Call dibs on the pancake recipe you'd like to test!Read More »
The third of Emiko's Big Feast posts: everything but the squeal.Read More »
Merrill embraces a new way to get dinner on the table.Read More »
Tuesday was another day of snacking, cooking, and generally having fun on the job in the test kitchen. Here are some highlights of the day's work.Read More »
The second post for Emiko's Big Feast: making sanguinaccio dolceRead More »
Alana Chernila shows us how to stock our pantry with homemade graham crackers.Read More »
Inspiration for tonight's dinner: seafoam and deep roots. Sweet and briny scallops sing a springy song in a tarragon cream sauce, while earthy roasted fennel and crunchy almonds dress up a million baubles of couscous. Surprise -- a quick weeknight meal doesn't have to be same old same old after all. We've got it all planned out for you, just glance and execute!Read More »
Today: Direct sowing, broadcast sowing, transplanting...what's the difference? Amy gives us a primer on how to get any plant, large or small, started in your garden. And don't miss her tips on intercropping!
Last year a dear friend emailed me from Spain highlighting a "technique" (and I use that term loosely!) that I had sort of breezed over in all of my writings. He wrote:
Lots of times you say to "sow seeds directly," but do you mean make a small hole in the center with your finger and plant just one seed? Or make as many holes all over and sow all over the area just under the surface? Or make a row and sow one lettuce seed every couple of inches as the packet indicates?
Up until when he reached out to me, I had no idea this would be so confusing for anyone. Thinking about how best to respond was a challenge, as different seeds have different sowing requirements and there is really no one answer. Further, there are different planting strategies depending on the plants you'll sow and your garden space. With that in mind, here is a us eful guide on how to sow seeds and plant transplants, along with tips for making the most of your garden space.Read More »
Emiko's first Big Feast post: sourcing the meats for La MaialataRead More »
Today, we're sharing our tips for keeping an organized pantry.Read More »