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Archive for April, 2013

Although the extra-cool Spring has been frustrating to gardeners (we lost our tomato plants last night due to an unexpected frost), the time is right to plant herbs. No plant is as satisfying to grow as herbs, since they generally grow like weeds. Every cook appreciates a bunch of fresh herbs readily available by the […]

Feast Magazine this month features an article on how to throw a Dinner Party. Many people are intimidated by the thought of hosting a party; there are so many details to consider! Please use the tips in the “Entertaining with Ease” article so that you can relax and enjoy your own party. Go ahead, set […]

This Spring has seen an infestation of chickweed, which was choking out our tender garlic shoots (planted last October). Our garlic crop — 2,500 heads — look much better with the weeds removed. If all goes well, the the fresh garlic will be harvested between June 15-30 and available at Kitchen Conservatory. Mark your calendar […]

For many diners, Indian cuisine is a mystery. So many spices! Plus, India is a huge country with different regional specialties. Many of the Indian restaurants in St. Louis are northern India. Aruna Menon, a culinary instructor at Kitchen Conservatory, hails from southern India where the cuisine is hotter and includes lots of fish and […]