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Brussels Sprouts and Salad Surprise

Home /Gardening /Brussels Sprouts and Salad SurprisePhoto by Jessica WalliserI harvested the last of my Brussels sprouts for the year to make a quick and easy sidedish.I harvested the last of our Brussels sprouts last week, and they were delicious. After washing them, I peeled off the outer leaves, then cut them each in half.
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Fire Blight Is Harshing My Mellow

It’s a great time of year. The overachieving zucchini plants are producing like crazy; the kale is still leafing like mad, and the tomato plants are showing great promise. Now that the veggies are nice and settled, I can give my baby fruit trees some love.But wait! What is that? My beautiful little quince tree, the one I chose because it had been pruned by the nursery into the most amazing umbrella shape, has five or six dead leaf clusters at the end of its lovely, drooping branches.
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DIY Cabbage Collars To Prevent Cabbage Root Maggots

PHOTO: Jessica WalliserCabbage root flies (Delia radicum/Hylemya brassicae) have become problematic in my garden over the last few years. By early summer, I found myself losing at least half of my cole crop plantings to the little buggers. After doing a bit of research at the start of last season, I came up with a plan to keep cabbage root flies away from my plants, and it worked: cabbage collars.
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5 Easy Ways to Preserve Mushrooms

PHOTO: iStock/ThinkstockOnce you’ve begun to grow mushrooms, you’ll find out how easy they are to cultivate and will likely end up with a bumper crop. This is great because mushrooms can be savored in any number of entrées, from omelets and casseroles to stuffed or beer-battered mushroom appetizers. However if you’re looking to use or preserve your excess mushroom harvest outside the standard culinary use, here are are some fun and inventive ideas to try.
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Danish Restaurant to Reopen as Urban Farm

Danish Restaurant to Reopen as Urban FarmDanish Restaurant To Reopen As Urban Farm – Urban Farm Urban FarmChef René Redzepi has a new vision for Noma, his restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark.Chef René Redzepi has a new vision for Noma, his restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Escargot Farming, or Heliciculture

Home /Urban Farming /Escargot Farming, or HeliciculturePhoto by Rick GushThese snails have been farmed specifically for escargot.A couple of times, back when I was in college, my friends and I collected a big mass of common brown garden snails, threw them into an empty, plastic garbage can with a head of shredded lettuce, kept them in the garbage can for about a day and a half, and then took all of the snails out and boiled them.
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