Category Archives: Gardens

Our Little Olive Experiment

It has been four months since Chuck and I spent an afternoon at Hillcrest Ranch learning how to harvest and brine olives. Since then, our two jars of mission and picholine olives have been sitting in the laundry room closet on a shelf behind … Continue reading

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Two Museums Worth the Return

One of my favorite museum experiences  on the planet can be found at the Page Museum’s La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. The whole museum is about all the different species (many now extinct) that they have excavated out of the … Continue reading

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Little Fishies

Flipping through Mary Karlin’s “Mastering Fermentation” book, I came across the section that focuses on seafood. Being a huge fan of pickled herring, my eye went straight to the recipe for pickled sardines with fennel and I made a mental … Continue reading

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