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Beautiful Pink Oyster Mushroom

Pink Oyster Mushrooms

What a thrill — our first harvest of gorgeous pink oyster mushrooms! Grown on organic pine sawdust from a kit through Ohau Gourmet Mushrooms. They’ve been easy and fun to grow indoors, requiring only misting with water. They’ve also been a fun way to learn about exponential growth, as they double in size every day until you harvest them or they spore.

selection of NZ Artisan honeys

Wild Thymes, Honey

I’ve been seduced by a terroirist network known as New Zealand Artisan Honey, made up of passionate beekeepers producing honeys in small, quality batches from specific varietal sources among some of New Zealand’s most spectactular locations.

Links for 2008-05-26: Greening the Grocery Store

Greening the Grocery Store Our throw-away society functions on a presumption: somebody else is taking care of this waste. Investigation suggests otherwise. The landfill is a flawed design. Even recycling, in its current mode, is deficient. Only when people become aware of facts, no (tags: design recycling sustainability graphicdesign graphics green plastic supermarket retail shopping information)

Links for 2008-05-06: Quinoa and Fungi

mmm… quinoa for breakfast. with cinnamon, berries and nuts Thanks Heidi, hadn’t thought of that before. Book (ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine) looks great too. Can’t wait to try this with blueberries and walnuts. (Quinoa also cooks beautifully in a rice cooker :)) (tags: 101cookbooks breakfast berries cereal wholegrain) Mushrooms will blow your mind Just like this video of Paul Stamets. Wow. Step aside Al Gore, mushrooms invented the Internet. They might just save us all. (I’m going to learn more at (tags: mushrooms fungi mycelium)

links for 2008-04-16: Tastes of Freedom

Take a Bite out of Climate Change Anna Lappe’s new Bite Blog explores climate change through the lens of food with up-to-date info, analysis, interviews with experts in the field, tips on diet choices and actions you can take. (tags: climatechange food farming agriculture biotech biofuels hunger meat organic foodindustry ) Detailed Nomadic Taxonomy Paul Saffo’s post on Cyber-Nomads, a functional taxonomy of mobile users , dives more deeply into the metaphors quoted in my New Nomads post (Thanks, Paul!). (tags: nomads digitalnomads globalnomads urbannomads taxonomy metaphor astronauts hermitcrabs cybertrekkers ) Ask Umbra: On Rooftop Gardening Are plants grown on NYC rooftop gardens safe to eat? … (tags: gardening urban containergardening ediblegardens gardens pollution food ) Fring brings VOIP to the iPhone I just received my first VOIP call from an iPhone using Fring ( Hi Dad !).

The New French and Other Neighborhood Characters

They also ran an editorial Most Perfect Neighborhood Was feeling low this morning over some kind of romantish nonsense and about to schlep a giant duffel of old clothes down to Housing Works so they could start a new life. … Strolling back from depositing donation and trying to decide between omelette at Petite Abeille or Panino Mucho Giusto or something salady at Le Pain Quotidien, I see “The New French” on the windows of the old Le Gamin at 536 Hudson St in Maira Kalman’s unmistakable handwriting.

Salad Mix with Edible Flowers

Salad Days in New York

My photo of Yuno’s Farm’s salad mix with broccoli raab flowers above is featured in this week’s New York Magazine in an article called “Salad Days” on page 104. The article reveals that Nevia No, “co-owner of South Jersey’s Yuno’s Farm, exotic seed seeker andartful arranger of what might be the most beautiful produce stand in town,” returns to Union Square with “a bevy of tender greenhouse greens, plus overwintered broccoli rabe and spinach.”

links for 2008-02-10

Betting a Farm Would Work in Queens – New York Times Sur les paves la ferme (Over the pavement, the farm), is the theme of Work Architecture‘s winning proposal for P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center‘s 2008 summer courtyard. Reflects the movement from industrialization to postindustrialization, from global to local, from free market to farmer’s market, and from sand to hay. (tags: p.s.1 nyc art architecture urban food garden farming agriculture) WorldChanging: Jim Hansen, Climate Code Red and the Atmospheric Singularity Alex Steffen eloquently outlines two singularity scenarios and suspects we are at the shearing point on either side of which one looms: the Atmospheric Singulariy (if we fail to tackle our climate crisis) and the Sustainability Singularity (if we do come to grips with our challenges and realize that “small steps” are not even vaguely sufficient.) (tags: singularity climatechange sustainability scenarioplanning) Indranet » The Tao of Google ranking If we look for practical information through Google then we don’t need to involve much of our inner world. However, as it often happens, search engines are being …

NZ Notes: Sorry S.P…. I’m leaving you for Antipodes

I love bubbly beverages: Champagne and sparkling water are always my drinks of choice. Among the sparklers, Antipodes stands out. Coming from a deep natural aquifer to the surface in Whakatane, New Zealand, Antipodes has real mouth appeal. It’s less aggressively carbonated than my usual brew, San Pellegrino, and it’s easy on the eyes too. Dressed in classic Mrs. Eaves, Antipodes complements any table without overpowering it. The oviform bottle echoes the round beads streaming up when opened. It’s a happy thing to hold. I know, I know… you have issues with bottled water. I do too. But a girl’s gotta have a vice, and until I can pour sparkling from the tap, I’ll order the bottle. (When out… technically I could make my own at home.) If it makes you feel any better, Antipodes is the first premium water to be certified carbon neutral in production and export, and they plan to be carbon neutral to any table, hotel room or home anywhere in the world by 2008. Antipodes is currently served only in …