Category Archives: urban farming

Spoon Tomatoes

  Standing in the greenhouse looking at a choice of seedlings of 200 varieties of heritage tomatoes I could grow was a thrill.This Spring having built more wooden boxes and added more colored plastic tubs to my office roof top vegetable garden I could still only accomodate about 60 varieties, accounting for … Continue reading

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Today on the Boulevard

Today on the boulevard the broom corn has reached 10 feet tall and the millet-like sprays are opening. It is sure to add another few feet. The amaranth heads are 3 feet high by at least one foot wide. The … Continue reading

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Fleeting Summer, Breakfast in a Flash

Sliced tomatoes, purple shiso, purple basil, sliced burgundy pole beans,  and chives from my urban farm just outside the kitchen door  One of my favorite cookbooks is Edward de Pomiane’s cookbook ,”Cooking  in 10 Minutes”[ first published in 1948] I … Continue reading

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The Gardening Sisters’ Wonderful Take on my Garden

  http://torontogardens.blogspot.com/2010/07/vivian-reisss-artful-garden.html

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Rouge gallery of tomatoes and a couple of jaune ones too!

Today on my office rooftop garden  at  www.124merton.com there were at least 22 varieties of tomatoes ripening.We have a total of 57  different varieties of heritage tomatoes.  Photos from left to right: Hawaiian Pineapple, Crynkovic Yugoslavian, Anna Russian, Abe Lincoln, Stupice, Black Russian, Wapiscon … Continue reading

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Buzz in in the garden

This morning Dan Goodbaum  www.foodbomb.org came to my garden to interview  me for  a video  he is making about my garden and my gardening philosophy . The bees were at work.

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Seeds along the Silk Route

 My daughter Ariel  www.interaxon.com  plucked a dill flower from the garden . “Mmm tastes like plov.” It wasn’t a stretch of her gustatory imagination. Ten years ago, Ariel, Joel and I took a trip to Central Asia. Plov figured prominently … Continue reading

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More on White, Ghost Eggplants

Ghost Eggplants in my Garden These eggplants are beautiful, delicious and prolific. I have planted them in all my gardens this year. When it comes time to eat them, place raw ones in the middle of the table as a centerpiece … Continue reading

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Not your usual Medieval Salat; more Recipes from the Concert

Last month on a tour of the Medieval Gardens At The Cloisters, the uptown branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the docent paused in the herb garden to tell us of the Medieval  cooks ’ love of salats. That is salad to … Continue reading

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Mutiny on the Blueberry Bounty

  Driving back from The Stratford Festival on Sunday amongst endless grain fields stood a blueberry farm. Of course I had to stop . The farmer convinced  me that I wanted to buy all the rest of his bounty since he wanted … Continue reading

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Will there be cotton?

Last cold and rainy Summer was not the best time to move from edible gardening to wearable gardening but by September last , the cotton did bloom. It didn’t have time enough time to set  cotton though. This year in  early April I … Continue reading

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Radishes

Last week in New York ,I was in a restaurant called Cascabel, www.nyctacos.com a lower east side vibe on the upper east side.  Low and behold, what did I see on the menu but radishes with Mexican herbs.  Of course I had … Continue reading

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