Panade and French Onion Soup

I looooooooove French onion soup. So simple, so warming, so delicious. I make it often when I have broth and a fresh bag of onions. And I generally, skip the bread and go with a much more modest dusting of Parmesan instead of melted gruyere, which makes for a low-calorie dinner. It’s very easy to…

Garlic and other garden updates

A month ago, I planted some garlic, peas, and fava beans. Crops which I’ve successfully fall planted for spring before. But this year the PNW has been unusually warm and dry, and as a result everything sprouted now. I’m not really sure what this means for any of the plants come spring. I also got…

Garlic and other winter gardening

Why grow garlic? It’s easy and does its thing while the garden is asleep for winter. Even better, garlic is more than one crop in the same plant, two of which are generally only available for a premium at the farmer’s market. Garlic may have a long season going from November to June, but in…