gardening, recipes

Liz’s autumn-garden pesto

“Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile." John Howard Bryant, American farmer/poet Flowers are setting seed. Herbs are setting seed. Fat spiders have made wooly nests for their eggs in every crevice. Somewhat tattered butterflies have already tucked their next generation under leaves. A no-fuss lunch -- basically garden to table. It's true. All through the garden,… Continue reading Liz’s autumn-garden pesto


Savory Potato Coins

“What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.” A.A. Milne, author of "Winnie the Pooh" books Someday soon it will be cool enough that you will want to turn on your oven. Here is a tasty and simple recipe you may want to try.… Continue reading Savory Potato Coins


Eat-your-veggies stir fry

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Michael Pollan, "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto" See the char on that zucchini coin in the middle? That -- along with olive oil and some seasoning -- is what makes veggies taste good enough to actually eat. (P.S. The gluten-free pasta in this photo is coated… Continue reading Eat-your-veggies stir fry


Corn-off-the-cob cakes

"...pray what more can a reasonable man desire, in peaceful times, in ordinary noons, than a sufficient number of ears of green sweet-corn boiled, with the addition of salt?" Henry David Thoreau, Walden To make these cakes look as good as they taste, consider adding some color. Here, grape tomatoes coated in vinegar and oil… Continue reading Corn-off-the-cob cakes