Monthly Archives: February 2011

Winter harvest, part two

The final taste of summer was the basil paste I took from the freezer. Once it defrosted, I was eating big spoonfulls of dark green sunshine. It’s the fresh basil I harvested last October and Turkish olive oil made into … Continue reading

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Winter harvest

I’m still eating foods I grew over the summer: garlic, kobacha (Japanese winter squash) and pesto (basil). And it all tastes great and makes me keen to start the new growing season. Here’s a winter recipe for what’s left of … Continue reading

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Why eat hyperlocal, hyperfresh

“When you have the best and tastiest ingredients, you can cook very simply and the food will be extraordinary because it tastes like what it is. . . . Food tastes naturally delicious when it has been grown with care, … Continue reading

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Seeds and dreams

“For gardeners, this is the season of lists and callow hopefulness; hundreds of thousands of bewitched readers are poring over their catalogues, making lists for their seed and plant orders, dreaming their dreams.”  – Katharine White, Onward & Upward in … Continue reading

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