Backyard Edibles 2008 III

Not only are the gardens of Vancouver BC filled with an assortment of absolutely delicious edible fruits, vegetables and herbs but the micro-farmers are generous and friendly. This fig fresh off the tree was the most juicy I have ever had. Another happy old Chinese farmer gave me a couple of chokos from his harvest, one of them sprouted and…

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Porch Corn 2008 III

Balcony garden bar overlooking Vancouver, BC. Coriander, tomatoes, chilli, calendula, passionflower, nasturtiums, basil, sage, green-beans and corn. This is the first year with the garden in this location, and the corn didn't do very well--not enough dirt for their roots, they did a good job, considering, but I didn't get much corn. Next time I will have to try miniature…

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Porch Corn 2008 I

Balcony garden bar overlooking Vancouver, BC. Coriander, tomatoes, chilli, calendula, nasturtium, passionflower, basil, sage, green-beans and corn. This is the first year with the garden in this location. I have lot to learn about balcony gardening, so thank god for the Internet.

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The Heart of Maizeland

Article published in the Far West Almanac May 2008. Inspired by the book SELU: Seeking the Corn-Mother's Wisdom by Marilou Awiakta Ginitsi Selu (Grandmother Corn) Harmony, Respect, Community, Healing Lately when I find myself thinking about roots, it isn't long until I start thinking about corn. Edible corn originated in Central America, a gift of the creator in the form…

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My First Real Garden – II

Continued from here. We went on a trip to Cleveland in September, just when the first cold and misty weather-change hit the Catskills. The deer, worried winter was coming early, and glad to find my garden unattended with the open invitation of a fence that only went half way 'round, quickly gorged themselves on my veggies and herbs. It was…

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My First Real Garden – I

I have lived in dorms, small rooms or apartments ever since boarding school and in the past ten years or so always have at least a few plants in pots. Living in the Catskills of New York was my first opportunity to have a real garden in my own plot of land, where I could do exactly what I wanted, however I wanted. It was a most satisfying dream-come-true experience.

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Chili-Cumin Popcorn

serves 2 3/4 c organic popping corn 1/4 c oil Method: Allow oil to heat. Add two or three kernels of corn and cover. When the kernels pop, add the rest of the corn to the pot. The pot should be heavy bottomed and medium sized. Keep the cover on, don't peek. When the corn begins to pop, turn the…

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