Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gardening video: planting sweet corn

how does your garden grow? From #communitygarden novices to experienced home kitchen gardeners, farmers market growers, professionals and permaculturists…'tis  the season when thoughts turn to gardening. Claunch-Pinto and Torrance County Extension have been collaborating in gardening workshops. Since the June workshop has been postponed and the series on hiatus with Gene Winn recovering from hip surgery, perhaps we all can help fill the gap here with videos, resources and gardening tips. Topics and recommendations invited.


In today's episode you and I will plant Ambrosia Sweet Corn. Join me in the garden for a slightly different method of planting corn for a stronger healthier plant. Stay tuned for many updates on this. Hopefully it ends with me grilling fresh corn on the barbeque this summer. 
Gardeners also share tips on the Facebook page. Here's an interesting one that reminds us how much gardening is the ultimate recycling:
"I am growing potatoes in horse feed bags. They are doing great so far. I rolled the bag all the way down to start, added straw in the bottom then a layer of soil enriched with compost, planted and now as they grow I am alternating straw and soil."

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Harvard goes haute cuisine…scientifically


Science & Cooking brings together top chefs and preeminent Harvard researchers to explore how everyday cooking and haute cuisine can illuminate basic principles in physics and engineering, and vice versa.
During each week of the course, you will watch as chefs reveal the secrets behind some of their most famous culinary creations — often right in their own restaurants. Inspired by such cooking mastery, the Harvard team will then explain, in simple and sophisticated ways, the science behind the recipe.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Pie Multi-Tools

Behold the missing link between Martha Stewart and Moby Dick: the scrimshaw pie multi-tool.

6 Pie Crimpers 460

On a recent Venue visit to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, I was captivated by a gallery filled with scrimshaw items, carved by American nineteenth-century whalemen as gifts for mothers, wives, and sweethearts during their long sea voyages....[S]crimshanders carved baleen, walrus tusks, and whale teeth into hundreds of thousands of pie crimpers.

Read the rest at Pie Multi-Tools at edible geography, Everybody Eats' latest food related blog find

Thursday, May 9, 2013

10-layer roasted vegetable salad

…for those not that into grazing raw vegetables. Salads don't have to be 100%  raw. This one looks interesting. With the Mountainair Farm & Garden Market now open (even if reports do run to information skimpy and content lite) and the community garden (no link, FB page not being maintained) getting busy, it's time for Everybody Eats to get with it too.  Farmer market and community garden posts will appear here, on Mountainair Online (the blog) and, to a lesser extent, iCreate ~ all syndicated to Mountainair Online (the Facebook page). Enough already...onto the salad course…

Every single bite of this salad is a new and wonderful flavor combination, depending on what lands on your fork. The delightful mix of roasted vegetables, beans, crispy lettuce, crunchy toasted almonds, smooth avocado and tangy feta cheese -- all combined with a dressing of garlic, honey and spices -- is an incredibly tasty and healthy feast.

There are a few steps to making this salad, but it comes together quickly....This recipe is adapted from The Fresh & Green Table by Susie Middleton.

Continuea at 10-layer roasted vegetable salad [Vegetarian] : TreeHugger