|Angled luffa gourd - prepare by paring off the rough ridges|
So I have some bits of news that I'm pretty excited to report:
- First, I have an article coming out in a spring issue of Kiki Magazine. It is THE magazine "for girls with style and substance". In the article, I show girls how to build a 4x4 garden out of stone. My teen may be in some of the photos so I'm eager for the issue to come out. Kiki is a very cool magazine for girls in the...maybe 10-16 range? In it, you'll see no advertisements, no quizzes about boys or kissing, it's artsy yet wholesome and of high quality. You can subscribe to this mag or buy single issues at Barnes and Noble.
- I also have an article coming out in the spring issue of Heirloom Gardener magazine. This is a short article about the 8 Best Asian Vegetables to Grow. Along with the (very subjective!) list, is a couple of recipes for readers to try. This magazine can be found in many stores, including Whole Foods.
- Finally, I've been asked to be a presenter at the Maryland Master Gardener Training Day. I'm kicking around the title "Beyond Bok Choy: How to Grow and Cook Chinese Vegetables". For my 1.5 hour presentation, I'm planning to do a little powerpoint presentation about the wide variety of Chinese vegetables we can grow in our zone. I'll focus on ones that most people may not know as well and will skip the more obvious one. Then, I'll do a little cooking demo and show how to prepare some of the veggies that might warrant a demo (like angled gourd, fuzzy melon). Finally, for the last 15 minutes, we'll stand, walk around and the participants will get to sample some other things that I will bring. So my question to you is - how can I make this a kick ass presentation? What have you always wanted to know about Chinese vegetables - either growing or cooking? What veggies would you be interested to learn more about? Do you have a better title for the presentation? Anything else I'm missing?