How to Pick a Pea

By: Sandy Swegel How to pick which one to grow, that is. There are so many varieties of peas to choose from….which one shall we grow? Here are three peas with very good reasons to grow them. For snow peas, the generally accepted superior variety is “Oregon Sugar Pod II.” Research trials have documented that […]


A New Movie About Art and Gardens

Opening in independent theaters this week is a wonderful “gallery film” The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism. It is opening across the US and the U.K. beginning March 26th, so check out your local listings right away. Here’s the description of the film written by its producers more artistically than I can recreate: “Taking its lead […]


Roasted Carrot Salad

From the Kitchen of Engrid Winslow An exotic and super-easy salad that your whole family will enjoy. Serves 4 4 carrots 2-3 Tangelos 2 oz. Castelvetrano olives olive oil salt pepper Preheat oven to 450. Peel carrots, cut crosswise into 2″ pieces, then lengthwise into 1/2″ thick batons. Toss carrots with a drizzle of olive oil, […]