Posts tagged as: garden

Welcome To My 2015 Urban Garden! Plus, Some Real Life Real Talk.

July 8th, 2015 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

It’s already July. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?! It’s already July and my garden is in full-swing, so I figured it’s about time do a little walk-through, no? But also, I wanted to give y’all a little life update. In my last Pictures Of Things + Le Love List, I mentioned that I was experiencing a [...]

My Go-To Pesto Recipe! Big-Batch Vegan Pesto To Preserve The Basil Bounty

June 30th, 2015 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

In last week’s Pictures Of Things + Le Love List, I posted a photo of some freshly made pesto. Bonzai reader Katie asked me about the recipe, and that’s when I realized — I’ve never posted one! I make pesto every year, when basil is in season, fresh and local (and cheap!). I make it [...]

My Garden In Winter

January 13th, 2015 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

Well hello there! Hello from southern California, where “winter” is more of an abstract concept than an actual reality. Oh I kid, I kid. Even here in SoCal we get to experience four distinct seasons. But our variation is much less variable, I guess you could say, and there’s never a time when the garden [...]

Eco-Friendly DIY: Homegrown Luffa

November 11th, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

Success! By far my favorite garden project of 2014, and a tutorial so easy it barely needs words. We planted sponges in our back yard and they totally grew. It worked! Amazing. Like so: A pair of seeds planted in a wine box under the jacaranda tree, with a hand-knotted twine trellis. A little compost [...]

How To Make Oil Of Oregano At Home – The Perfect Autumn Project To Prep For Cold And Flu Season

October 7th, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Home

EDITED TO ADD: HOME CANNING, INCLUDING PRESERVING IN OIL, CARRIES THE RISK OF FOOD BORNE ILLNESS SUCH AS BOTULISM. THIS IS RARE BUT POSSIBLE, AND MY OVERACTIVE INTEGRITY WON’T ALLOW ME TO *NOT* MENTION IT. IF YOU PLAN TO MAKE OIL INFUSIONS AT HOME, PLEASE READ THE CDC PAGE ON BOTULISM, AND PLEASE USE YOUR [...]