Monthly Archives: June 2011

Try purslane Mexican-style

Have you brought back a food experience from a trip that gets you excited about a whole new kind of cooking? That’s what happened to me when I was in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, Mexico this spring for Food & Wine’s Food of Mexico festival and learned how Mexicans cook with garden vegetables like purslane, a lemony tasting plant that we’re […]

Making fish emulsion is a powerful experience

It’s been two weeks since I started my crazy project for creating homemade fish emulsion, and I know you’ve all been holding your breath, waiting for news about how it’s coming along. Well, let’s just say it’s been 90° here, and the whole rotting process seems to be…progressing. I braved a closer look yesterday so you could have the details. […]

Team Bad Skunks is raising shrimp. Yes, shrimp

The newest missive from the Skunks, who in their quest for protein have plunged into backyard aquaculture. Behold The Prawn Pad.     The runoff from the tank fertilizes the lettuce, strawberries and herbs. The prawns have their own One Block Garden! Details follow.   But first, a quick update on the rest of Bad Skunks’ gardens May was basically […]

Beekeeping at Mistress Beek

This week Sunset’s Team Bee exchanged blogs with Mistress Beek in Albuquerque. Chantal blogged about Albuquerque beekeeps for the One Block Diet, and I blogged about beekeeping and team building at Mistress Beek, where you can see a secret Sunset photo of Team Bee-oncy in all our holiday finery.