Category Archives for Gardening

Summer Squash Tart & Happy Fourth!

Hi everyone. Happy Fourth. Just a quick post here. I made this tart, as you may recall, once last summer. This year’s version, made with squash entirely from my garden, is far more special. I must admit, however, this recipe … Continue reading

03. July 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Gardening, Lunch, Vegetarian | 1 comment

Garden Update II

So far, the best part about having a garden has been the smells. Every time I pass by those cinder blocks, I brush my hand over the basil leaves or the tomato vines or the oregano plant, and in just … Continue reading

29. June 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Gardening | 8 comments

Tortillas & Blossoms

I have a vision of the perfect tortilla. It’s made of corn, from fresh masa, not masa harina. It’s thin. It’s soft. And, ideally, it’s made to order on a griddle-like surface like the ones served every weekend at the … Continue reading

02. June 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Gardening, Grass-fed Meat, Mexican | 1 comment

Garden Update

Recall the garden I (Ben) planted? Well, in just one month, look how it’s progressed! The tomato plants are growing like mad. So is the summer squash. If you haven’t planted a garden yet this spring, it’s not too late. … Continue reading

23. May 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Gardening | 3 comments

Cinder-Block Garden How-To

Hello. Over the weekend, I (OK, Ben) planted a garden. As Ben laid the bricks, tilled the soil and planted the seeds, I read him instructions from the e-book Cinder Block Gardens. The details of our experience can be read … Continue reading

24. April 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Gardening | 8 comments