actually do think we will get some wintry weather soon, yesterday we harvested
the last heads of Michihili and Wong Bok Chinese cabbage as well a bucket of
Daikon and Black Spanish winter radishes. We’ll use both to make more Korean style Kim Chee. I’ve been trying a
number of different recipes. So far my favorites are from Maangchi (available online) and Sandor
Katz’s cookbook Wild
Fermentation. Sandor’s method is the most adaptable to
different vegetables, but Maangchi offers a more authentic traditional version.
Both are good. Taking the time to buy or grow Korean ground red pepper flakes
is definitely worth the effort.
of you who are thinking about how to bring fresh grown food and gardening into
your schools I want to share this short post from our Southern Exposure Blog that highlights what can be
done. I’d love to hear about your successes creating school and community
“We love hearing about how our seeds are growing, but were particularly delighted to have an update from Joan Horwitt, who founded the Lawns 2 Lettuce 4 Lunch initiative in Arlington, Virginia. Joan writes: "We’ve had fun using the great variety of lettuce seeds from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange for our school and community collaboration, LAWNS 2 LETTUCE 4 LUNCH. We’ve added a variety of SESE greens and garlic . . . and a great fall harvest of sweet potatoes."
She also shared a video from Arlington Public Schools on the Reevesland-Lawns 2 Lettuce 4 Lunch event at Ashlawn Elementary School last November and the recent AbundantCommunity article highlighting the addition of sweet potatoes to their program!”
Thanks for stopping by and we hope you’ll come back often to see what we’re growing and cooking.
Ira Wallace lives and gardens at Acorn Community Farm, home of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, where she coordinates variety selection and seed growers. Southern Exposure offers 700+ varieties of Non-GMO, open pollinated and organic seeds. Ira is a co-organizer of the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello. She serves on the board of the Organic Seed Alliance and is a frequent presenter at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS and many other events throughout the Southeast.