vegetables


vertical gardening herbs
I miss our backyard garden – the battle with the red clay, the monster zucchinis and tomatoes, plentiful peppers, even the dispirited cantaloupe. When the yard was re-graded a few years back, the last remnants of it were wiped away. So there’s this large backyard with nothing to do. It’s […]

A Basement Garden. Chapter I – A Wishful Need


spoonful beef stew bowl
 On soup: “The transformation that occurs in the caldron is quintessential and wondrous, subtle and delicate.” – I Yin, 239 B.C.E. Spring is technically here although temperatures feel more like early summer than spring. But, hey, when is weather ever reasonable here in the Mid-Atlantic? In the seventies this week […]

Soup’s On, Souping’s In – Menu Mainstay Gets Fresh Treatment