Connecting With Nature

Nature can be so soothing, grounding and beneficial for our health and happiness. I have always been someone who has loved being in nature, connecting with nature. When I was a little girl you could find me laying on my sleeping bag in the sun watching both the grass and it’s creatures or the sky…

7 Autumn Recipes To Inspire Your Seasonal Cooking

We are just days away from autumn and I wanted to share some seasonal recipes to inspire you. I gathered the following recipes from people and websites who are some of my go to’s for cooking inspiration. Butternut Squash Turmeric Curry: https://www.loveandlemons.com/curry-recipe/ Creamy Coconut Paprika Zucchini Soup: https://www.pickuplimes.com/recipe/creamy-coconut-paprika-zucchini-soup-191 Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta: https://www.loveandlemons.com/butternut-squash-pasta/ Tahini and…

A Peak At Autumn Seasonal Foods

Now that it is the first days of September our focus tends to turn towards the autumn or fall season. This is a time of year that brings a sense of renewal and growth with activities like back to school, a sense of wanting to start something new, changing paths, a slowing down, etc. While…

Late Summer Gardening & Prepping For Fall

A late summer garden can be quite wild and overgrown. Your garden may be facing a lot of pest pressure or disease as older plants become vulnerable. It is also a time of bountiful harvests and joy filled summer evenings. You may be harvesting from your garden daily, but noticing somethings are starting to slow…

Connecting To The Seasons Through Gardening

There seems to be a pull towards slow, intentional seasonal living more now than ever. Maybe it’s because of the events that have happened over the last few years, maybe it’s because people are craving connection to the natural rhythms of nature, maybe it’s something else entirely. One of the best ways to live connected…

5 Plant-Based Ways To Add Umami Flavor To Your Meal

Umami, one of the five basic tastes can add a rich savory flavor to your meal derived from the amino acid glutamic acid (glutamate) among two other amino acids. Glutamate is more often found in plant based foods vs. the guanylate or inosinate. Umami is hard to describe other than saying it adds a rich…

Life: Camping & Leaving the Garden For Days at a Time

This past week I was able to spend some time camping with my family. My mom who is a gardener too, took care of everything at our house for us while we were gone. It was great to spend some time in the great outdoors with my family and doodles. I spent a lot of…

Summer Solstice Musings

The summer solstice is a day I both look forward to and dread all at once. I love the kick off to the summer season, the sunshine, the warm breeze and how wild and green everything gets. I don’t like that it means daylight hours will start getting shorter and shorter until the winter solstice….

Self care during the holiday season

Self Care During the Holiday Season  The holiday season is usually jam packed with activities and running here and there. This year things are very different for most of us. Even if things are slower and there is less running around you still need to make self care a priority. Today I am sharing some…

High producing plants for your kitchen garden

Kitchen gardens are smaller than typical homestead setups or row gardens, but with the right planting technique and plan you can pack a lot into a little bit of space. That is one of many reasons why I like kitchen gardens so much, you don’t have to have a giant yard or a ton of…

Seasonal Eating: Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts seem to fall into a love them or hate them group. Which are you? Brussels sprouts are incredibly good for you!  They are a perfect cool/cold season vegetable to include in your weekly meal plan. They contain amazing constituents that are not only anti-cancer, hormone helping, but heart healthy. This is great news…

GROW. COOK. NOURISH.

Since January I have spent time meditating and thinking about how to best serve you in a way that sits fully in conjunction with my heart, knowledge base, training, experience, desires, and dreams.  Last October I switched gears and relaunched with a new niche and branding. I knew I needed to pivot because I felt…