26: Christal Blessin on Using the Garden in the Kitchen
Christal is a writer, horticulturist, and cook.
Her son and daughter-in-law encouraged her to start blogging. She shares what she does every day with a larger audience.
She spent many years in permaculture and interior scaping.
[6:10] Sub-irrigation – Part of the hydroponic unit, holding tank under ground. Some will go into above ground, huge planters in buildings. Flow technology, pipes – contained. Water cannot leak out.
Click here for one of her recipes: Homemade thin crust pizza with basil and chard from the garden.
Her ongoing posts include how to start a garden from seed. She is collecting photos as she works on this project.
Some of her other recipes include chicken and meat loaf. She uses techniques and ingredients that you can afford – all real food – good for you too!
She just made lunch: Frozen organic squash, ginger cubes, with water – everything out of the garden.
All herbs are grown and dehydrated. She collects seeds.
You can learn how to collect seeds too! Seed School Online starts in February. Sign up here!
Her most treasured failure: Christal toiled, tilled, and planted; created pathways and tidy rows in her garden. Her puppy went out and dug everything up!! What happened next? You’ll have to listen to find out (go to timestamp 11:30).
Where can you connect with Christal?
Check out her blog, Kitchen and Garden Chronicles!