Tag: urban gardening

Frankly Remarkable Balancing Act

Frankly Remarkable Balancing Act

| May 14, 2018 | Reply

My frankly remarkable balancing act began in late January when I got a call offering me a part in a play. I wasn’t even driving yet, after the injury I sustained on Schweitzer Mountain on Christmas Eve. In fact, I was spending days mostly just getting showered and dressed, which took forever, fed (a very generous […]

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Braised Chard Southern Style

Braised Chard Southern Style

| April 4, 2018 | Reply

Sunday I made Braised Chard Southern Style. I bought Charlotte Chard seeds Gina from Open Circle Seeds at the National Heirloom Expo last September. I planted them in a small planter, and had gorgeous leaves in need of eating. The fog had rolled in and I had a hankering for some Southern comfort food. I hope […]

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There’s Something About Planting Seeds

There’s Something About Planting Seeds

| January 6, 2018 | 4 Replies

There’s something about planting seeds. You’ve probably heard this one: if a woman remembered how painful childbirth is, she wouldn’t have a second baby. No matter how devastating losing a crop to weather, disease or pest, you always want to plant more seeds. If you’re able. I’ve been instructed to rest. With my right arm […]

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Time Stands Still

Time Stands Still

| January 1, 2018 | 12 Replies

Time stands still when you are sick, or injured. If you are not following me on social media, exactly eight days ago I was hit by a ski lift chair in Idaho on our first family vacation in three years. That’s me in my first new ski suit in ten years getting oxygen. This shouldn’t […]

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Two New Growing Peppers Videos

Two New Growing Peppers Videos

| November 20, 2017 | Reply

I have two new growing peppers videos, which detail the complete start to finish experience. This year I grew 36 pepper plants, about 16 varieties, and all looked good till the end of August. While I was away for two nights at the National Heirloom Expo, 31 plants got attacked by leaf miner. My two […]

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Sweet Savory Pineapple Guava Chutney

Sweet Savory Pineapple Guava Chutney

| November 1, 2017 | Reply

Today’s upload on my YouTube Channel is my Sweet Savory Pineapple Guava Chutney, a fun cooking video, my fourth. I had a few requests for cooking videos, and finally figured out a format that works in my narrow galley kitchen. I introduce and give pertinent information at the door, with natural light. Then, I move the […]

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Best Fig Jam Recipe, Super Easy!

Best Fig Jam Recipe, Super Easy!

| August 26, 2017 | Reply

This is the best fig jam recipe! Figs are in season and my brown turkey fig tree is producing 6 to 7 huge figs a day. I decided to make my first cooking video. Please watch and let me know if you like it! This recipe is adapted from Russ Parsons, The California Cook, at […]

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English Countryside Through My Lens

English Countryside Through My Lens

| August 14, 2017 | Reply

I bring you the English Countryside Through My Lens. From May 21st to May 31st, 2017, I traveled in the U.K. My goal was to expose my readers to gardens and English countryside they might not otherwise see, or would like to see again. And being a member of Broadband TV, a YouTube partner, I have […]

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About My Trip to the Southeast

About My Trip to the Southeast

| July 19, 2017 | Reply

Let me tell you About My Trip to the Southeast. I got home two nights ago, and have been inundated with issues. First, I hurt my knee on my Europe trip and it’s no better after 18 grinding, hot days in Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. But, the connections both new and old were so rewarding!! […]

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Home Ten Days and Off Again!

Home Ten Days and Off Again!

| June 29, 2017 | Reply

I was home ten days and off again for the Southeast. I had dreamed of making a trip to Europe to meet Late Bloomer fans. And that actually happened! I left May 21 and returned home on June 18th, with a stop in New York and upper Michigan at the end. I filmed a garden nearly […]

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