Blackberry Lime Jam with Pomona’s Pectin

The first jam I ever made was plum jam. There were two plum trees in the backyard of the house I was renting and I almost killed myself picking two hundred pounds of plums that year. The thing is, it wasn’t very good jam. As I remember, it was so rubbery you might have bounced it like a ball. But we all need to start somewhere, and I was proud of my first efforts. This blackberry lime jam was the first good jam I ever made. [...]

Be a Good Girl & Drink Your Celery

I thought I’d grown too much celery this year, but now I wish I had more. That’s because our friend Barbara, who happened to be visiting when I was musing on said celery, taught me how to make an easy, super-hydrating summer celery drink. Barbara lives and works at the magical Hui Ho’olana retreat center on the island of Moloka’i, where they grow and prepare their food with a kind of love and care I’ve rarely experienced anywhere else. When I get a tip from any of my friends there — even concerning something as mundane as celery water — I pay attention. [...]

Here Today: A Love Story

This is the field below the housing development where I grew up. The only reason it isn’t covered with houses that are too big and too close together is that it floods every winter — in a big way. Ducks fly in from everywhere. One thousand frogs become ten thousand frogs and make [...]

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