Food & Recipes

  • Plastic Infographic

    Tips on How To Reduce Plastic

    This plastic infographic (below) on putting down the plastic really hit home for me. I’ve been struggling for years to try to reduce plastic exposure in my family’s lives and find…

  • Park Bench Installed
    Garden Life

    Saving the Park Bench

    I’ve had two benches out for many years now and find they’ve greatly enhanced the community experience. My “kick ass green” park bench (right) had its slats pulled out by a…

  • Garden Books for Holiday Gifts

    7 Last Minute Gift Ideas – Garden Books

    This year has been an amazing year for good garden reading. The garden books included in the post I read with interest and thought you might like them. Below (in no…

  • Bee Preserver Glass Ball Photographed by Christina Salwitz

    Holiday Gift Idea – Glass Bee Preservers

    Glass bee preservers from Glass Gardens NW are a great holiday or Christmas gift idea. Attracting honey bees to your garden is a good idea if you would like better pollination…

  • Shawna Coronado in drone video of her garden.
    Garden Life

    A Drone View of My Garden

    Many of you wonderful peeps have asked to see my garden in video form. This year I met up with an astounding drone videographer who worked with me to film the…

  • Cabbage Kale and Tomato Salad Recipe

    Vegan Cabbage Kale and Tomato Salad Recipe

    QUICK! Want a last minute salad recipe for Thanksgiving that costs less than $10, is easy to transport from your house to the big event, and tastes pretty darned delicious? I…

  • Morton Arboretum Illumination Light Show Colors

    Holiday Tree Light Show at Morton Arboretum

    Wow! I was invited to see an advance preview of the holiday tree light show at Morton Arboretum titled Illumination. It features the most amazing light show ever which is done…

  • Cactus Living Wall Purple Wall

    A Cactus Living Wall Garden

    In a few short months I will be releasing a new book titled, Grow A Living Wall ~ How to Create Vertical Gardens with a Purpose: Attract Pollinators • Grow Vegetables & Herbs…

  • Saffron Crocus or Crocus Sativus

    Growing Saffron Crocus – Crocus Sativus

    Saffron rice is one of my favorite Mediterranean dishes, and growing the saffron is easy to do if you plant Crocus Sativas; the Saffron Crocus corm.  Saffron is a spice produced…

  • Raised Garden Bed From Recycled materials finished

    Building Sustainable Raised Garden Beds

    Garden tables are an exciting new idea we are seeing more and more of on the garden market. They lift the garden up off the ground which can be beneficial to…

  • Tomato Garlic and Kale Baked Vegan Recipe

    Contest and Vegan Recipe – Garlic Baked Tomatoes

    Thanksgiving is coming up soon and I am on the search for amazingly delicious and healthy side-dishes which might address everyone’s eating style and requirements at our family dinner. This vegan…