Urban Farm Style Zucchini Black Bean Veggie Burgers (GF, V option)

The idea of creating a good veggie burger came from racking my brain over what to do with all the zucchinis that keep popping up. Seriously, we are zuked out! The beauty of making vegan burgers is that there’s somewhat of a formula: protein base, texture, binding, herbs & spices. For my protein base, I wanted to use black beans (because I love them so!), … Continue reading Urban Farm Style Zucchini Black Bean Veggie Burgers (GF, V option)

Blue Hokkaido Squash (Blue Kuri)

The Blue Hokkaido Squash, also known as the Blue Kuri, is a beautiful Japanese Kabocha type squash with its bluish hue, and flattened, lightly ribbed globes. Our largest kuris have been almost 10 pounds with a diameter just shy of a foot. An average kuri weighs in between 3-5 pounds.   They are prolific producers with running vines. The orange flesh is thick, hearty, and very … Continue reading Blue Hokkaido Squash (Blue Kuri)

Growing Garlic in Southern California: Our Garlic Reviews

Quantity, Size, and Quality Grades Our review of each garlic is based on quantity, size, and quality. Each criterion was given an A, B, C, or D grade according to the following: Quantity: The amount of bulbs produced. Size: At least ping-pong ball size or larger. Quality: The shape of the bulbs, wrapping, fully formed cloves, amount of cloves. Garlic Type: Quantity: Size: Quality: Will … Continue reading Growing Garlic in Southern California: Our Garlic Reviews

Growing Garlic in Southern California: Varieties and Subspecies

Growing Garlic in Southern California: Varieties and Subspecies? Whaaat?! When it comes to growing garlic, not all varieties are equal. There are multiple varieties of garlic that include arrays of subspecies. Unless you plan on becoming a garlic guru, I suggest knowing which varieties will grow well in Southern California, or other southern climates. It’s also important to know which garlics are tailored to your … Continue reading Growing Garlic in Southern California: Varieties and Subspecies