Welcome to Farmer in the Vale!

Hi.  My name is Linda.  I live and work in Silicon Valley California.

An unripe pomegranate from our backyard garden.

My “farm” is actually my suburban backyard.  My yard contains fruit trees and vegetable beds, but no animals (yet).

In this blog I intend to share recipes, gardening tips, and cookbook reviews.  I also hope to share the occasional garden or kitchen related craft.

I believe that something is worth doing yourself if the results are consistently good and the process is not too fussy.  Good means that you, your family and your friends love the results.  Consistent means that the whole experience doesn’t often end in disaster.  Not fussy means that, even though something might be time consuming, the difficulty doesn’t drive you to the verge of insanity.

I hope you enjoy what I have to share and I look forwarding to hearing from you!