Category Archives: gardening

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Basil Coolers.

I tell myself not to let anything stand in the way of achieving my dreams. I tell myself that I am courageous and intelligent and beautiful. I tell myself that no matter what happens, I still get to choose to … Continue reading

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Simplicity and Caprese.

I wish everything in life were as simple as Caprese. The garden tomatoes are ripe and bursting with flavor. The basil plants are filling out more and more each day — offering sweet, spicy leaves. Add some fresh mozzarella and … Continue reading

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A Postcard From My Own Backyard

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This week I’m sharing a few iPhone shots from the lovely community garden a few blocks away from my house. The garden sits on a lot that used to be a gas station and repair shop. The station is still … Continue reading

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Radishes and Rabbits, and a Little Bit About Being Afraid.

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I’ve been thinking about fear a lot lately. My partner Carla and I do our weekly runs through the bosque, or wooded area alongside the river for those of you not from New Mexico. Occasionally we see coyotes. More often … Continue reading

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Where to Eat in Kaua’i, if You Ever Bother to Get Out of The Pool

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The island of Kaua’i is truly enchanting – lush green mountains rising out of the ocean; long stretches of sandy beach and turquoise water teeming with fish and sea turtles; palm trees, coconuts, frosty tropical drinks, green geckos; a tiny … Continue reading

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Kaua’i Vacation Preview- Food and Otherwise

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I have been in Kaua’i, Hawaii for the past week and an half, (thanks to the kindness and generosity of my extended family) and in addition to snorkeling and hiking I’ve been trying to document any interesting vegetarian or vegan … Continue reading

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Buried Carrots’ Buried Carrots

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In January I started some seeds in a greenhouse box on a windowsill. And yes, I planted some carrots. When the plants are big and strong and the weather is warmer I will transplant them to my row at the … Continue reading

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