February 2, 2010

Tomatoes in Winter

by Erin Gleeson

I just got back from 2 lovely weeks at my family’s house in Sonoma County. They have an amazing year round garden, and even though it’s California, things get sparse in winter. This winter is especially cold, and the frost that came suddenly last month wiped out what was left of the outdoor tomatoes. Mom […]

December 16, 2009

The Essence of Winter: Satsuma Mikan

by Kayoko Akabori

In Japan, the start of the satsuma mikan (tangerine) season is truly the mark of winter. It’s a specific breed of oranges that are sweet like honey and the skin just peels right off. My folks have a satsuma tree in the backyard. Lucky me! Here’s my bounty for the week– there I am in […]

June 30, 2009

Culinography: Flowering Artichoke

by Erin Gleeson

Artichoke plant in Santa Barbara, CA. Taken June 2009.© erin gleeson

June 23, 2009

Culinography: Strawberry Picking in Santa Barbara

by Erin Gleeson

Just got back from a blissful week at my aunt & uncle’s beach house in Santa Barbara. This is a picture I took of my mom picking strawberries.

May 10, 2009

Mom’s Garden

by Erin Gleeson

On a recent trip to see my family in Sonoma County, I took some photos in my Mom’s beautiful little vegetable garden that is surrounded by redwood trees. My dad built all the raised beds and my brother Ryan (who is an amazing gardner) has helped plant all sorts of wonderful things. It’s so fun […]