Spring is here in all its glory now, so we asked Barbara Pierson, of White Flower Farm in Litchfield, CT, to talk with us about the new vegetables and herbs to make flower boxes useful and beautiful. If you’ve never thought of growing fragrant “tea boxes” you will after this show. Barb filled our studio with the scent of rosemary and basil and Chris nibbled on greens, still in their pots, and reports on their flavor (a fun assignment, for sure!). Plus, we recommend two great white wines (a Pinot Gris and a Riesling) to give as a gift for the host when you’re invited to dinner. Author and force of nature, Gina Barreca, joins the party to preview her hilarious food essays—just out—in her new collection called, If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse? Seriously good fun, that’s what we call it.
Photo: Courtesy of White Flower Farm