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The Vlog at 50

The Vlog at 50

| November 30, 2016 | Reply

Consider the Vlog at 50, actually 51. From my first vlog, shot, edited and uploaded from my iPhone on March 19th this year in Vancouver, British Columbia, to my “Giving Thanks” published just before Thanksgiving, I’ve made 51 video logs this year (not counting the 2-parter ready to upload tomorrow). Add the “Late Bloomer” episodes and […]

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Time, Sleep, and the Importance of Rain

Time, Sleep, and the Importance of Rain

| October 18, 2016 | Reply

Time, Sleep, and the Importance of Rain ~ My alarm went off at 7:15AM. My first thought, “I don’t have to get up.” I was comfortable. I pulled the covers back over my shoulder. My next thought, “I should get up.” Within a minute of the alarm going off, I was sitting up on the side of […]

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My Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe

My Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe

| September 11, 2016 | Reply

My Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe, or I should say, the one I have used for years, comes from Vegetarian Gourmet Cookery by Alan Hooker, who developed the recipes over a number of years at the legendary Ranch House Restaurant in Ojai, California. I vary the recipe in this way: I don’t use sugar, my tomatoes […]

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Biodiversity Double Whammy

Biodiversity Double Whammy

| August 21, 2016 | Reply

Today, I have a Biodiversity Double Whammy for you on my YouTube channel. (If you are new to this website, I hope you will subscribe!) Episode 93, or 13 of Season 5, “Biodiversity – What Is It, Why Is It Important, How Do We Get It” includes a bit of my interview with Dr. Jim Hogue, professor […]

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Ugly is Beautiful, Tomatoes

Ugly is Beautiful, Tomatoes

| August 17, 2016 | Reply

Ugly is Beautiful Tomatoes. There’s a been a rash of articles in the press of late about the staggering amount of food waste in this country. Most often it’s discarded because it’s not deemed to be beautiful, or fit the ideal of a certain vegetable or fruit, while people go hungry. One of my Indigo […]

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It Takes as Long as it Takes

It Takes as Long as it Takes

| August 14, 2016 | Reply

“It takes as long as it takes,” was an expression I started using after I had my son. Like my mother, I’m a busy person, and am always multi-tasking. But, putting a baby down for a nap or bedtime is a whole different deal. It takes supreme focus and patience, and a floor that doesn’t […]

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One More Week and It’ll Be Perfect

One More Week and It’ll Be Perfect

| August 10, 2016 | Reply

“One more week and it’ll be perfect,” has been my daily mantra for a month. The truth is, the peak already happened and we are on the downslope of summer. My goal this year was to be the biggest, most diverse garden yet, and I kept plugging in more seeds when one batch of beans or squash played […]

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Phoenix Sizzled and I Vlogged! Dumpling Recipe!

Phoenix Sizzled and I Vlogged! Dumpling Recipe!

| August 6, 2016 | Reply

Phoenix sizzled the week I chose to visit Jacq Davis’s permaculture-style Epic Yard Farm urban garden. Luckily, Jacq is connected to a fruit growers group and got me interview time with Jake the Vegan Athlete and Jay Barringer, all of whom have ponds and fruit trees flourishing in the 100+° temps of Phoenix! Watch and share the […]

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Coriander Spice Recipes

Coriander Spice Recipes

| July 23, 2016 | 2 Replies

Coriander Spice Recipes – In my latest episode of Late Bloomer, I talk about saving coriander seeds and some ways to use coriander. Cilantro, or coriander as the dried seed is called, are remarkably healthful and distinctively aromatic. Coriander is the prominent spice in the Indian spice blend Garam Masala (gar’am ma’sa-la).  Kaye’s Garam Masala Spice […]

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Web Fest Results so Far

Web Fest Results so Far

| July 11, 2016 | Reply

Web Fest Results so Far I have only submitted to five festivals, as there usually isn’t a perfect category for Late Bloomer, which is educational entertainment, or Edutainment. Miami Web Fest had this category and I won. Submitting to festivals costs money, and attending out of area fests, especially out of country fests, costs a […]

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