shoulder-high snow peas

starting today, the watering, weeding, and get-dirt-on-your-knees volunteering is rolling into motion at the 200 foot garden (you can read my first day’s account of┬ádiscovering┬áthis tiny fertile bed of soil hugging an otherwise unremarkable sidewalk in brookline). anyone can volunteer, and here’s the latest email update from local garden co-founder, pat. Hi Everyone, We’re hoping … Continue reading

the intensity of beef and beer

things i now feel justified to mention. + never underestimate the shallot + dairy and wine, oddly and complementarily tangy + a beef-scented apartment is an awesome side effect * recipe for flank steak with shallot-mustard sauce on cook’s country

adoption notice

NAME: placido “dark opal” puttanesca NAME: domingo “habanero” domingo RELATIONSHIP: long-lost brothers CITY OF BIRTH: barnstable, cape cod organic farm DATE OF ADOPTION: 06/06/2011 AGENCY: whole foods, cambridge STATE OF HEALTH: adolescent, fragrant, rebellious KNOWN AFFINITIES: oxygen, water, steady diet of haiku CURRENT HABITAT: eastern light, terra cotta, tight quarters SPECULATION: salsa, pesto, salads, pickles, … Continue reading

urban gardening on a skinny bed of soil

one of the many fringe benefits of my new role working at america’s test kitchen (the headquarters are squirreled away in a nondescript building, smack dab in brookline village) is the uber-serene 1.3-mile path between fenway station and my destination. (it’s so pleasant, i only foresee taking the green line in the worst of conditions.) … Continue reading