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 [...]

From scraps to scrumptious: Regrow your groceries!

  Mother nature always shows that when there is a will, there's a way. I never realized until I started gardening just how easy it is to grow food. Because life, in any form, is engineered to grow, live, and flourish. It's just the design. And any living thing in nature is also endowed with [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]