You’ve heard of nose-to-tail cooking. You’re all too familiar with chefs using all parts of the beast from snout to trotter, and ox tongue to ox tail. Now we’re applying those rules to the humble watermelon. If you don’t compost, it can feel a little wasteful throwing away all that abundant watermelon rind once you’re [Read more]
Archive for August, 2012
(image via theeasygarden) I bet you’re wondering if a person can actually grow melons in a pot on a balcony. It’s one thing to grow tomatoes. They’re the size of baseballs. But melons? They’re the size of babies. Surely, melon babies need more space than you can provide, right? Wrong! Melons, like all their friends [Read more]
You’d think that after a little August vacation, I’d come back wanting to talk about something other than tomatillos. And you’d be right. But first I just had to show you this photo: my purple tomatillo plants, in flower, last night on the terrace. So delicate and exotic at the same time. Aren’t they beautiful?
I’ve cooked up a number of date-night meals in my life. By virtue of the fact that my now husband was one of those chronically over-worked types in our early courtship, I frequently had to whip up late-night repasts when our scheduled dinner plans got pushed back to a window way past regular restaurant serving [Read more]