Entries by Hannah

Corn Nixtamalization Recipes and Recommendations for Efficiency

By Laura Killingbeck There’s nothing like the smell and flavor of real corn, baked into cornbread or roasted on a skillet as a tortilla. Corn has been grown and eaten in these ways for thousands of years throughout the Americas. Unfortunately, in many areas, genetically modified, chemical-dependent corn monocultures have given this plant a dicey […]


Cycle Touring for Health and Happiness

By Laura Killingbeck Last year I tore my acl (anterior cruciate ligament) and had reconstruction surgery. I ended up in bed for quite a while, and even after a year of rehabilitation, my leg muscles were pretty atrophied. The right leg was okay, but lefty looked like a sick string bean. I’ve never been able […]


Gardening with a Spoon

By: Nilsa Garcia-Rey I first started gardening with my grandmother in the Bronx where she lived with my grandfather in Kingsbridge Terrace. They lived in a fine old apartment house made of fieldstone that faced the Hudson River. The building may have once been a grand stone mansion, because it also had a nice sized backyard […]


Soy Sauce: Making and Applications with Rich Shih

We welcome you to join us for the first OurCookQuest Soy Sauce Applications and Making Workshop at Round the Bend Farm. The beginning of the session will cover a variety of soy sauce applications to enhance your cooking beyond stir frying like: chutney, compound butter and caramel sauce. After the cooking demonstrations, we will walk through the […]

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Collaborative & Regenerative Land Management

Collaborative & Regenerative Land Management with Livestock Co- Contributors Lauren Miller-Donnelly of Mass Audubon’s Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary and Geoff Kinder of Round the Bend Farm and Paradox Acres At Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, a patchwork of invaluable wildlife habitat stretches across the landscape. A primary goal at this Mass Audubon property is the management […]

Medicinal Majesty of Stinging Nettles

By: Benoit Azagoh-Kouadio The springtime turn brings out one of our favorite vernal vegetables at Round the Bend Farm (RTB): Nettles! Infamous itches, riling rashes, and bristly burns, who does not know the common “Stinging Nettle” from the many motherly admonitions and filial fears it inspires? Here at RTB, we value the lowly nettle for the […]

Laura’s Dragonfire tincture

By: Laura Killingbeck Dragonfire tincture is a blend of three special medicinal herbs–turmeric, tulsi, and black pepper– that work in harmony with each other to reduce inflammation and support the immune system.  Turmeric is used widely in western medicine as well as traditional practices, to treat chronic and acute conditions.  Black pepper increases turmeric’s bioavailability […]