solstice stew :: veggies galore for crisp fall days

Fun post from my buddy Peilin Breller, food stylist extraordinaire….I’d never be able to make food look this good. Food styling is truly an art. Enjoy this awesome fall/winter stew.  We sure did! Last December I found myself in the early morning hours at Stehly Farms in heart of Valley Center, San Diego’s gorgeous and […]

so cal garden explosion

we’ve got rogue tomato plants all over the garden.  take exhibit A.  i didn’t plant this one and look how amazing it is! i’m sort of insulted, to be honest, b/c the tomato plants that i staked, trim regularly, and talk to, are basically ignoring me. but these rogue plants which my friend never picked […]

harvesting potatoes grown in coffee sacks

howdy!  several months ago, i stalked a bunch of gardening blogs to learn how to grow potatoes. while spring isn’t the ideal time to grow potatoes in california, i was impatient and wanted to give it a try.  typically potatoes require cooler weather. my intent was to plant these around halloween, but life got away […]

how’d that tomato plant get there?

i love seeing the world.  but i also love returning and seeing what’s happened in my garden after a week away. the trumpet vines on our garden trellis are finally blooming and they’re gorgeous! these make me so happy!!!!  you can see that all of the raised beds are doing great.  the heat hasn’t started […]

growing potatoes and yams in coffee sacks

i met a wonderfully delightful woman a few months ago at a baby shower.  i started telling Cheri how i was obsessed with watching YouTube videos on growing potatoes.   wouldn’t you know it, but Cheri’s sister is a big potato farmer in Idaho.  of course…because that’s how God works.  he puts people in your life […]

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