Food & Recipes

  • Bulb Popper and Drill

    How To Plant a Bulb with a Drill

    Right now across the United States it is the season to plant bulbs and I have a solution to make it easier to do if you have a health condition that…

  • Halloween Broken Pot Container Garden

    Halloween Broken Pot Container Fairy Garden

    This year I met a wonderful woman at the Independent Garden Center Show in Chicago; Denise English from Eco Personal Garden. She is a new garden product vendor who loved the…

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    No Dairy No Grain Travel Breakfast Tips

    I wake up early, pull open the curtains, and face a captivating image; a mountain view straight out of a fairy-tale. Smoky Mountain fog blankets the mountains in Asheville, North Carolina…

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    Pork Tenderloin Roast with Herbs Recipe

    It’s fall and I’m craving pork roast. This delicious pork roast with herbs recipe is a whole lot of wonderfulness all simmered together with apples and love. Definitely mind-blowing and the…

  • Shirley Bovshow Evening Garden

    Fall Landscaping with Shirley Bovshow

    On a recent #takeadaynow tour through the Los Angeles, California region, I met up with beautiful and inspiring landscape designer, Shirley Bovshow for a tour around her garden. Shirley is a…

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    Life Wellness

    Blackout Curtains Can Save Energy

    Over the last decade, my husband and I have worked to reduce the amount of energy consumption by our household. For example, we’ve done some of this by replacing light bulbs…

  • Herb Garden

    How To Dry Herbs

    An herb garden is a reflection of beauty and is intricately tied to food and family, it seems a good day to talk about an herb garden and drying herbs. One…

  • Houseplant Plant Stand Hack with Plants

    Houseplant Plant Stand Hack

    This season I had several houseplants hanging in the garden. One of my favorite displays was the Living Wall Cone Container Garden (right) and the idea of giving these drought tolerant,…

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    Rose Trials at Biltmore

    One of the highlights of my visit this summer at Biltmore Estate was being toured around the gardens by the knowledgeable Director of Horticulture, Parker Andes (above). Parker and his team…

  • Lifetime Raised Bed Cultivator Weeding Debris

    Gleaning Garden Containers for Fall

    This year has been an amazing season for my elevated gardens. Since the spring I have been testing a garden tool from Gardeners Supply called the Lifetime Raised Bed Cultivator –…

  • Rick Bayless and Shawna Coronado

    Rick Bayless in His Garden

    Gardens are a reflection of the passion and interests of their owners – bursting with emotional connections that stimulate guests and help tune them in to the person behind the garden.…

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    Chicago Botanic Garden Opens Learning Center

    This summer I had the privilege of touring the amazing gardens at Chicago Botanic Garden. One of my favorite employees who toured with me is the talented Lisa Hilgenberg, the horticulturist…

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    Planting Swiss Chard in Fall

    Planting Swiss chard ‘Bright Lights’ in the late summer and fall works just as well as planting in early spring. While Swiss chard is a semi-hardy vegetable crop, it is still…