A Website with 7,000+ Watercolors of Fruit!

It is blackberry season and I just came across this amazing USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) website containing images in high resolution scans of of 7,300 fruits (mostly apples). Enjoy! Here is an article, The collection of pomological watercolors at the United States Department of Agriculture, published in 1982 in the Journal of Botanical … Continue reading A Website with 7,000+ Watercolors of Fruit!

The History of the Garden Dandelion

Firstly, I love dandelion. It is one of the most delicious vegetables. Why dandelion is not a standard on the grocery shelf along with other tiller weeds, like lettuce, chicory, and cabbage is difficult for me to understand. But, there it is. A delicious wild green that remains largely wild. The history of the dandelion … Continue reading The History of the Garden Dandelion

Early Modern Kitchen Garden References

This post provides references to three works mentioned in my talk to the Farm to Table  New Orleans International Symposium, August 204, 2013. If you attended my talk I do encourage you to write to me with questions and comments. The French Gardiner by Nicolas de Bonnefons, translated by John Evelyn, 1654.  This is the … Continue reading Early Modern Kitchen Garden References