So unexpected (plus a recipe)

Me? Write a cookbook? Well, after deciding a meal my husband made was too pretty to eat and took out my new studio lights to take pictures - I was hooked. I have awakened a new passion the past few days to design recipes and artistically and visually capture the love I have for food, [...]

7 ways your garden can save your life

  Gardening is not just for flower lovers, and is moving out of people’s window boxes and into their backyards. In the past few years, food gardening has increasingly become an activity done to facilitate better physical fitness, healthier eating and well-being. And science backs this up. Gardening helps you: To fit exercise into your day Regular [...]

Composting basics

Gardens are a great way to help lower your grocery bill, get you moving around for some physical exercise, and provide a sense of pride that, "Hey, I grew that!" It's simply satisfying. And one way to ensure that a garden grows to its fullest potential is to fertilize it with a layer of composted [...]

Teaching people to feed themselves

Gardens - while my black thumb has been a major hurdle personally trying to get one up and running, I'm passionate about them. From the schoolyard young to the mature and elderly, it is never too late to share the magic of tending and growing their own garden for food. Why do I feel this [...]

Gemme’s famous “from seed” experiment

Well, for good or for ill, I have opened up four packets of veggie/herb seeds, and planted them in a starter situation to see what happens. I took spent newspaper rolls (biodegradable - and good for your compost bin, as well!), cut them in half and planted them firmly inside of a the bottom of [...]