My January 2022 Message For You

Winter is a time of reflection, looking inward, staying warm with tea and hearty soups. It’s a time to fully give in to the need to relax and reset. It’s a time to think about what is calling your heart. It doesn’t mean we need to jump into action and go, go, go, but it…

A Year End Review of My 2021 Blog Posts

It’s hard to believe we are so close to the end of the year. This will be my last blog post of 2021 and I wanted to share some posts from the past year. I wrote over 40 blog posts this year about gardening, holistic nutrition, cooking from scratch and life updates. I have enjoyed…

My 2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Beginner Gardeners and Cooks

When it comes to gardening and cooking having the right high quality tools can make the experience even more joyful. Here are a few of my top picks for gifts for the gardener or cook in your life. Hori hori knife – One of my most used tools in the garden is my hori hori…

5 Tips To Help You Thrive Through The Holidays

With major holidays on the horizon it is ever more important to prioritize self care. It is even more important for those who are gathering in larger groups for the first time in a long time. Having been through 2020 and 2021 with so much social distancing and mask wearing our immune systems and microbiomes…

3 Herbs To Use In Your Kitchen During The Winter

I love plants for so many reasons. I’d probably say my number one reason for loving plants is their ability to nourish us. Whether it’s vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains or herbs (both culinary and medicinal), etc. plants have the ability to support and nourish our bodies. The key to getting the most benefits…

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…

Autumn 2021 Update

We are halfway through October already and I can hardly believe it! There is so much happening in the world right now that has reinforced my mission even further. I have been using spaces in my days to really hunker down, meditate and connect with my heart. Feeling out what needs to come next for…

GROW. COOK. NOURISH. Summer Squash

Summer squash includes a variety of different squash like yellow squash, pattypan squash and probably the most well known and popular zucchini. Unlike winter squash that can be stored for longer periods of time and used throughout the colder months of winter, summer squash does not store well and needs to be ate or processed…

GROW. COOK. NOURISH. Green Beans

String beans, green beans, snap beans, French beans, wax beans, whatever you want to call them, are a great foundational food to grow for new or seasoned gardeners alike. *I will be calling them green beans- green beans are considered any bean that is ate with its pod. (Versus shelling beans) GROW. Growing beans is…

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….

Garden Greens: Chard

Chard is probably one of my most favorite garden greens. It is versatile, grows well in most places and throughout most seasons. It is considered a biennial meaning it will grow for two years and flowers the second year for seed production. Chard is another cut and come again plant, meaning you can harvest it…