Category Archives: Legumes

Dead or Alive?

The sharp blade slices through the skin, flesh and vascular tissues with ease.    Pressure in the vascular system collapses.   Almost immediately senescence – a genetically regulated process which leads to the death of cells and organs – begins.  Individual cells … Continue reading

Posted in Apples, Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Cooking and Eating, Eggplant, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Parsley, Peaches, Spinach, Urban Agriculture and Food Policy | 3 Comments

Rats on the roof!

No, not the dreaded Rattus rattus or any of its vile kin, but the wonderful Rat’s Tail Radish, or Raphanus caudatus: I have fed the seed pods of this plant, which looks like a cross between a green bean and a snap … Continue reading

Posted in Chefs, Cooking and Eating, Legumes, Photos, Root Vegetables | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Cooking and Eating, Green Beans, Malabar Spinach, Meals and Menus, Raspberries, Spinach, Tomatoes | 1 Comment

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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July 7, 2010 — Dinner

July 7, 2010 — Dinner First peas.  I tasted a few fresh off the vine.  The small ones were sweet and tender, the larger ones a bit less so.  Still uncertain whether these were the sorts of peas that one … Continue reading

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July 6, 2010 — Dinner

7/6/10  Dinner First harvest of green beans tonight.   These are bush beans, small and scraggly plants.  I had not noticed the beans, which clustered on the lower part of the plant, and needed to be prompted by Annie and Melissa … Continue reading

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