TAG : October 2006

Garden Clippings: Wasabi

It seems that every time I read, watch or listen to anything about cooking, one of the ingredients mentioned is the herb wasabi. I didn't know anything about it, so, after hearing its unique name several times, I decided to research it.Wasabi (Wasabia japonica) is a plant that has been used by ...

On The Garden Path: China Ranch Date Farm

Within the barren Mojave Desert, near Tecopa, Calif., China Ranch Date Farm is a surprising haven of greenery. 'Hidden Oasis' reads the big yellow sign on Old Spanish Trail Highway. Undeniably, China Ranch is a true desert oasis.Soon after leaving Old Spanish Trail Highway, as you round the ...