Air Plant Care

Fall is here, and most of the outdoor plants are dying. Bring some greenery back into your home with an air-plant. Air-plants come in lots of unique and often strange-looking varieties, but all are easy to care for and will add a bright accent to any place in your home. The first part of caring for your air-plants is finding the … More Air Plant Care

The Birth of a Bowl

This week’s post is about how our marbled ceramics are created. Here is a short video about the process followed by an explanation of the steps. Enjoy! The bowl is first thrown by hand on a potters wheel using three different colors of clay to create the marbled pattern. The bowl is then cut off the wheel … More The Birth of a Bowl

Growing Garlic

Fall is harvest season, the pumpkins are ripening, apples need picking and the corn is drying. But while everything else is coming out of the ground, it’s time to put the garlic in. Homegrown garlic has a sharp, intense flavor that store-bought garlic can’t match, it’s easy to grow and doesn’t take up much space. … More Growing Garlic

Sicilian Snake Squash

The Sicilian snake (also known as the Cucuzza) is a long, zucchini-like squash. This time of year they are abundant in gardens and farmers markets. Sicilian snakes are easy to grow, but you need a lot of room. Luckily that room can be vertical. Let them climb up trellises, along fences, or on trees. Allowing the … More Sicilian Snake Squash

Tomato Tart

Here in New Jersey tomato season is in full swing. This is a good recipe for using up some of those extra tomatoes. For a more sophisticated look, add some small yellow tomatoes to create a pattern on the tart. This recipe makes two 10 inch tarts. For the pie crust; 2 and 2/3 cups flour 1 … More Tomato Tart

Beans in Red-Sauce

This is a quick recipe to use up all those seasonal green beans from the garden or farmers market. On it’s own it makes a great side dish, or add some zucchini and potatoes and turn it into a main course. Large onion Hot pepper – optional Green beans and/or noodle beans chunks of zucchini … More Beans in Red-Sauce

Growing Beans;

Beans, beans, good for your heart! The more you eat, the more you… well, never mind…  Regardless of the dubious rhyme, beans are a great addition to any garden. Not only are they tasty, but they are nitrogen fixers, meaning they take nitrogen out of the air, and put it in the soil where other … More Growing Beans;