Magazine article Sunset

Inspiration from the Garden

Magazine article Sunset

Inspiration from the Garden

Article excerpt

Cathrine Sneed raises more than plants. She raises the human spirit, too. She founded the Garden Project, a group of gardening programs sponsored by the San Francisco County Sheriff's Office for jail inmates, recently released inmates, the homeless, the unemployed, and students. These efforts are inspired by her belief in gardening as a way to educate, rehabilitate, and delight. It even works at home. Her son, now 24, grew up requesting this comforting soup made with vegetables that he and his friends helped grow and harvest.

Cabbage and Lentil Soup

Prep and cook time: About ll/2 hours Notes: For vegetarian tastes, use water. Cover and chill soup up to 3 days. Thin as desired with broth or water.

Makes: 43/4 quarts; 8 to 10 servings

1 pound (2 cups) lentils

6 cups chicken broth or water

2 tablespoons cumin seed

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 head green cabbage (about 1 lb. …

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