Category: Food

  • Grafting Citrus

    Grafting Citrus

    Today I grafted several kinds of satsuma mandarin to my Oakland, California, backyard orange tree (some kind of Navel) and Eureka lemon tree. I followed several Fruit Mentor videos: mostly this one, but grafting to cut-off branches rather than a whole tree; and I did one t-graft (but with a stick rather than a bud; which…

  • Romesco Sauce

    My wife loves this stuff.  This is closely based on Deborah Madison’s version in Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. Romesco Sauce 1 slice bread fried in olive oil 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup sherry vinegar 1/4 cup almonds 1/4 cup hazelnuts 4 cloves garlic 2 Tbs red pepper flakes 1 tsp paprika 4 roma tomatoes…

  • Food Shopping and Prop 37

    This is an excellent guide to food manufacturers that supported or opposed Prop 37, and quite an eye-opener as to what “natural” brands really are natural, and which, well, aren’t.  It’s posted on my fridge and I’ll be using it in choosing what I buy at the grocery store.  Thanks to the Cornucopia Institute for…

  • Yes on 37

    Michael Pollan: “[M]any of America’s biggest food and beverage makers — including PepsiCo, Nestlé, Coca-Cola and General Mills — have together ponied up tens of millions of dollars to, in effect, fight transparency about their products.” (Vote Yes on 37, Californians).