Summer Trees Make Me Feel Fine

August 29, 2013
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Each year, The Cultural Landscape Foundation spotlights at-risk landscapes in hopes of developing enough political and community support to save them. These annual campaigns, known as "Landslide," are themed according to the most pressing needs of the time.

Garden Cocktails

July 03, 2012
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“Elixir of fruit juice, crushed root, and golden honey date back to the dawn of time and far beyond the written word,” noted Charles H. Baker Jr., author of the esteemed 1939 volume The Gentleman's Companion. And indeed, it can be argued that virtually all cocktails stem from ingredients pulled in some manner from the earth, be it the julep (whose name, according to the above title, comes from the “Persian gulab, or Arab julab, meaning rose water”) or the fresh strawberry juice-infused La Fraise d'Amour.

From Garden to Table: Eggplant Balls

July 28, 2011
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It has been Very Hot of late (hence the capitals); not just regular hot but steamy hot, with the streets of New York cleared, humans turning into wilted, grumpy versions of their cooler-weather selves, and the plants on my fire escape doing the same. I, like many people I know, have taken to avoiding my kitchen, dashing in only to grab a salad, or in moments of desperation, to stick my head into the freezer.

The Bulbs of Summer

March 23, 2011
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Polianthes tuberosa, from Brent and Becky's Bulbs

From Garden to Table: From Seed to Skillet

September 29, 2009
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It’s full on Indian summer here in New York—minus the late afternoon darkness, you’d hardly know that it’s about to be October, what with these muggy days. I have to admit that I’m ready for the crisp air and cozy sweaters of fall, though I know I’ll be kicking myself come the dark days of winter. What I’m loving about this prolonged summer, though, is the produce that’s been continuing to pop up at the farmer’s market and in my CSA, including late-summer veggies like corn and tomatoes.