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By Ang Jordan | Published: December 25, 2011
Wishing you happy holidays full of good food!
By Ang Jordan | Published: November 13, 2011
One of the great things about Gulf Coast living is that the advent of cool weather means citrus season. We have a wonderful variety of locally grown citrus that can be enjoyed from now on into winter. There are satsumas (known in Japan as mikan), the small, loose-skinned mandarin oranges beloved by nearly every child. [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: December 14, 2010
It’s good to have friends with citrus trees (or who go citrus picking)!
By Ang Jordan | Published: January 16, 2010
Make plans for future winters in your garden by taking this winter readiness test from Bill Finch. He writes, “There’s no better winter to reassess our citrus growing, and determine which citrus we grow best, and which ones may not be worth the trouble.” Many factors can influence your success with citrus, so read and [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: January 12, 2010
If you haven’t been protecting your plants by this point, the horse has long escaped the barn. But if you have, or you haven’t and you’re curious to see what might leaf out again come spring, read Bill Finch’s Winter Survival Guide. PROBABLY WILL MAKE IT: figs, mature satsumas, collards, kale, kohlrabi, garlic IFFY/PLANTS NEED [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: January 4, 2010
A friend from Ocean Springs MS gave us dozens of pink grapefruit and oranges in December. The grapefruit came from a neighbor’s tree and would otherwise have gone uneaten. Even after three years and a half years here I marvel at the fact that citrus is a local food. I love grapefruit, and these were [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: May 4, 2009
If you bought (or have) Meyer lemons and you’re looking for something to do with them, you should try making lemon curd. That’s what I did with the lemons I bought last week. If you’ve never had it, lemon curd is an irresistible confection of lemon juice (and zest), butter, eggs, and sugar. Use it [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: November 30, 2008
I didn’t anticipate this lengthy absence, primarily due to our family being sick most of the month of November. Thankfully, at least for the moment, we’re all back to about 80%. The month of November saw the close of the Mobile farmers market, and sadly I missed the last day because I was out of [...]