Urban Pantry, The Cookbook

So, here is the short story – I am writing a cookbook! Here is the long story – it’s not out until May 2010. Urban Pantry will be a modern, clean, hip, inviting, whiff of elegance all wrapped up in one little book about how to cook economically and eco-fabulously at home. This is not your grandmother’s musty old pantry! This is an efficient, thrifty, organized, seasonal storage space or cupboard—a home cook’s go-to place for basic food prep and sustainable meals.  I will have recipes on preserving, using whole grains, and whipping up quick meals from your well stocked urban pantry. Got any requests?  Send them my way! I’m off to write and brainstorm in the gorgeous Methow Valley. Stops at Blue Bird Grain Farm and Sunny Pines goat dairy are in order.  I’ll be cookin’ and writing, writing and cookin’.  Always on the gogo, cookin’ up something tasty! … Continue reading

What to Grow in Your Urban Garden NOW, May

May is suuuuuuuch a busy month in the garden.  So busy, in fact, that I barely have time to write this and you likely have no time to read it.  So, a few bullet points for us urbanites on the gogo………… – Do not set tomato plants out until Memorial Day weekend at earliest (and do feel free to send me a bday gift this same weekend.  I like champagne & anything blue.) – Continue to sow lettuces this month – just a few seeds at a time.  And by “a few”, I mean four or five.  That’s four or five heading lettuce seed (not loose leaf).  Wait three weeks and repeat. – Potatoes go in this month! Fun! I only reco’ potatoes if you have a lot of space and an entire bed (at least 3’x2′) that you can dedicate them to. Otherwise, buy at the farmers market from … Continue reading