• Fruit Kvass with Leftover Apricot Skins

    Türkçe When I was researching about different types of kvass I found out about fruit kvass which is made from leftover fruit from jam making or juicing. These days I’m making fruit leather…

  • Apricots!

    Türkçe It’s apricot time in the garden! Our tree is full of fruits.With the heat wave that came through this week, they are ripening quickly and falling off. I collect them 3-4 times…

  • Food Forest in Late Spring

    TR It’s the last week of May here . Even though we’re having less and less rain each year in spring, the garden is full of life!  The advantage of having mostly perennial…

  • Time to Eat Shoots!

    As the weather is getting warmer, the growth rate of the plants accelerate immensely! Shrubs and trees grow new shoots, annuals want to flower and go to seed as soon as they can!…

  • Compost Bucket for Composting in Situ

    Türkçe A simple basket I made using prunnings of english ivy and virginia creeper Another basket type for composting.I just stuck some grapevine prunnings in the ground and wove around it I tried…

  • How to make Boza

    Türkçe Boza is a fermented drink made of millet. It’s widely made in Turkey, Bulgaria, Egypt and many other countries. In some places it’s made with other grains such as rice,bulgur and maize.…

  • Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden

    I’m reading a great book : Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden. It’s a wonderful book about Native American Hidatsa tribe’s gardening practices.  There are detailed descriptions of how the tribe used to grow, harvest…

  • Neo Peasant Style

    English Türkçe The clothing styles of peasants come out of necessity, practicality,frugality, the availability of materials and some beauty. As I’ve been working in the garden year after year, I realized that my…

  • Wasp spider

    Argiope bruennichi – Wasp spider   This is one of the spiders I see a lot around this time.   It looks a little bit scary, but their focus is insects rather than…

  • Making Fermented Fruit Soda

    Fruit soda or fruit kvass is very easy to make and is a healthy refreshment!    Simply fill a 1 liter jar with fruit, add 2 tablespoons of honey and top it up…