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Summer Cocktail Week: How to Make a Classic ‘Dark and Stormy’

Welcome to Part Two of our Summer Cocktail Week, the series in which we ply you, gentle garden reader, with drinks for the warm weather.

Fancy a Drink? Our Favorite Winter Cocktails

You know that feeling you get when you come in from the cold and there’s a hot toddy waiting for you, all roaring with lemony steam?…

Game of Thorns! Our Friend Kimberly on How She Went From Playing Polo to Tending the Best Roses on the Block

We met our neighbor Kimberly’s roses before we met Kimberly herself. They’re bright and big and perfumey, her roses, when they’re in bloom: flashes of apricot and salmon winding around the black fence that lines her yard.…

How to Create a White-Hot Table Setting for French-Inspired Picnic ‘Diner en Blanc’

Paris, 1988. When François Pasquier returned to the city after a stint abroad, he invited a handful of friends to Bois de Boulogne for a picnic.…

Sage Gin and Jack Rudy Tonic

Outside Influence: How to Make the Ultimate Garden Gin and Tonic!

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t remember their first drop of gin and tonic?

Love it or not, it’s a singular experience for sure: the kick of quinine in the tonic, the gin’s vegetal blast, the lime’s juicy finish.…

Crowdpleaser: Serve This Easy, Spiced-Wine Dessert to All Your Peachy Pals

Last week on the Fourth of July, we welcomed a group of friends who drove down from L.A. for the weekend.…

Pitcher Perfect! How to Cold-Brew Your Coffee This Summer

Oh, the lengths we’ve gone and the backflips we’ve done in pursuit of a cup of iced Coffea arabica: brimming mugs balanced in the freezer.…

When Life Gives You Limoncello: Make a Sorrento Shake!

Summer of 2012: basil gimlets. Summer of 2009: beer-garitas. Summer of 2004: anything with muddled mint and sugar. (Summers prior to 2004…?…

From Seed to Sauté Pan: Inside The Herbfarm’s Field of Greens

Two weekends ago, we traded the cacti of California for the Douglas firs (and snappy wildflowers!) of the Pacific Northwest.…

Partying With Plants: ‘Art Alive’ Soiree Is Half Flower Prom, Half Midsummer Night’s Dream

Last Friday’s party at the San Diego Museum of Art spoke to the sensualist in us all. First, there were the visual fireworks of 103 artworks matched with 103 floral interpretations that made good use of ranunculus stems, globe thistle and naturally fluorescent king protea.…