Category Archives: Cooking and Eating

How to eat blueberries . . .

The answer is one at a time: That’s right.  No bowls.  No spoons.  No popping two in your mouth at once to save time (this is slow food, after all, and who wouldn’t want to extend the exquisite pleasure of … Continue reading

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Over-winter

This morning I picked some baby kale leaves from the enormous over-wintered kale shrub and some older leaves from the over-wintered sorrel, gave them two stirs in hot oil, and added two fresh eggs.   The result was so outstanding that your … Continue reading

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Green Zebras

Neighbors, please don’t call animal control.  The Battery Rooftop Gardener’s determination to push the boundaries of green roofs has not turned in a zoological direction.   “Green Zebra” is a variety of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) which, according to Seed Savers, was … Continue reading

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Beets and Berries for Breakfast

When we eat from the industrial food system, we generally plan our meals in advance, or simply cruise the refrigerator.   With roof-top agriculture, one starts each meal with no pre-conceptions about the menu.  Instead, meal preparation starts with a pleasant … Continue reading

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Battery in Brooklyn

Although Battery Rooftop Garden is located at the tip of Manhattan, its roots are in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, specifically at Annie Novak’s Eagle Street Rooftop Farm (see http://www.rooftopfarms.org ).  Monday night the Battery Rooftop Gardener, together with 30 friends, set out … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Rooftop Garden Dinner

Perhaps it is climate change, or perhaps the normal vagaries of the weather.  But October 11 featured a 76 degree afternoon, and at 5:30 six guests gathered for the final al fresco roof top garden dinner of the season.  The … Continue reading

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Another meal from the roof, August 3, 2010

A group of the Battery Rooftop Gardener’s law partners and their spouses enjoyed another meal sourced entirely from the Rooftop Garden on August 3.   The abundance of the harvest can be seen below:

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Dinner Party 21 July 2010 — Everything From Battery Roof-top Garden

Annie Novak, urban farmer and head of http://www.growingchefs.org, together with Jordan Colon, chef at EAT in Williamsburg, prepared a fabulous multi-course meal sourced entirely from the Battery Roof-top Garden:

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September 21, 2010 — Breakfast

21 September 2010 — Breakfast  As Michael Polan reminds us, humans are nearly unique in the animal kingdom in having to ask themselves the question, “What shall I eat?”   I have taken the approach, at least at breakfast, in letting … Continue reading

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July 8, 2010 — Breakfast

7/8/10 — Breakfast Snacked on blueberries during yoga, but decided for separate courses of blackberry and raspberry, to really taste them.   Picked the blackberries already completely black, both larger and smaller.   The variation in flavor between individual berries – all … Continue reading

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