The Friday Feedback Forum

July 23rd, 2010 - filed under: Furthermore » Feedback


Oi there! It’s the weekeeeeeend! Joy! Farmer’s Market, gardening, and maybe Star Trek in the Park! And of course the weekend means it’s time for your comments, critiques, thoughts, support, and suggestions.

Thank you so much for all the amazing feedback last week – you guys had some great ideas and some really constructive thoughts. I’d still love to hear any ideas for expanding Bonzai to reach more people!

And what about you my dears? How has your week been? Where are you going?? (in the bigger picture) What do you want to see more of here? (food? fashion? farm?)

As usual, the Feedback Forum will remain here at the top of the page all weekend, so if you’ve got an idea or a question or you just want to introduce yourself and say ‘Oi!’, you can stop back by any time.

And just because I can’t resist sharing, here’s a little movie of me playing peek-a-boo with Waits: How friggin’ cute is my kid?

Now go forth, and make merriment!


  • Kathryn

    HE’S. SO. CUTE.

  • Nina

    If only I could find Kombucha ANYWHERE right now!!! They’ve been pulled off every shelf and I know no homemakers :(

  • Nina

    Wrong post, whoopsies! :)

  • Erin

    I am jealous of Star Trek in the Park! And he is a adorable. Those eyebrows!

  • April

    Your son is so precious!!!!!!

  • Chef Dennis

    now that is one incredible picture!! your son is perfect!! (but you already knew that)
    thanks so much for sharing this with us, and its my great pleasure to meet you!

  • The Vegan Smartypants

    AWW! He is making the cutest little face! He looks so much like your husband now, it’ll be so interesting to watch him grow!

  • Kate

    He has the biggest baby eyes EVER. Haha, look at your gratuitous baby posting comments…I love eet.

    I’m not sure how I feel about fermented veggies….I’m looking forward to your posts!

  • Kelly

    THAT is awesome! Such a cute picture!!


  • Sarah

    So funny you mentioned Star Trek in the Park! My sister in law is involved with this group up in Seattle :P I’d never heard of it till a few weeks ago, and now it’s all over the internets!

  • Mama Monique

    And what about you my dears? … What do you want to see more of here? (food? fashion? farm?)

    Hi there! What a nice pic of the two of you! Lovely!

    I just want you to know that I am a reader of your blog for quit a long time now, and I really lóve to visit you. One thing I surely would read more about is clothing or fashion. But not the latest fashion, just your fashion.

    I live in a small town were there are only the standard shops. The piece of clothing you can find there, you can find all over the country. Know what I mean?

    Well, that’s my answer to your question. Have a great weekend!

    Love from Holland

  • wendi

    i would love the recipe for your peach pie!!! Also much more recipes :) I am on dairy free diet and love trying new things!

  • Sayward

    Thanks for all the baby love, guys! You are awesome for indulging my proud-mama-ness. ;-D

    @ Nina – Craigslist! You may be able to find brew but if nothing else you’ll almost certainly be able to find a scoby – you could start making your own!

    @ Chef Dennis – Welcome! Good to meet you too. =)

    @ Sarah – Woah! Small world!

    @ Mama Monique – I hear ya, and I agree. I definitely feel like ‘the fashion’ is the most neglected section of the site. What would you want to see? Like articles, or like more of my outfit posts?

    @ wendi – The ‘peach pie’ was a raw recipe and unfortunately I totally made it up as I went along. Sorry! =(

    But I’ve got more recipes coming, including a raw chocolate cherry tart! So =D

  • Melissa

    OH WOW!!!!! We just got back from totally unplugging for a week and I was drooling over the food pictures! Everything looks so fresh and healthy! Do you have a recipe for the sesame seed pa’te that you used in the raw wraps?

    Waits is such a beautiful baby!

  • Melissa

    OPPS! I meant to ask for a sunflower seed pate recipe and the almond pate looks delicious too.

    Kimchee brings back memories of childhood. Our Korean neighbor would make our family kimchee on a regular basis. I was always leery of it because of the strong odor, but once I tried it I enjoyed it. Now, my husband and I love kimchee. Our 12 year old likes it too. The rest of the family…not so much ;-).

  • Melisa

    I’m late posting, but I would like to request the MMM be extended another month. It’s a really good one, and a really hard one that takes practice. It deserves at least two months. :)

  • Kaye

    Aww, your baby is adorable. :)And that’s coming from someone who isn’t even ordinarily motherly. :P

    This is a little late, but I was wondering… My boyfriend and I have been debating moving across the country to Portland for a while, the only thing that stops us being the fact that we don’t really know anyone who lives there, thus, no idea what the city is actually like. Anything you could tell us? What’s the best area to live in? If only part of the city is ‘green’ or if there’s an area better suited to ‘green’ people than others? Or just any useful tips and the like? :P

  • Sayward

    @ Melissa – I don’t have a recipe for that sunflower pate . . . I just kind of threw some stuff in the blender! But here’s a good one I made last year. =)

    I’ll be working on some more raw recipes. I’m so excited that people are interested!

    @ Melisa – I love that idea! But we’ll have to see what other people think – I’ll put it to a vote in the wrap-up tomorrow.

    @ Kaye – Portland is the greatest city anywhere, ever! The whole city is green so that’s not an issue. Where you want to live will depend on what lifestyle you’re looking for. You should email me!