Category: Garden

Appetizers, Food, Garden, Local Challenge, Recipes, Other, Recipes

Classic French Escargots

This is based on a recipe in Molly Watson’s article “A Snail’s Tale: Stalking the Original Slow Food in a San Francisco Garden,” Edible San Francisco, Spring 2013. TO CLEAN THE SHELLS If you have an escargot plate with depressions for each snail, you don’t need to use the shells. 4 cups water 2 tablespoons

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October 01. 2015 | By Rosminah Brown and Nancy Oster | 0 comments

Food, Garden, Local Challenge, Other

Invasive Plants and Pests

Each year Edible Santa Barbara challenges readers to pledge that during the month of October they will eat and drink only locally produced food products. While some participants choose to restrict their food sources to a specified radius from their homes, others define a specific region. During October, I choose to pay careful attention to

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October 01. 2015 | By Nancy Oster and Rosminah Brown | 0 comments

Garden, Spring 2015

A Campus Community Garden

There is a little green gem of a place hiding in plain sight on the lands of UC Santa Barbara. It is not on the path of a yellow brick road, mind you, but rather tucked away on a dirt service road lined by

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June 20. 2015 | By Jill Johnson | 0 comments

Food, Garden, Local Challenge, Other

A Pretty Mouthful

As I descend into the sunken garden on a terra-cotta pathway leading to the lotus pool, I’m transported to a world where I’d be completely unsurprised if a knee-high chap with pointy ears, a cherry nose and a helium-balloon voice popped out from under an enormous leaf and offered me a lotus petal filled with sweetest ambrosia.

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October 01. 2014 | By Carol Penn-Romine | 0 comments

Appetizers, Food, Garden, Local Challenge, Recipes, Other, Recipes

Lotus Chips

Slices of lotus rhizome—sometimes called the root—are easy to bake, season and serve as an appetizer or dipper. Lotus rhizome, either fresh or dried Oil, your choice Sea salt, seasoned salt or various spices, your choice Bowl of water White vinegar, as needed Preheat oven to 350°. If you’re using fresh lotus rhizome, peel it

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October 01. 2014 | By Carol Penn-Romine | 0 comments

Garden, Local Challenge, Other

Uncovering Cover Crops

Sowing a cover crop this fall may sound like no more than providing a cozy blanket for the soil to snuggle under during winter. But that’s only the start. Of far greater importance, cover crops provide a natural way to build healthy soil. They add organic material, replenish nutrients, cycle nutrients from the depths to

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October 01. 2014 | By Joan S. Bolton | 0 comments

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