Though the Sierra wildflowers seem to be done, my garden has finally just started kicking it. Gardening has not been easy at this altitude, with the cold nights—not compared to my “deck farm” I had going in Philly...where the abundance of rain, sun and humidity made anything grow abundantly. But, I’m learning here. My chard, zucchini, herbs and nasturtium are finally producing well in early August. (Although, these nasturtium are supposed to be red?? What alchemy??)
Anyhooo—growing your own food is activism, and literally anyone can grow something. Every bit of food you grow challenges the corporate food powers. ✌🏾
Bit of #colourtherapy today. The combination of yellow and orange reminds us that we have every right to take immediate action to make ouraelves happy. #nasturtium have a zingy #pepper taste to them that has such a #takecharge vibe and are so amazingly tasty in a fresh #garden#salad too!
Had dinner at INUA at Iidabashi last night.
Run by chef Thomas Frebel (ex sous-chef to René Redzepi of NOMA), the playful, unexpected dishes were a pleasure to enjoy.
This dish was squid, edamame, nasturtium flowers and sudachi citrus powder.
Between my garden and @themissacupcake garden, we've got quite the bounty. Top to bottom, left to right:
Grey griller zucchini
Rhone de nice zucchini
Aunt Molly's ground cherries
Mouse melons (sour gherkins)
Sweet million and San Marzano tomatoes
Royal and green beans
The other night we were lucky enough to attend a Masi wine dinner @fortitude.restaurant. It was quite possibly the best farmers night out we’ve ever had.
The company was awesome, the food- incredible... and the wine pairings were just out of this world.
It was so cool for us to get to see some of our produce used to creat such an amazing meal. If you haven’t already... we highly recommend you treat yourself to a meal out at Fortitude. Not only will your taste buds be happy, but you can feel good about the fact that they support small-scale local farms like ours! 💓🙏🏼👩🌾