Entries by Jen Poole

February 19, 2021: Szechuan peppercorns y’all

  Have you ever tried a Szechuan peppercorn? They’re the seeds of the prickly ash tree, and a mainstay in Szechuan cooking. They’re not spicy. They have a wonderful, peppery, citrusy flavor. They also have another, very strange characteristic: they cause paresthesia, a numbing, prickly sensation in the mouth. It does this by getting tiny […]

February 10, 2021

Did you know? Geer Street Garden is more than just a place of commerce, more than a feeding station where you trade money for sustenance. We’re a gosh-darned cultural center, a place for conversation, art, music, books – all the things that elevate mere existence into actual living. At least we’d like it to be. […]