Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Carter House Gardens

Today I stumbled upon one of my favorite restaurants gardens.  The Carter House Restaurant 301 has been raising it's own edible flowers and herbs for 27 years.  The Carter House maintains one of the most extensive organic gardens of any Inn on the West Coast, most of the herbs being used in the restaurant the very day they're harvested. 

Not only does the garden have a daily supply of herbs and vegetables for the inn, (the Inn's guests are invited to help the chefs harvest for the meals to be served that evening - a nice way to get close to your food, I'd say) but the master gardener also puts on lectures and garden tours.  The garden is also home to organic garden seminars and horticultural education.  I found today that not only does it supply food to the inn and an opportunity for education, but it's just a beautiful and peaceful place to roam around in, smell the intoxicating smells of the herbs in and to just relax in.  I'll be back soon.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Anthony Bourdain’s Medium Raw Challenge

Anthony Bourdain’s Medium Raw Challenge

Stop by and check out the essay I entered in the challenge. If you like it please feel free to vote for it.