Food & Recipes

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    Enabling Gardens for Health and Wellness

    One of the highlights of last season was visiting the Buehler Enabling Garden at The Chicago Botanic Garden near Chicago, Illinois. I went shortly after I was diagnosed with degenerative spinal…

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    Say No to Invasive Plants

    New Years Resolution: SAY NO TO INVASIVE PLANTS! Invasive plants are a frequent conversation over dinner with gardeners – we can never believe we put them in our gardens and have…

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    Pom Coconut Martini Recipe

    It’s Thursday. Sounds like a good enough excuse for a cocktail to me and today I have the fifth installment of my 6 Days of delicious Holiday Kitchen Cocktail Recipes series…

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    Mango Vodka Fruit Punch Cocktail Recipe

    I am on the road today –  traveling for the holidays – and while I’m gone I wanted to leave you with some amazing holiday cocktail ideas. Today we’re serving up…

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    Pineapple Pow Tito Vodka Cocktail Recipe

    While I am flying off to Rome, Italy today (zooommmmm!!!), I thought I would leave you with a yummy Pineapple Pow Cocktail Recipe for your holiday party. Keep this one in…

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    Gin Limoncello Fizz Cocktail Recipe

    Tomorrow is the big day – I leave to spend two weeks in Rome, Italy with my eldest daughter and I want to continue my 6 Days of delicious Holiday Kitchen…

  • Shawna Coronado in late September garden

    Books I Like for Wellness Ideas

    This season has been a challenge with my diagnosis of spinal osteoarthritis – I changed my diet, started walking daily, and totally reexamined my approach to gardening, cooking, and living. Rebuilding…

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    Tito Vodka Fizz Cocktail Recipe

    ‘Tis the season for my 6 Days of delicious Holiday Kitchen Cocktail Recipes made in my kitchen with love just for you. Below is a recipe and a how-to video you…

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    Compost Crank Garden Give-Away

    One of the perpetual persnickety problems I have with the garden is turning my compost; a tremendous hassle when you have osteoarthritis and a small urban composting bin. My back hurts,…

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    The Ice Cream Factory Tour

    Ice cream is my arch-nemesis. Remember that scene from the movie Chocolat (video at bottom) when the mayor of the town, Comte de Reynaud, attempts to kill all the chocolate with a…

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    Allan Armitage Book Review

    Last season I had the very fortunate opportunity to spend a day with a few garden industry legends seen in the above photo at Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon (from left…

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    Parsley in the Snow

    Went out back this week to throw my coffee grounds on the composter and what did I discover? A DECEMBER MIRACLE! Did you know that parsley is a cold weather crop?…

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    A Cup of Coffee

    When I began my anti-inflammatory diet, 20 weeks ago, I reduced my caffeine intake significantly. I also went on a no dairy, no sugar, low gluten diet which has helped reduce…