Feasting on Botanical Cuisine Prepared With Foraged Flowers and Herbs

August 4, 2013

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Like the nearby open fields where La Calendula’s owner/chef Iolanda Bustos forages for flowers and herbs, her restaurant’s exposed kitchen resembles a verdant theater in the round, a center stage surrounded by the colorful bounty she gathers every day between lunch and Read More…

How to Grow Your Own Food Garden With a Template

July 22, 2013

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Growing one’s own food is healthy and very popular today even for those living in the smallest of spaces. Some feel it’s just plain empowering to create one’s own sustenance. But when it comes to the planning and doing part–especially … Read More…

Travel: Gardens Highlight of South African Farm Hotel

June 27, 2013

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Imagine a self-sustained utopia laden with delicious food and drink, set amidst sandstone mountains and lush winelands. In South Africa, within an hour from the Cape Town International Airport, this utopia exists.

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Babylonstoren is an historic Cape Dutch farm built … Read More…

Ten Futuristic Garden Tools

June 10, 2013

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A slew of high-tech weapons could soon occupy home gardeners’ arsenals. From soil humidity sensors, to computer-generated growing tips, to weather detection devices, these contraptions challenge the notion that plants need a human touch.

Whether you’ve mastered indoor herbs, wrestled … Read More…

Hanging Kitchen Herb Garden Doubles as Light Fixture

June 3, 2013

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Landscape designer, Thibaut Delefortrie, and product designer, Eugénie Pfeil, combined creative forces to bring the garden into the kitchen, a collaboration that resulted in Klorofyll, a suspended light fixture that doubles as a hanging kitchen garden for growing aromatic herbs.

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Both … Read More…

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