Do you remember the lovely pine aroma the last time you walked in a forest, the woody scent after grinding fresh spices, or the fresh, grassy punch to the nose after chopping a handful of herbs? What you’re smelling is an invisible molecular cloud that trees, spices, and herbs…
three million gallons of water per minute More than one billion gallons of water in California go to growing alfalfa—a nutrient-rich plant in high…
This week we nerd out on watermelons (available May to October). All living beings on Earth constantly search for water—tree roots grow into cracked or…
arugula salad with politics on the side In 2007, at the mandatory Iowa stop, presidential hopeful Barack Obama greeted the crowd and then offended at…
This week we nerd out on arugula (available year-round). Arugula: the leafy green that is a popular salad ingredient and isn't a lettuce.
wait, how much for a basket of strawberries? Now that winter’s gone, there’s a new fruit in town: the strawberry! After a winter season full of citrus…
This week, we nerd out on Brussels sprouts (available September - May). Abuelitas, omas, or grandmas leave edible legacies. “The way grandma used to…
This week we nerd out on makrut lime (fruit available November-January, leaves available year-round). “As American as apple pie” is an idiom that…
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