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, [...]

Composting Lessons: Be wary of the seed

Well, now I know why they tell you not to put anything with seeds into the compost. We laid down some of our homemade compost in with our fresh dirt for our two new raised beds back in March. For over a month, we've had fast-growing, gargantuan rogue plants popping up everywhere before a single [...]

Desert gardening: Miracles do happen!

As I had mentioned in an earlier post, my partner and I have taken to gardening out here in Arizona. It took eight days and a night for these little beauties to emerge. *chokes back verklempt sigh of pride.*  They began reaching for the sky right after a substantial rainfall this past weekend, that is [...]

Desert gardening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPxKO6JgHbI It's spring! Well, at least it's starting to feel a lot like it here in Arizona. We've had an unseasonably warm winter thus far. And so, my partner and I have decided to FINALLY break open the boxes of raised beds I had bought several years ago, shovel out some of our compost dirt [...]

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 [...]