Yuma Lettuce Days in Arizona
Lettuce Days will sprout up, down on the farm soon. The annual “feastival” that celebrates the area’s agricultural abundance will take place February 28 through March 1 at the University of Arizona’s Yuma Agricultural Center, a working research farm in the Yuma Valley just west of the town. The event typically features celebrity chefs and cooking demonstrations, entertainment, a giant salad bar, and a farmers’ market. For more information, visit the Yuma Lettuce Days website.
Quick Pickling or Lacto-Fermentation: Which Food Preservation Method is Right for You?
The author’s fermented sauerkraut Photo by Jenny Underwood Last month, I wrote about some very common and useful food preservation methods. Just like everything, each method has its pros and cons. This installment will address some more of my favorite preservation methods: lacto-fermentation and quick pickling. These two methods have been around for ages. Who […]
Battling Root-Knot Nematodes in the Summer Garden
Photo by Lori L. Stalteri on Flickr In the Sacramento region of California, where I live, my spring and summer garden started out growing at a remarkable rate. I planted the second week in April and started getting zucchini by the end of May. Not that everyone is thrilled with an over-production of zucchini, but […]
Egg-Gregiously Overlooked Eggplant
Eggplant is a healthy and beautiful vegetable, originated in northeastern Africa, easy to grow cultivars, zone 5-8, Black Beauty, Long Purple, Prosperosa, Italian heirloom.