Drink the garden · Urban gardening

chamomile, clover, and lemon balm tea

I decided to grow chamomile in between my lettuce rows this year. It began producing blooms right as the clover in my yard decided to flower. The lemon balm in my herb bed is unstoppable at this point, and the combination of the three plants called out for me to turn them into a calming… Continue reading chamomile, clover, and lemon balm tea

Foodgasms · Foraging · Urban gardening

sumac kefir grilled chicken

Grilling season is in full swing, to my delight. After a long day working indoors, there is nothing quite so refreshing as throwing something tasty on the grill, pouring a glass of wine, and sitting on the porch watching the sun dip down below the trees while smoky smells drift over you. Today I did… Continue reading sumac kefir grilled chicken

Experiment · Foodgasms · Foraging

charles river foraged dinner

Down by the river, down by the banks of the River Charles – that’s where you’ll find me, picking invasive species for dinner. This glorious spring evening was perfect for a stroll along one of the Boston area’s more successful conservation projects. Really, apparently the river water is safe for swimming these days, though I… Continue reading charles river foraged dinner

Experiment · Urban gardening

springtime in the veggie garden

The early April cold spell did not prevent my snap peas from sprouting, thankfully. Nor did it damage the early rows of baby greens. Thankfully, my March sowing gamble has paid off and I am hopeful we will have an extended growing season. So long as summer heat and drought don’t make an early appearance,… Continue reading springtime in the veggie garden