Back-to-school panic season coincides with the height of tomato season in my house. I keep saying I am going to do proper canning, yet the equipment keeps languishing in my basement for reasons of time and intimidation (we do not call it laziness around here and you shouldn’t either).
Everyone “knows” how to open an oyster, but few are actually taken through a technique step by step by such a colorful character. We just had to share.
I know my tomato snobbery game is so on point. But by now it’s no secret that good ingredients will yield good eats. So take advantage of the shiny ruby treats at your famers market while you can. You’ll thank me when your ‘maters are as saucy as a salsa dancer.
Encouraging leafy herbs, combating squash vine borers and more midsummer gardening tips from a local kitchen gardener.
Long Island mourns the loss of local apiarist, Craig Byer, who tragically died in a motorcycle accident last night.
Chris Kelley, member of local home brewing club Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts, had an idea: organize and host a Chopped style brew day. Ten teams, each with a head brewer and one or two assistants, were randomly assigned a style of beer and two ingredients, such as wood, peaches or habanero peppers; Kelley’s team drew a rye IPA base with orange peel and basil.
I’ve had to be brutally honest with myself. The harsh reality is that when it comes to horticulture, while I may aspire to a green thumb, mine is mostly black and blue. No amount of planning, Miracle-Gro, cultivating, raised beds, sweat or physical labor has ever produced the kind of stunning vegetable sanctuary I dream of.
Food waste emits so much carbon dioxide, if it were a country, it’d be third behind China and the U.S. Learn how to use food products as natural dyes for fabric with STAINED.
There has been a hint of summer in the air. Get out this weekend and reconnect with your foodshed. We have tastings, tunes a community garden build and farmers markets on the horizon.
Rhubarb is in season and strawberries are soon to follow. We have an easy peasy recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Refrigerator Jam.
Who would have thought that deep fried frog legs would have brought out this mother’s pride?
Yes! It’s finally that time to get your hands in the dirt and start your garden Patty Gentry of Early Girl Farm in East Moriches has some great ideas for those with just some space in the backyard for great vegetables and herbs to plant in early spring.