I appeared on entertainment talk show Urban Rush yesterday, and showed hosts Michael and Fiona how to make seed bombs. Check it out!
Happy new year!
Hey there! Happy new year. Hope you had a wonderful, relaxing Christmas holiday (if you celebrate such things), and are ready to take on the world in 2011. Let’s all work to make this year better than the last, shall we? It can’t be hard to do better than 2010! So: happy thoughts, good intentions, […]
Saving seeds and drying herbs
‘Red Sails’ lettuce going to seed. The garden has started its slow decline, and I am not overly unhappy about it. I feel like the ant in that classic fable, putting up food, saving seeds, and drying herbs. While I’m still savouring the last of the summer fruits, I’m also enjoying the cycle of the […]
900 arugula seedlings. 12 square inches.
Ever wonder what would happen if you left a packet of seeds out in the rain? Yeah, me neither. But now you know.
Cedar Cottage Garden Spring Fling
Tomorrow! Join us at the Cedar Cottage Community Garden for our annual Spring Fling event • Plant sale • Live music • Kid’s activities • Garden tours • Workshops (including “What to plant now,” led by yours truly). 11am-2pm, Victoria Drive at Hull Street, Vancouver (map)
VanDusen plant sale this weekend
Yesterday, I joined the hoards of women fighting for the perfect pair of kicky heels at the infamous Army and Navy shoe sale (I restrained myself to three pairs). This is a legendary event, in which women (and a few really brave men) line up for hours to score discount shoes. When the doors open, […]
My first week on the Cure, plus some inspiration from Pad Outdoors
My husband and I are attempting to (re)decorate our living room. (I’m not sure whether we’re decorating or redecorating. We’ve lived here for almost four years, and the living “room,” which is part of an open plan kitchen/dining/living space, is completely dysfunctional.) As an attempt to finally wrangle the beast, I’m reading—and following—a book called […]
Sneak peak at It’s Complicated kitchen garden
Remodelista has a wonderful post up featuring the kitchen garden from the forthcoming movie, It’s Complicated (with the inimitable Meryl Streep). It’s all very idyllic in a potager-meets-Spanish-Colonial kind of way, and I want it desperately. Unfortunately, I don’t have the space (or the cash) but for those who do, Remodelista provides a simple breakdown […]