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…

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: Lettuces

There are many varieties of lettuce, from crisphead, romaine, butterhead and loose-leaf. All can be grown quite easily in containers and raised beds. My two favorite ways of growing food, especially for those with clay soil or small spaces. Leafy greens, especially lettuces are among the easiest plant foods to grow. If you are just…

Garden Greens: ARUGULA

Arugula, also called rocket or salad rocket, is a fantastic garden green to grow, it is considered an herb rather than a vegetable and is part of the brassica family. (Broccoli, kale, cauliflower, etc.) It has a peppery flavor with a hint of bitterness or may have a pronounced bitterness that is prominent with older…

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…

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…

Garden Pests

Now is the time to start checking your garden to any signs of garden pests. Early detection is key! This is why I suggest daily garden walks beyond just coming out to water or harvest. During you daily garden walk take the time to inspect all your plants to make sure they are healthy and…

Leggy Seedlings

Leggy seedlings can happen for a variety reasons. Uneven moisture, high temperatures, and insufficient light. More often than not it is due to insufficient light. When starting seeds they need a lot of light, close to where they are growing. 2 -5 inches above them is recommended. 16 hours of light is great for seedlings,…

Seasonal Nutrition for Perimenopause

My approach to perimenopause is through the lens of seasonal living, whether it is seasonal eating, nutrition, herbs, meditation/Reiki or holistic self care, it is based around what is good for you depending on the season we are currently in. I address your main concerns with this in mind. As women we are cyclical beings,…