Nutmeg Preserve

Nutmeg harvest is in full swing – again: the nutmeg seems to fruit every 2-3 months, and sporadically between times. It’s a pretty tree, medium sized with shiny leaves in a pleasant shade of green and fruits that look a lot like apricots, and it comes in both genders, one needs to have several trees…

Making Coconut Oil

Anyone with access to a coconut, a grater, and a stove can make coconut oil. And I recommend anyone try it, it’s time consuming but really educational in that it proves once and for all why coconut oil is such a luxury and so expensive. Ideally you’ll want fully mature coconuts, the heavy ones that…

kitchen farm

While the farmer is off doing his thing, today working on a landslide area, I’m working in my kitchen farm, tending all my various shoots, microbes, bacteria, yeasts and fungi. It’s a wonder to be around such basic life forces, to bathe in the abundance of energy necessary for constant generation and growth. Bacteria, yeasts…