Tag: Photography

Carob Oatmeal Gluten-free Cookie Recipe

Carob Oatmeal Gluten-free Cookie Recipe

| October 27, 2016 | Reply

In “Growing Loofa for Sponges” you will see that I offered my young neighbor Zachary a carob oatmeal gluten-free cookie after our work peeling loofas. Here’s the recipe. I hope you enjoy the episode and the cookies! Carob Oatmeal Gluten-free Cookie Recipe Ingredients 3/4 cup coconut sugar 1/2 cup butter or ghee 1 teaspoon vanilla extract […]

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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 | 1 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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Growing Loofah, or Luffa, a Race to the Top

Growing Loofah, or Luffa, a Race to the Top

| July 6, 2016 | 3 Replies

Growing loufah, or luffa, has a been a race to the top. The huge trellis between our garage and studio has been empty since I was forced to remove our 30 year-old wisteria vine last November. The massive trunk of the wisteria had moved the garage wall three inches and it was time to go. […]

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Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before the Storm

| June 17, 2016 | 2 Replies

From the sublime to the worrisome, my garden on Sunday represented the calm before the storm. Full slideshow on Google+. My early morning garden vigil revealed the beginning of harvests to come, as well as problems. I’ve been spraying lemon cucumbers and tomato plants for weeks with milk and baking soda, trying to prevent and beat […]

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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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Greens Too Pretty To Eat

Greens Too Pretty To Eat

| March 4, 2016 | 6 Replies

My Greens are too pretty to eat. I have a confession. I don’t eat many of the greens that I grow, which is crazy, I know! I adore watching them grow and just when they are at their peak of beauty is the time to whip up a tasty dressing and make a salad. And 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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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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