Bloomkeeper

1,567 Flips | 5 Magazines | 47 Likes | 17 Following | 101 Followers | @Bloomkeeper | Keep up with Bloomkeeper on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Bloomkeeper”

The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook: Food-Related Memories, Meditations, and Favorite Recipes by Beloved Creators

Neil Gaiman’s unblinking omelette, Joyce Carol Oates’s thin-sliced defiance of grief, Marina Abramovic’s meteoric antidote to doubt, and other existential edibles.<p><i>“Art is a form of nourishment,”</i> young Susan Sontag wrote in her diary. But the inverse is equally true — food is a form of art, and it …

Onions

Lentil Soup Recipes That Won't Bore You To Death

And they're (mostly) healthy, too.<p>Of all the soup recipes out there to choose from, lentil soup is the most unassuming. It’s not as popular as tomato and not as flashy as French onion, but there’s something about this protein-rich soup that has the ability to comfort beyond all the others. Lentil …

10 hearty and satisfying vegetarian soups

You can't go wrong with soup. Simple to make, packed full of flavour, and not to mention a great way to use up leftovers, it's the perfect post-ride …

21 Puppy Chow Recipes, Because You’re a Kid at Heart

Some people grew up calling it puppy chow, while some called it muddy buddies. Whatever you called it, we all <i>loved</i> it. Any occasion was a perfect opportunity for your favorite puppy chow. It might have been considered more of a sweet snack than a holiday dessert or birthday treat, but we don’t …

How to Get Rid of Pesticides from Your Fruits and Veggies

Did you know that 65% of produce samples analyzed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture test positive for pesticide residues? Unless you’re buying …

Breast Cancer

Chickens in the Garden

Fresh, nutritious eggs and homegrown roast chicken dinners are reason enough to raise your own poultry. If you use your chickens in the garden, you …

Farming

Fig Season Is Upon Us! Here Are 5 Ways to Eat Them

This is probably a good time to mention that <b>the best figs are not usually the perfect, good-looking firm ones</b>. Oh, no! You want 'em soft, even squishy, even oozing a bit of syrupy juice. Some of the best are the ones that have started to wrinkle a bit after sitting for a couple of days your …

40 Cozy Fall Dinner Recipes to Make All Season Long

Crisp Fall days are meant for comfort food, and there are so many ways to make that happen with Fall produce. Pumpkin pastas, butternut squash soups, and more hearty Autumn dinners will warm your soul and fill you up on chilly nights. Consider this your ultimate guide to Fall dinner recipes that …

20 Homemade Snacks to Ward Off Between-Meal Hunger

Trying to survive between breakfast and lunch (and lunch and dinner) can be a near-impossible feat for many. But rather than turning to your office's supply of free chips and cookies, pack one of these 20 homemade snacks. Munching on these various veggie chips, beef jerky strips, and power bars …

50 Fascinating Facts About Felines

Unlike many farms, Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa doesn’t use pesticides to safeguard its vineyards from pests. Instead, …

Pets

How to Change the Color of Your Hydrangeas and Keep Them Looking Gorgeous

Yes, you really can turn your pink petals blue.<p>These flowers are famous for being beautiful, but also fickle. Use these tricks to achieve result you'll be proud to show off in your garden and floral arrangements.

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

It’s <i>supposed</i> to be warming up soon which makes me crave more salads and healthy options! I’m fairly certain that’s why everyone in California is so …

Food

Eating the Season: Cast Iron Peach Cobbler

As summer progresses, the season’s first peaches are a hotly anticipated treat here in the South. Not much beats that first bite of the year, juices …

Ruth Reichl’s Grilled Cheese is Genius, and Completely Out of Control

Ruth Reichl has been publicly aligning herself with grilled cheese for a long time. And we really should have paid attention sooner.<p>Even before her days at the helm of <i>Gourmet</i> were over, in 2009 she was endorsing slivers of her grilled cheese as a party appetizer on PBS’s A Moveable Feast. Then in …

Chrissy Teigen's Chicken Pot Pie Soup Belongs in the Soup Hall of Fame

After making this recipe, you'll understand why Chrissy Teigen calls herself the soup master. It's everything you love about chicken pot pie — rich, hearty, creamy — but it's way easier to make, and the crust . . . the crust <i>crackers</i> are beyond. They're flaky, buttery pie crust crackers that you use …

Brian Eno’s Reading List of Twenty Books Essential for Sustaining Human Civilization

<i>UPDATE: The folks from the Long Now have kindly asked me to contribute to the Manual for Civilization library — here is my own reading list.</i><p>There is something inescapably alluring about the reading lists of cultural icons, perhaps because in recognizing that creativity is combinatorial and fueled …

No Mayo Broccoli Salad with Blueberries and Apple

<i>The best ever No Mayo Broccoli Salad with Blueberries and Apple! A healthy and easy summer side dish with a creamy poppy seed dressing and dried</i> …

Healthy Eating

Leek and Broccoli Soup

This soup is really light and creamy in texture, that too with very little calories. Addition of broccoli neutralises the strong flavour of leek as …

Thai broccoli rice | BBC Good Food Middle East

Ingredients<p>100g salted peanuts<br>• 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets and the stem cut in half<br>• 2 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 red onion, finely diced<br>• 1 garlic clove, …

Best Cream Of Broccoli and Potato Soup Recipe

"Broccoli, onions, and potato cooked in chicken broth and pureed with milk and cream in this roux-thickened soup."<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons butter<p>1 …

Organic Valley’s marketing strategy puts farm visits on the table

Jana McClelland is a third-generation dairy farmer in Petaluma, Calif. This October, she expects 600 to 1,200 people to visit her family’s farm.<p>She …

The Simple Rules to Make Killer Croques Monsieurs and Madames

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I've heard a tale that the croque monsieur was discovered by French workmen who placed their lunch pails next to a radiator. When they sat down to eat, their ham and cheese sandwiches had melted from the heat, and the rest is …

Breakfast

7 Delicious Ways to Make a Sidecar, the Too-Often Forgotten Classic Cocktail

Add this drink to your repertoire.<p>When you hear <i>classic cocktail</i>, which drink comes to mind? Unless you're a mixology buff, you probably think <i>martini</i> …

Quick and Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake

<b>This quick and easy Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe is a delicious cake mix hack! There are only five simple ingredients and the result is the most</b> …

Dessert

How to enjoy your farmers market haul at its peak, with tips and recipes

Kohlrabi, sweet and hot peppers, broccoli, kale, spinach, cucumbers, summer squash (including tatume, eight ball, light and dark green zucchini, light and dark yellow zucchini), radishes (red, white and striped), skinny green beans, wax beans, beets, turnips and assorted onions.<p>Oops. I just typed …

Basil Balsamic Dressing | Uncategorised

• ½ clove garlic , peeled and bashed to a pulp<br>• 1 good handful fresh basil , bashed to a pulp<br>• 1 small handful toasted pine nuts , bashed to bits<br>• 6 …

50+ Quick Dinners for When It's Too Hot to Cook

When the temperatures climb into the triple digits, cooking is the last thing on my mind. But since one can't subsist on watermelon and Popsicles …

Cooking