May 15, 2012

Greenhouse Love

Greenhouse Love

The greenhouse is hopping! The greenhouse TFP uses on the north shore is owned by a local private school, and the space is shared by us, The Backyard Growers, our FoodCorps partners, The Trustees of Reservations as well as the teachers who use the school to start plants for their students.  This time of year there isn't an inch of space not being used and everything just looks so lush.  I get so excited working here- not only is the greenhouse just full of life and community, its also warm :). Luidwin (one of the youth that I work with) , Lara (who runs The Backyard Growers) and I spent a bunch of time this week potting up tomato, basil and pepper plants for Lara's upcoming seedling distribution to her gardeners.  

Mar 19, 2012

Especially in love with this weekend...

Not yet spring, but the weather is amazing.  On Friday Bart and I drove up to Portland, ME to see the Head and the Heart play.  We spent the night and the next day explored the shore with some friends.  Crawling sea side rocks in Cape Elizabeth was beautiful.  We made our way home in time to celebrate Bart receiving his official captain's license in the mail.  Hooray!! On Sunday we sailed from morning till night, from Ipswich to Lanesville to Plum Island, and back to Ipswich.  Picnic and good company included. The boat was built by our friend Zack, and he's been kind enough to take us adventuring in the recently warm weather.  Today we couldn't resist another boat ride, although just in the skiff, up to the beach.  Got in another picnic :).

Mar 9, 2012

Crazy For Pita

A photo essay about an afternoon, in a kitchen, with a side of homemade hummus.

Activate

Activate

Flour

Flour

Pour

Pour

Mix

Mix

Knead

Knead

Rise

Rise

Mound

Mound

Cover

Cover

Set

Set

Roll

Roll

Pita!

Pita!

Mar 7, 2012

Fresh Pick

Fresh Pick

Harvest of spinach, baby kale, mustard greens and arugula. Delicious