Tomato Nasturtium Salad with Kalamata Olives

Home grown increases the flavor of a tomato by at least a 1000%. You don’t have to go far in a conversation to find folks who agree – it’s a well known fact. I’m growing quite a few varieties this year, and there are many more to try next season…beautiful colors, unusual heirlooms, from the huge Mortgage Lifter…

KIMCHI !! Making Korean Sauerkraut straight out of a Colorado garden

I’ve been doing some miles on my kitchen floor these days – August is that glorious crazy time when winter visions of this season’s garden are coming into wild, abundant fruition and there is plenty to pick, eat and preserve! I love kimchi and have been waiting all season for my cabbages to arrive at…

Garden Party!

Pachamama loves color! This bright wheel of steamed garden delights was simply drenched in fresh lemon, basil and dill vinaigrette and spun off to a garden party a couple of nights ago. This is my first post from the WordPress for iPhone app! So it will be short and sweet. My times in the kitchen…

The Pickle Chronicles

I planted 12 pickling cucumber starts around mid-May, and today picked the first mature cucumbers! YES. Where there are good spicy pickles, cold winter days are tolerable, and a grilled cheese sandwich elevates into heaven. There always seems to be an acclimating time after planting, before vegetables really take hold and begin to thrive.  I spent…