Refrigerator Pickles

Refrigerator Pickles

I love pickles!  I've had good luck making big batches and officially canning them, but I also enjoy making small fresh batches to enjoy throughout the summer.  Making small batches allows you to use whatever veggies you have and avoids the full canning process, which can be hot and daunting. I started two large ball jars in my fridge at the … [Read more...]

Stop and Smell the Roses

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I love gardening and all things related to flowers and plants.  As I walk around Boston I am often wowed by the incredible public gardens and beautiful brownstone front gardens.  Instead of simply admiring the flowers as I walk by, I stop and literally sniff them.  I can always benefit from an opportunity to slow down and foster mindfulness during … [Read more...]

Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic scapes are the fresh green spring growth of garlic plants.  They have a wonderful mild garlicy flavor and can be used in many ways.  My personal favorite is garlic scape pesto!  I have made this at the beginning of the summer for the past few years and it always symbolizes the unfolding of delicious seasonal produce rituals. Take a moment … [Read more...]