Posts tagged as: garden

A Recipe For Spring: Nasturtium Pesto

April 18th, 2017 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

The inspiration for this recipe came to me rather unexpectedly — from Waits’s teacher! A few Mondays back I was dropping him off at school, and I asked her about her weekend. She told me that she’s made a delicious nasturtium pesto, and I was like “Wait, WHAT??” I love nasturtium flowers and I eat [...]

Gifts From The Garden In Winter (AKA — I Heart California)

January 10th, 2017 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

I don’t mean to brag, but man I love our California winter growing season. Southern California in December, January, and February, is a lot like many other parts of the country in early to mid autumn, I think. Temperatures reach the high 50s and into the 60s during the days, and drop to the low [...]

My Happy Place: Pics From My 2016 Garden Adventure!

August 15th, 2016 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

Every morning I wake up, make my way to the kitchen, and pour myself coffee while gazing out the window at my garden. And every morning I have to make a concerted effort, sometimes physically prevent myself, from wandering out there to putter amongst my plants. It is my absolute happiest place and if I [...]

Welcome To My 2016 Garden Adventure!

June 28th, 2016 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

Lemon blossoms. Anyone who’s followed my blog for more than a little while knows that I love my gardening season. LOVE. Nothing else in my life gives me quite the same feeling: anchors and elevates me all at the same time. Gardening is my soul food. Back in Portland I grew green feasts in my [...]

How To Make Dandelion Oil (And Also, Why You Should Want To)

May 31st, 2016 - posted under: The Farm » Home

I may be an experienced gardener, but I am very much a fledgling herbalist. An enthusiastic fledgling, but a fledgling nonetheless. For example, this is the first year that I’ve worked with elder. My first year making nutritive vinegars, and my first year growing a medicinal garden. I’ve been making Meadow Tea infusions for ages, [...]