Last summer, a small group of friends invited my husband and me to make wine with them. It’s a homemade endeavor with a professional twist: our group leader, Tom, used to make his own wine and grow his own grapes. He still had wine-making equipment from those days sitting around…
This week we nerd out on kohlrabi (available November - April). To appreciate kohlrabi, you need to understand another engineering marvel: modern…
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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…
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…
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In 2007, at the mandatory Iowa stop, presidential hopeful Barack Obama greeted the crowd and then offended at least half the room. In an effort to…
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…
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