The Mushroom Shot

The Mushroom Shot

Have you ever come across an image whose contents elicit a whole host of mental questions? I’m still sourcing images…

Rose Hips (and the Roses they Go With)

Rose Hips (and the Roses they Go With)

I know I’ve shared with you my general ambivalence towards roses.  But I am softening – a little – primarily…

A Natural Kitchen

A Natural Kitchen

Cold, flu and winter allergy season has already started in our house.  When the heat came on a few weeks…

Making Sloe Gin

Making Sloe Gin

This is one of those crazy weeks and for some reason I feel compelled to pile it on.  Today I…

A Late Season Tomato Save

A Late Season Tomato Save

I confess my vegetable garden this year sucks.  I blame the book project….you just can’t do everything. Despite my negligence,…

Vegetable Literacy & Shishito Peppers

Vegetable Literacy & Shishito Peppers

I had a belated mothers day well wishing call with my mom yesterday.  We missed each other on Sunday.  She…

Foraging with Tama Matsuoka Wong

Foraging with Tama Matsuoka Wong

I am so grateful for this handy visual guide to greens that can be foraged in the early spring (or…

Pineberries & Weekend Things

Pineberries & Weekend Things

Have you had pineberries?  The are funky albino versions of strawberries that apparently taste like they have been crossed with pineapple (doesn’t that sound like…

Seasonal Cocktails – Rhubarb-tini

Seasonal Cocktails – Rhubarb-tini

Holiday 2012 Archive Dive — Here is another Rhubarb Cocktail idea…this one seems very festive! I am late in posting…

Garden Harvest Infusions

Garden Harvest Infusions

Reposting for Holiday 2012 Archive Dive.  Our theme is Rhubarb — and I think Rhubarb Bourbon has a nice holiday…

Rhubarb Forcers, “Night Soil” & Big Pot Classes

Rhubarb Forcers, “Night Soil” & Big Pot Classes

I am feeling confident that my rhubarb plants have finally taken to my garden and so, finally, I can resonably…

The 2012 Garden Report: Part 3 – The Champs

The 2012 Garden Report: Part 3 – The Champs

I think I had more winners this year than ever before.   It was a great garden year for me….how…

The 2012 Garden Report: Part 2 – The ‘Do Overs’

The 2012 Garden Report: Part 2 – The ‘Do Overs’

How often do you get the chance, as an adult, to have a ‘Do Over’? In gardening it comes around…

The 2012 Garden Report: Part 1 – The Chumps

The 2012 Garden Report: Part 1 – The Chumps

I’ve said it so many times…my garden is a giant experiment.  I often wonder if regular non-writing and non-hirable gardeners feel…

Garden Fresh Tomato Juice

Garden Fresh Tomato Juice

I’m overwhelmed with tomatoes.  My few beds are producing about 25 lbs of tomatoes every few days.  So I have this idea — now that school…

Just Picked

Just Picked

My garden is entering the overwhelming stage.  These pics don’t share the full extent of the harvest…I edited to fit…

Just Picked – July 1, 2012

Just Picked – July 1, 2012

I’m interested in getting better at a few things.  Photography, photo styling, photo editing and taking more time to be…

String Garden Mosquito Repellers

String Garden Mosquito Repellers

I simply adore this idea for a practical application of string gardens.   That is, use the string gardens (formally…

Printer’s Drawers & Seed Storage

Printer’s Drawers & Seed Storage

Remember when this was kind of a thing? My aunt had one with a collection of little things that thoroughly excited me…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

Is the weather crazy where you are?  New England is having stormy weather like I haven’t seen since I lived…

Growing Yuzu & Other Citrus in the North – Or How to Have an Orangerie Even if You Aren’t a Member of a Royal Family

Growing Yuzu & Other Citrus in the North – Or How to Have an Orangerie Even if You Aren’t a Member of a Royal Family

I have been experimenting with citrus in my zone 5/6 home for the last few years.  I can’t say that…

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