Malagasy Mangoes When I was a girl, my family lived on the island of Madagascar. Often my mom would ask me to fetch something from the yard. “Cami, would you go get me some mangoes?” I would take my wagon out to the cluster of mango trees down by the river. It was pure heaven […]
The Great Storm A few years ago, we had the oddest, and as it turned out, most disastrous, April ice storm. First it rained like the dickens for a day. Then the temperature dropped, and the rain changed to heavy, wet snow of which we proceeded to get about a foot. When it was all […]
Years ago I worked with a chef named Hosch. He was an extremely talented chef, very quirky, and one of the funniest people I have ever met. I quickly came to understand the meaning of a belly-laugh and laughing until you cry. He kept his coworkers constantly entertained, all the while imbuing us with nuggets of culinary wisdom.
I am thinking about them right now in the colder months because they are so easily grown inside. Microgreens are defined as the edible, immature greens that are harvested about two weeks after germination.
Salt: “a substance so valuable it served as a currency, has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires and inspired revolutions.”
Kombucha epitomizes putting into practice a lifestyle of wellness. The billions of healthy bacteria in a fermented tea drink flavored with luscious berries and ginger embody all the facets of wellness.
Thinking of Spring We are in the midst of a blizzard. Mother nature is dumping heavy, wet snow, yet inside my cozy house the growing stack of seed catalogs is whetting my appetite for summer. Johnny’s Selected Seeds has introduced “the first-ever red-colored Chinese cabbage with full-sized heads.” Park Seed has just introduced a bi-colored […]
This deep ruby-colored globe is as delicately flexible to use in your cooking as it is beautiful to behold.
A parallel exists between beauty, heritage, and function. This spoon was cherished by my grandmother, carved in Norway with the Norwegian art form called Rosemaling.