This week’s food inspiration: fresh, mostly local

beet carrot radish salad coriander

My garden is not going gangbusters but I am enjoying a new CSA we are trying this summer, Growing Washington. Having so  many colors and options to play with makes the peak of summer a great time to prepare food. Mixed in you might also find ways to integrate food from the larder to make way for […]

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Pots of Potatoes : Container Gardening

I did an experiment this year, planting some organic potatoes I had purchased that had sprouted eyes. Nothing to lose as though would be composted otherwise and not at risk of growing some weird GMO capsule, I put my sprouted potatoes in pots, and covered with dirt. Once the plants starting growing, I just covered […]

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Quick Upcycle Ideas: Glass Mulch and Beehive Planters

Here are two quick ideas to spruce up your yard or garden or balcony. Recycled Glass Mulch Taking a boring little step from weedy and drab to cheerful, blue and weed free. We have this great step down into the back yard that originally I grew thyme in as a steppable ground cover. That was […]

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Windowsill Gardening: Rooting Leeks and Scallions

There are so many plants out there that can be easily rooted in a glass of water on a windowsill. Think herbs, tubers, leafy greens, fruit, root vegetables, bulbs, basil, mint, lemongrass, horseradish, avocado, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrot tops, romaine, celery, ginger, garlic, scallions (green or spring onions) and leeks. – name just a few. […]

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Don’t Judge a Book by Its Clover

Out of both, necessity (weed invasion) and inspiration (by Photo Friday) – I share with you my love-hate relationship with clover, Trifolium sp., and an unanticipated discovery. First – Love. Snapped this photo with trusty iPhone on a recent walk home after work. It captures the calm and decompression and the fresh young summer smell, […]

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Worm Bin : Reunited

Reunited and it feels so good Reunited ’cause we understood There’s one perfect fit And, sugar, this one is it We both are so excited ‘Cause we’re reunited, hey, hey Alright take two on vermiculture at the Beacon Hill farm. Following the unexpected break up, detailed in “It’s not you…it’s me….”, a fresh batch of […]

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