Fall in the urban garden means…
Pulling in the last of the tomatoes…planting cold-weather crops…preparing beds for winter…cozy baking.
Southerners do not like mayonnaise in coleslaw. I grew up eating this Southern cider vinegar coleslaw, my grandmother's recipe, and it's everything I love in a coleslaw.
At Urban Choice Mushrooms, the "farmland" is a shadowy warehouse; the plant rows are shelves of plastic bags; and the produce ranges in color from bluish grey to vivid yellow. This is the modern mushroom farm.
A winter cover crop will replenish your soil with critical nutrients, prevent weeds from growing and even provide a handy green mulch. Here are 4 ways to work that no-till cover crop into the soil come spring.
You may be a great cook, but how are your food presentation skills? Chefs know that a pretty plate impresses diners. Here are 7 pro tips to make your plates prettier.
We use Virginia's Bloody Butcher heirloom corn for this polenta recipe. The dark reddish color makes a striking plate presentation, which is one reason professional chefs prize this heirloom corn.
This earthy side dish works best with the larger carrots of late summer and early fall, or supermarket carrots that have been stored a while. Save the tender baby carrots for salads and other lighter dishes.
Looking for a different pasta shape to make with sweet potato? These little sweet potato gnocchi pillows have ridges that capture your favorite tomato-based sauce, and they're fun to make. Here's the recipe.
We call it "winter kale" because kale is happiest in the colder weather of fall, winter and early spring. Here’s how to keep winter kale as a reliable urban garden crop all winter long.
A winter cover crop helps the rebuild the garden's soil, chockes out weeds and prevents soil erosion. It’s not just for big farms, here’s how to grow a winter cover crop in a tiny urban garden.
This quick fermented sauerkraut recipe is easy, trendy and probiotic. You can mix up this sauerkraut in minutes and then let ferment for two weeks in any corner of the house.
In the fall, I cut our thyme back hard, and then dry it in the house. Not all herbs dry well, but drying thyme is pretty much idiot-proof. There are only a few little tricks to getting it right.