Herbal Lore: Basil


D.I.Y., Herbs & Ingredients

  When I say “basil”, do you think “pesto”? Pesto made with sweet basil just happens to be one of my most long-standing addictions, but with over 50 different varieties (possibly as many as 150!) distributed around the world, basil is about much, much more…. Since ancient times, basil has found its way into our […]

September 26, 2012

Spring on the Micro-Farm


D.I.Y., Herban Gardening

First year in the expanded garden is off to an amazing start! We took advantage of the unbelievably mild weather and got planting nice and early. Lots of seeds are already sprouting up: radish, hakurei turnip, broccoli raab, mizuna, peas. The star of the show for me, though, is the Chickweed. She has spread from […]

March 21, 2012