Tired of Sourdough? Try This Seed and Nut Bread Instead

For most of her life, Lindsay Maitland Hunt never had to worry about what she could and couldn’t eat. It wasn’t until the recipe developer and cookbook writer was in the midst of writing her first cookbook...

The Kitchn: The Transformative Power of Tending Seeds

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . To protect the plants, the land, and the water is to protect Indigenous people. We are inseparable from them. As the metallic scent of winter enters the air, I begin to reflect on the l...

"This 104-year-old Oakland seed company makes traditional cooking possible for Asian Americans"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Berkleyside did a nice profile on Oakland's Kitazawa Seed Company. "Right now, Shiroyama says the most popular seed varieties for home gardeners to plant for a summer harvest are Japanese cucum...

Modern Farmer: How to Germinate Seeds with an Instant Pot

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

For home cooks who love their Instant Pots, here's another use: Speed up germination of seeds for warm weather crops.

Online Seed Saving Class, 4/26 - Free

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

"Learn how to grow out your vegetables and save seeds for next year’s crop! You will learn how to avoid cross-pollination so your seeds will be true to type (like the parents) and how to gather and...

Getting our herb garden started: West/Conn 2018...

by gutreactions 3 years ago

We're ready! Our patio was renovated this past winter and we are anxious to get it growing again. We were able to save our chives and oregano which are coming back nicely in their original pots. We...

Seed sales at all time high

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

This news report is from North Carolina, but I'm hearing the same in California. Demand for seed has increased, prices are climbing and there will be shortages in the spring. So plan ahead and b...

12/9 Thumbing through Seed Catalogs with Orin Martin, UC Santa Cruz (zoom)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"Fancy a fireside chat with Orin about which seed catalogs he likes to peruse and what he considers when ordering seeds? This Zoom presentation will more likely be from his kitchen table where ...

Seed Saving Is Crucial

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . The hope is that as more seeds go open-source it will help lead to a boom in the biodiversity of seeds again and leave future generations with more varieties of plants and food to enjoy (an...

Save a Seed by Carli Piccirillo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

From Food for Thought Ojai: " . . . Piccirillo’s passion for seeds resulted in a beautiful book she authored for elementary-school students explaining the how and why of seed saving, accompanied b...

If you can feed yourself, you can free yourself

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

While some of y'all have been obsessing about the hoarding of TP, https://www.chowhound.com/post/panic-buying-begun-area-grocery-stores-area-crazy-empty-1089590, others have been buying out seeds ...

Seeds for my garden in Texas?

by joseek 2 years ago

I'm looking for bunch of seeds for my garden in Texas.please help me found a farmer market .Thanks

Lompoc Valley Seed and Milling to close down

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Always sad to read when a long time local food institution is closing down. Shut down is scheduled for May. LOMPOC VALLEY SEED & MILLING 1119 West Laurel Avenue Lompoc, CA 93436 805.736.2517...

Cherokee Nation Seed Bank online distribution begins Feb. 1

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

“The native plants are just as much, or even a little bit more so, a part of Cherokee culture than are the crops. The native plants are harder to produce as we have to try and replicate an environm...

Best plum tomato seeds for NC climate (zone 7b)

by loves2cook82 3 years ago

Every spring I visit my local farmers market and buy a variety of heirloom tomato plants for my garden: German Johnson, Pink Girl, Cherokee Purple... This year I'd like to add a plum tomato to the...

Pawpaw seeds - just how poisonous are they?

Full tummy
by Full tummy 14 years ago

I have recently purchased a couple of pawpaw trees. We aren't talking papaya here, but the pawpaw that grows and produces fruit all the way up here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I understand the...

Recipes that use immature cilantro seeds?

by small h 3 years ago

My cilantro has bolted, as cilantro will do, and it's producing lots of seeds. I know I can wait 'til they're dry and either plant them or cook with them, but can I do anything with the "green" seeds?

Pomegranate seeds too crunchy - does baking help? Recipes?

by MidwesternerTT 8 years ago

So now I remember why it's been a few years since I last bought a fresh pomegranate. I enjoy the "surprise inside" experience of opening the fruit and getting the seeds out. But we don't particula...

Difference between Onion seeds and Nigella seeds

by cavecreek1986 11 years ago

I found a recipe which calls for both onions seeds and nigella seeds. I spoke to someone at an Indian market, and he said nigella seeds and onion seeds are the same thing. The research I've done on...

Working with Cardamom Seeds and Pods: Help!!!

by opinionatedchef 10 years ago

Even the excellent spice books , Spice and Herb Bible and Herbs and Spices, have no compassion/ prep tips for the home cook working with cardamom pods and seeds. I loooove cardamom. I add it to my...