Watermelon wedges

Watermelon Wedges I first discovered it at a restaurant called the “Red Tavern” in Chico Ca. I was able to pretty quickly deconstruct and recreate it. Watermelon wedges rinds removed or not, a pinch of salt, a dash of a ginger sesame vinaigrette (homemade is best but you can use store-bought too), a chiffonade of…

One Straw Revolution

In many years of gardening, as well as writing about and teaching classes on horticulture, I’ve always attempted to incorporate self sufficiency and permaculture techniques.I am deeply indebted to the knowledge and skill of those who have come before me, especially one of the earliest and most revolutionary proponents of self-sufficient, natural and permaculture farming practices,…

Cardoons and a recipe for Cardoon Potato Gratin

Pink stem Cardoon ‘Rouge de Algiers’ A ‘Food Forest’ or ‘Forest Garden’ is a design practice that falls under the broader heading of ‘Permaculture’. (The term Agro-forest is also used but I tend to avoid using it as it lends itself to a more commercial connotation)Within such a design plan one tries to establish layers…