pomme de terre

my name is kate, i like food and plants


Good morning

“In the end you just lie on the ground and after a while a tree grows out of your head, and everything’s over. You become one with the earth, converge to its interior, flow in its veins and finally emerge as a big and pure stream, in which chemical waste is probably dumped immediately.”

—   Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul (via hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy)

(Source: athinkingfox, via hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy)


a*mazing: that’s grouse


a*mazing: that’s grouse

“Let your children grow up to be farmers. Let them know what it is like to be free from fluorescent lights and laser-pointer meetings…”

—   Great short piece here. Well said. 



Rowan Jacobsen’s Apples of Uncommon Character has apples, apples and more apples – 123 varieties, in fact. Team member Beth says it feels kind of like a Facebook for fruit: “profile photos taken from the most flattering angle, and a rundown of basic biographical data — origin, appearance, flavor, texture, season, use and region. (Of course, there’s some good gossip, too — like how Golden Delicious ‘sired’ Jonagold, Mutsu, Gala, Pink Lady and many more).”

Other things Beth learned while reading the book: which apple variety inspired Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity, and which one inspired Rambo. Read Beth’s review of the book here.

Images via Bloomsbury

"Like the Incredible Hulk, Mutsu is huge, green, and strangely lovable." - The best description of an apple. 

Red Baraat are so good!

I want to do this


Dandelions are the enemy in the war for the pristine green lawn. However, they are incredibly beneficial to many insects and pollinators, and there are a variety of ways to cook and eat them.



Ode To The Dandelion




Taraxacum officinale


University of Maryland Medical Center - Dandelion


National Gardening Association - Fall Garden Cover Crops


Large populations of dandelions can actually offer such a strong floral cue to pollinators that the forego visiting a majority of other plants on the landscape. This can be especially damaging to rare plant species or those that cannot self pollinate.

via indefenseofplants:rkherman


First Dog on The Moon.

Not Poor Enough, Not Depressed Enough, Not Abused Enough


By Clementine Bastow

Dear Young Person:

You are eight years old. Your aunt has given you a biscuit tin full of antique costume jewelry: there are Venetian glass beads and gold filigree things and tiny little snuff boxes set with enamel flowers. Even the tin itself is beautiful, covered…

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