How to Make Wild Plum Sorbet

  Who needs store bought when you can pick them for free? It's a marvel really. These wild plums can be found peppering hillsides, gardens and parks in the San Francisco Bay Area. They're abundant and...

In the Garden | Food Tastes Better Outside

  When spring comes and the greens are ready, the carrots sweet from winter and there's foraging at hand, I bundle up the cutting board, picnic knife and grater and bee-line for the garden, kids...

What to Grow in 2015 | 5 Plants to Add to Your Must-Have List

  Wondering what to grow? The year is new and it's seed catalog season. Time to sharpen your pencil and dream big. The seeds you plant speak to cultivated living and a life of growing the...

Fall Gardening Tips: Making the Most of Your Pumpkin Harvest

  When in season, it's pumpkin everything. Pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie... and that warm, fuzzy place they fill since childhood. From planting to carving and eating -- they spell fall and color and...

Jam Making 101 | Hard Earned Sweetness

  What could be better than picking and eating summer berries? Picking, eating and having enough left over to make homemade jam. Pie is amazing too, but jam is special -- sweet goodness and foraging...

My Surprise Crop: Tomatillos

  This season yielded my most generous crop of tomatillos yet. It's a happy surprise and bit of a puzzler -- it's always interesting to see what takes from one season to the next. The...

3 Reasons to Love Apricot Season

  It's apricot season and I'm reminded of why they're so amazing. One. They never taste as good as they do right now. Time for picking and eating. And soon it will be time for the...

Dirt-to-Dinner

  Dirt-to-dinner, garden-to-table, farm-to-fork, fork-to-mouth... what does it all mean? Not long ago I got a call from an old friend, Greg Gearheart. He's an organizer of a Dirt to Dinner event in Sacramento and water...

Fava Bean Foraging

Fava beans are either a cover crop with perks or an amazing food plant with perks. I haven't decided the order but it's definitely top on the list of most rewarding garden plants. One, they'll...

Four Fab Edible Flowers

Some are honey bee hubs, others are pungent and peppery. There are modest, girl-next-door types while a few pack some punch. However they come edible flowers deliver an other-worldly sensory experience in the garden...
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