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…

The Cocktail Gardener Cultivates Garden Pop-Up Bar on London Rooftop

May 28, 2013

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Photo via Eleanor Salton Thorne.

Known for her seasonal garden cocktails and infusions using cultivated and foraged herbs and flowers, Lottie Muir (aka The Cocktail Gardener), mixes it up at Midnight Apothecary, the London roof garden pop-up cocktail Read More…

Five Easy Steps For Creating a Garden Border:
No Experience Necessary

May 20, 2013

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I just found out about Garden on a Roll, a mail-order DIY garden border kit available in the UK that offers a choice of ten ornamental styles, including one shady and one “low maintenance,”and one edible border kit.

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With non-gardeners in mind, … Read More…

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