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End of Winter Stew

End of Winter Stew

| April 16, 2016 | 2 Replies

The lightness of this End of Winter Stew I improvised two nights ago felt like the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It had to do with the beets! Click photo to view and Like on Instagram! Of course, spring is a virtually a misnomer in Southern California. We had heat waves in […]

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Rain Barrel Set-up Is Harder Than It Looks!

Rain Barrel Set-up Is Harder Than It Looks!

| March 16, 2016 | 2 Replies

Rain barrel set-up is harder than it looks, as witnessed in my latest Late Bloomer! With non-stop news about our big El Nino bringing winter rains this year, I thought it best to procure two more barrels. I set them up at the diagonal opposite of my house. Since they would be visible walking in […]

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Life is Too Short to Eat Out

Life is Too Short to Eat Out

| March 9, 2016 | Reply

Life is Too Short to Eat Out A play in three acts Prologue: Maybe not if you’re twenty, but if you are over fifty, and have fewer days ahead of you than you’ve already lived, you might want to carefully consider where you eat out, or if you go out at all. Now that I […]

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An Oscar-worthy Homegrown Brunch

An Oscar-worthy Homegrown Brunch

| February 29, 2016 | Reply

While all of Hollywood prepped for the Oscar festivities on Sunday, I prepared myself an Oscar-worthy homegrown brunch. The unexpectedly sizzling February propelled my arugula, lettuce and radishes to bolt. And my few, thin asparagus spears were about to flower, as well. Time for another 20-minute meal! Here’s how it all went down…quickly! I took a […]

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Remembering a Mentor, Photographer Jimmy Moore

Remembering a Mentor, Photographer Jimmy Moore

| February 15, 2016 | Reply

Today I am remembering a mentor, photographer Jimmy Moore. Jimmy was a top New York fashion photographer in the 1960’s and 70’s, who went on to direct commercials. Unbeknownst to me, he had seen me on a “Saturday Night Live” sketch I’d performed in in the 1980’s, and when he was out in Los Angeles in 1992 […]

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Yummy Potato Salad with Blood Oranges

Yummy Potato Salad with Blood Oranges

| February 9, 2016 | 1 Reply

On Fridays, I make up a few dishes from my farm box. Last Friday was a yummy potato salad with blood oranges. I was asked for the recipe, so here goes. Yummy Potato Salad with Blood Oranges ~ Ingredients ~ 5 medium-sized Yellow Finn potatoes, steamed tender & chunked 4 boiled farm fresh eggs, chopped 2 […]

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Late Bloomer Inspired StoneMalas Bracelet!

Late Bloomer Inspired StoneMalas Bracelet!

| February 5, 2016 | Reply

Late Bloomer Inspired StoneMalas Bracelet! I am excited to announce an artistic collaboration with jewelry designer and photographer, Heather Muro. With my input, Heather has created a “Garden Collection” bracelet package inspired by the themes and colors of Late Bloomer Show! I mentioned my first bracelet in my Jerusalem Artichoke episode (click here to see). We […]

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Magnificent Monarchs, Migration & Metamorphosis

Magnificent Monarchs, Migration & Metamorphosis

| February 5, 2016 | 2 Replies

Magnificent Monarchs, Migration & Metamorphosis is my Christmas special 80th episode of Late Bloomer. Photographed over the course of four years, but mainly from 2012, I have passionately nurtured the Monarch butterfly in the Late Bloomer garden. I hope you will watch and share with friends, teachers and schools, and community groups. Spreading awareness is key […]

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Sharing Seeds, Helps You, Helps Me!

Sharing Seeds, Helps You, Helps Me!

| February 1, 2016 | 10 Replies

Sharing Seeds, Helps You, Helps Me! I finally got my seeds organized and photographed this week. I’ve promised seeds to a few people, including my youngest fan, a 15 year-old gardener named Ben, who loves Late Bloomer! I don’t sell my seeds, as I am new at the seed saving thing, and don’t guarantee them […]

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Jerusalem Artichoke Success!

Jerusalem Artichoke Success!

| January 22, 2016 | Reply

I found Jerusalem Artichoke Success! Check out Growing Jerusalem Artichokes, the new episode of Late Bloomer! When I planted Jerusalem artichokes last year, I never imagined I would be making an episode about the experience. But recently, I realized I should! It gave me an opportunity to plug two of my favorite gardeners: Patrick Dolan at One Yard Revolution who […]

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