Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cuban Basil

Cuban Basil has a spicy flavor that is great in Italian and Mexican foods. It tastes similar to Sweet Basil except for that spicy kick. You can use it to put a herbal twist into some of your favorite Mexican foods.

For more information go here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Regaling in the food produced by the dried sunflowers, these birds tweet happily.  Approach quietly please.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012


Love and care of the Food bank plots, even in the summer, yield plenty to share. Here's a recent harvest delivered to TCAA.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kale Salad

Kale Salad

2-3 T. Olive Oil
Juice from ½ lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic – crushed

Whisk together all ingredients above.  
Pour over a bunch of torn up kale.  
Massage into kale.  
Shred a generous amount of Parmesan cheese over kale and mix well so there is a good coating.  
Let sit for 15 minutes.  
Toss with 2-3 T of bread crumbs.  

Monday, August 20, 2012

In Defense of Food

Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. 

 Eduarda, Isabel, Pam, and Amanda enjoy a fabulous meal and discuss In Defense of Food.

Mouth watering good food.

Friday, August 17, 2012


They are growing nicely tucked under a sea of foliage.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Gold.  Made by the masterful Doug and the composting system at the garden.