Let’s get back to food crafty business! Today we’re combining two of my passions, fungi and pickles, aka., lacto-fermentation! If it’s more comfortable, you can just think of it as delicious kitchen science! The difference between most pickles you buy at the store and lacto-fermented pickles is most modern pickles are made using by processing vegetables in a hot brine made with some combination of … Continue reading How to Pickle Mushrooms (with Lacto-fermentation, that is!)
Congratulations! You finally put in the muscle and mental effort to install the garden that you delicately planned out… or you just walked boldly out into the patchy turf grass with a shovel one day and started digging your way to your dreams, carving a tame legacy from the wilderness of your lawn. Either way, your effort is starting to pay off as okra, tomatoes, … Continue reading Abundance Problems: What to do with too much!
So I found a skeleton in my closet yesterday. Well, not really a skeleton in that they weren’t dead, but it seems that I ‘misplaced’ a paper sack of potatoes that I planned to use for seed this spring in a dusty corner. Now, looking at the facts here, it’s the middle of March, not long after a new moon. I could very easily claim … Continue reading Optimism and Forgotten Potatoes
Here’s one of my favorite old sheet mulch installations from some old photos. Before: And After: Since I moved into my new community garden plot last fall, I have been trying to scrounge, gather, or acquire, by mostly legal means, the materials to lay down a sheet mulch. I’m not talking about some Johnny-come-lately sheet mulch that the established bermuda grass is going to laugh … Continue reading Sheet Mulch is the BEST MULCH!!!