Earlier this year, a reader posted a great question to 650Food's Facebook page: I have a "minimizing food waste" question. I bought loads of fresh herbs for holiday cooking. Some I have in a cup of water in the fridge, but others are in their mini plastic clamshell awaiting turning into mush before being dumped … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: Fresh Herbs
Time for the monthly update on my little back yard garden! As we're coming into August, nightshades are just about ready for harvest, the sage has taken over the herb box, and I have a garden thief! First up: that garden thief. Or maybe I should say garden thieves. It all started with chewed-up chives … Continue reading Grow Local: How Does Your Garden Grow? — Part Trois
Time for the monthly progress report on my little edible garden! (Actually this post should have appeared last week, but the 4th of July holiday delayed things a bit.) We're about 9 weeks along at this point, for those of you playing the home game. Lots of sunshine and more than a few hot days … Continue reading Grow Local: How Does Your Garden Grow? — Part Deux
As we're heading into the last weekend of May, it's time for the first update on my attempt to grow food. After just about a month, my little garden is flourishing! To date everything I planted is thriving, and much to my surprise, the lettuce is overflowing the planting boxes. As a comparison, here's what … Continue reading Grow Local: How Does Your Garden Grow?
You know what I love about spring in the 650? Everything! The days are deliciously warm, and the sun sets late enough in the evening that you can have dinner outside. Spring color brightens every yard on my street, thanks to blooming trees, rose bushes, and freshly planted annuals. The luscious perfume of citrus blossoms … Continue reading Inspired: Creating a Kitchen Garden