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Home grown is greater than store bought Pick up your shovel and your hoe! Well, where the heck did winter go, and when did Spring arrive? The fever is rising. Spring is here, and that means time to prepare your soil and plan the garden. Bart and I performed our very own rite of Spring […]
It may be too early to plant, but it is never too early to plan. From Arugula to Zahara Eggplant, gardeners are marking calendars and making lists, drawing up plans, checking availability and placing orders. In short we are getting hyped for summer. Italians have a way with vegetables. There is just no doubt about […]
Have you ever wondered why just about every Italian city and town have a street called via XX Settembre (20th of September?) Well, think Italian unification – Italians of the late nineteenth century wanted their capital in Rome. Now channel the Bersaglieri. Yes the Bersaglieri, those fast stepping infantrymen with the coolest hats ever. And […]
Another in the ongoing series – Exploring Tomatoes I love this tomato! Smaller than the common Roma, with a stout bottom tapering up to narrow straight shoulders, this is one seriously productive plant. This heirloom variety plum tomato is direct from Italy and produces fruit of about 2 to 3 ounces in weight. It is […]