It is Memorial Day weekend, the first holiday weekend of Summer! How are you spending your weekend? Are you a weekend garden warrior - even on a holiday weekend? Starting a new project on your patio? On your deck? Or in your backyard? Are you cultivating a flower, herb, or vegetable garden?...more
A Bowl of Soup You Can't Have: AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/IpPbj3 Early Spring greens foraged in the morning by Moreno and liquefied in a bowl by one of the world's great chefs: Moreno's wife Giuliana of Locanda Gambero Rosso. This place is heaven on earth (go into our archives and find our other posts on this extraordinary trattoria). And, it's planting time for the orto. Primavera arriva! Finalmente!...more
God created our bodies to need lots and lots of fruits and veggies. The average American gets two and a half servings total of fruits and vegetables a day, but we should be eating five. Even worse, most Americans get their daily intake from nutritionally depleted fruits and vegetables. "What?!?!" you say. "Well, I'm fine...I buy fresh fruits and veggies. No cans and frozen stuff in my house." Nope...sorry, still depleted.
AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/roX9BYThe taste of summer. Let your garden feed your hunger. Our orto is producing and we there4 eat of its bounty. Here's a recipe that screams summer freshness with every bite. ...more
We've spotted the first signs of fall at our house. Some of my favorite things of fall are;
* harvesting our vegetable garden
* the changing of the leaves
* the crisp cool air while being sunny at the same time
* the promise of a crackling fire soon to come
When I lived in NYC, I realized one day that I had gone months without having my feet touch anything except asphalt, wood and carpet. No earth. No connectedness. Now, I love getting my hands in the dirt. But it wasn't always that way. It took me a while to understand what gardening really was. I used to think it was just about plants. Silly me.