For the food and/or gardening enthusiast, there are literally hundreds of blogs that provide content of interest. There is absolutely no way I’d keep track of all of my favorites without Google Reader. There have been some especially great food & garden posts around the tubes recently.
- The writer at The Arugula Files, who is based right here in DC, put together an incredible entry in an Iron Chef-style competition, in which the required theme ingredients were rhubarb and coriander. Her answer: rhubarb pop tarts and coriander ice cream!
- Chocolate and Zucchini has a recipe for homemade Larabars that I’m looking forward to trying.
- The Kitchn wrote about the Taza chocolate factory, which in my years of living in or near Somerville, MA, I never knew was there. If only I had known!
- Fat of the Land’s post on clam digging and oyster harvesting makes me miss my native Northwest.
- One of my friends asked if radish leaves were edible and I figured that they weren’t, but Rappahannock Cook & Kitchen is making cream of radish leaf soup!
- Kathy at Skippy’s Vegetable Garden has put in asparagus beds! I’m very envious – perhaps someday I’ll have the space and permanence to put in a bed of my own.
- Another plant in the when-I-have-more-space category: blueberries. Calendula & Concrete is putting in blueberry bushes here in DC, so I look forward to learning from their experience.
- Tracey at Life in Sugar Hollow has several posts with absolutely gorgeous photos of spring flowers.
- The Yale Sustainable Food Project blog has an informative post about horseradish, very helpful on the heels of my discovery of an infestation in my garden.
- Garden Rant contemplates some odious machismo on HGTV’s garden makeover show, in which a dude gets his yard redone to include a hot-tub and beer caches so he can “bag some honeys.” Personally, a yard full of tomato plants would be MUCH more of an aphrodesiac.
- Bifurcated Carrots writes about some scary-sounding superweeds that have evolved to resist Round-Up. Definitely provides evidence that chemical-dependent agriculture fosters an unsustainable arms race.
- I love this video posted on The Green Miles answering a question about recycling beer bottles with lime wedges stuck inside. Miles Grant is also running for delegate in Arlington. Were I on that side of the river, I’d vote for him!
- The Ethicurean has a round-up of swine flu news and the connection to CAFOs. Aporkalypse Now, indeed.