Chilled Sorrel and Borage Gazpacho – In-Season Recipes (W/ Vegan Option)

  Been hot enough for you?  Wait, wait – before you claw out your own eyeballs, either from the heat, or the obligatory small-talk that accomapnies it, have some soup. It makes you feel better. Refreshing, chilled soup. You’ll want those eyeballs to be able to appreciate the crazy green color of this sorrel and borage gazpacho.  “What and who gaz-what-oh?”  Gazpacho is basically a chilled Spanish soup that’s more-or-less salsa that you eat with a spoon. Traditionally, it’s made with many of the same ingredients that are found in salsa, then thickened with bread. And here is my local, … Continue reading Chilled Sorrel and Borage Gazpacho – In-Season Recipes (W/ Vegan Option)

Forest Garden Life and May Harvest Totals

Life in a forest garden puts you in direct contact with sanity grounded in the earth, in the soil. The mysteries of life, death, and food become the backbone of everyday wisdom in a way that rewrites your whole understanding of life, nature, and our place in it. While other gardeners, like farmers, are in a battle against nature to fend off “pests” and “weeds,” in the struggle to get “our slice of the pie, the forest gardener works with nature, revving up the entire chain of life to grow the size of the pie!  While the conventional farmer removes … Continue reading Forest Garden Life and May Harvest Totals

I’ll Never Dig Compost into a Garden Again! The Worst Soil in Our Garden Has Had the Most Time, Effort and Compost!

Ugh. Just finished prepping and digging this teensy garden bed again this year, and I’ll never do it again! In fact, I actually gave up about half way through and left it like that! What a waste of time, energy and resources. A quick estimate “Return on Investment” analysis of the time I spend on this bed vs. the veggies we’ve gotten out of it, reveals that at best, we get a few dollars an hour worth of yield out of this bed.   We decided to keep these two small “biointensive” garden beds in our Permaculture Zone 1 area … Continue reading I’ll Never Dig Compost into a Garden Again! The Worst Soil in Our Garden Has Had the Most Time, Effort and Compost!