Author Archives: Ann Carranza

Gardening in late winter, hope for spring

About the time I’m thoroughly sick of winter, despite the brisk, clear weather or the blessed, blessed rain, I start to think of planting. I start thinking flowers and food. I’ve never really had a great winter garden. I plant garlic successfully every year (with one notable failure) and watch it in hopeful expectation in […]


Discipline! I need to be more disciplined in my life. Unfortunately all the talking to myself hasn’t reaped results. Anyway, I tell myself to write a blog post weekly but that hasn’t happened yet. However, I still cook, write, shoot (photos) and think. These are all positive “events.” Yes, thinking even has sometimes taken on […]

Gluten free breaded and fried celeriac

I bought celeriac at Mix Garden this week, thinking to make puree, but somewhere (maybe Facebook) saw it breaded and fried. I looked up a couple of recipes, then tweaked them for my own gluten free recipe. How do we say success? The rounds were incredibly delicious. The recipe: 1 large celery root, peeled and […]

Lettuce for the garden

Yesterday I went to Mix Garden to buy vegetables, particularly one of my favorites, celery root. I also picked up broccoli. And, while I was there, I decided it is time to add to our garden production by buying two six packs of lettuce starts. I bought one Little Gem and one Flashy Trout’s Back. […]

Sun and food reflections

I made that lovely persimmon fruit leather and dried those pears, then I tried to dry quince into fruit leather. The first thing I noticed was that it smelled “perfume-y” not a good flavor for food. Then, as it dried, it cracked and broke into pieces. I ended up peeling it off the parchment paper […]