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  • Chicago Skyline from Willis Tower.
    Travel

    Staycations in Big Cities

    This week the family and I kicked off the Chicago Staycation. My daughter came in from out of town and we wanted to save money by doing local things together. Touring…

  • juicing juices
    Food Wellness

    Scientific Evidence on Juicing

    Juice. I love it. When I was diagnosed with severe degenerative osteoarthritis I did some research on juicing. I have been working with my certified nutritionist to try to discover what…

  • Biltmore Broccoli Risotto
    Food Garden Travel

    Farm to Table Broccoli

    There’s an executive chef I met at Biltmore, Spencer Hilgeman, who has the gleam. You know what I mean, right? A magical gleam in his eye. That thing which is captivating…

  • Plants of Steel Living Wall Shade Garden
    Garden

    Living Wall Cone Container Garden How To

    Looking for a new garden project, but have the mid-summer can’t-find-the-perfect-plant blues because the garden centers are cleared out? I have the living wall cone planter solution for you that will…

  • White Lavender Plant Photo copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden Travel

    How to Grow Lavender

    Oregon is known for it’s amazing lavender fields, so when traveling to Oregon’s Mount Hood Territory, I wanted to explore flowering fields and learn more about growing the plant. Chris Mulder…

  • Vodka and Soda Scent Hint
    Food

    Best Vodka and Soda Cocktail with a Scent Hint

    You all know I am currently living the anti-inflammatory diet for my osteoarthritis. Frankly, there is no way we can consider liquor anti-inflammatory. Yet I have found that I can occasionally…

  • Davey Tree Specialists copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    Care for Trees

    We are coming upon the time when drought is a concern in parts of the country and care for trees is super critical. Trees provide shade for our homes and can…

  • Lake Trillium Mount Hood Dawn Reflection copyright Shawna Coronado
    Travel

    Sunrise on Lake Trillium Over Mount Hood

    Yesterday I posted about the Trees of Mount Hood on Lake Trillium in the Oregon Mount Hood Territory. Rainy and cold on the day I hiked, I totally enjoyed the paths,…

  • Pond view in suburban Chicago copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    Pond Tour in Chicagoland 2016

    There is something magical that happens when you sit next to a pond or running water feature. Your heart rate decreases, you breathe easier, you touch nature a little more closely,…

  • Cabbageworms Eating Kale
    Garden

    Cabbageworm Damage and Organic Control

    Have little green worms on your vegetables? These might be cabbageworms and they can damage a vegetable crop. Cole crops are the most susceptible – kale, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, turnips, collards,…

  • Garden

    A Garden Bar

    You all know I have this fascination for herbal cocktails. And no, herbal cocktails are not a part of my anti-inflammatory diet I set up for my osteoarthritis. Yet mixing up…

  • No Grain No Dairy Eggs Benedict
    Food

    Poached Egg Recipe

    Being on a no dairy, no grain, anti-inflammatory diet can be intensely challenging when I travel — lots of places cook with soy or corn oil and most everything is served…

  • Red Pig Tools Bob Denman Blacksmith copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    The Blacksmith at Red Pig Tools

    Off a quiet winding country road in Boring, Oregon, about an hour away from the majestic Mount Hood National Forest, sits a few lonely blacksmith workshops among the laden green trees…

  • Recycling Note
    Life

    Are You Recycling Properly?

    It’s time to help the earth by doing a quick reminder check on your local recycling regulations. When my suburban Chicago garbage man leaves me a note to help share more…