Happy New Year! (Or, Rumors Of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated)


Well, hello, beautiful readers. I started this blog four years ago, and for much of that four years I have written something nearly daily. Much of what I’ve written you’ve seen here. Some has been sold to magazines or other websites as articles on gardening or cooking. Over the last many months, as my presence [Continue Reading…]

Behind The Scenes With Growing A Greener World


Hi friends, I know it’s been a while. I had to do some behind-the-scenes admin stuff on my blog this morning, and realized that if I put up a post today then it wouldn’t be an entire month since I last posted. Talk about sneaking that in. I wish I had the hours in the day [Continue Reading…]

I’m Writing A Book And You Can Help


I soft-launched an announcement about this about a month ago, but shit’s gotten real on the Write A Book front, so I wanted to keep you guys in the loop. First, the Big Announcement, if you missed it when I snuck it in the first time around: yup, I’m writing a book. It is a [Continue Reading…]

Mother Earth News Fair Meetup, New Book, High Mowing Organic Seed Discount

You know how sometimes you have a nice romantic dinner with your partner and you languidly discuss the topics of the day? And then sometimes you both set your calendar in front of you and you shovel spaghetti into your mouth while coordinating your To Do lists and appointments? Yeah, this post is the blog [Continue Reading…]

I Sell A Really Great Garden Planner And It’s On Sale

2014 Garden Planner & Journal

Once upon a time I went looking for a Garden Planner that was everything I wanted and it didn’t exist. So I created my own. It turned out pretty great, so I started selling a downloadable PDF of this Garden Planner so gardeners everywhere could use it and I could offset some of the money I spent [Continue Reading…]

Giveaway: 6 Of My Favorite Homesteading Books

Earlier this week the Facebook page for this blog hit 20,000 followers. I remember when my Facebook page hit 1,000 followers and I was blown away. We had a giveaway to celebrate! Now, at 20,000, I have to admit the feeling is a bit different. I’m thrilled and humbled and flattered by the milestone, but [Continue Reading…]

Reader-Blogger Meetup in Seattle with NW Edible and MMM!


Regular readers know that my absolute favorite financial and frugality blogger is Mr. Money Mustache, he of the “early retirement through badassity” slogan. In fact, a few NW Edible readers have even told me that, once they started reading MMM, their outlook on finances, hope, freedom and even their future totally changed for the better. So when [Continue Reading…]

NW Flower and Garden Show Schedule


Look, guys, I don’t know how this happened, but they are letting me up on stage at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle tomorrow to talk about vegetables and cook food in front of an audience. There is a pretty good chance I’ll pass out from stage fright right into my Sunchoke Soup. [Continue Reading…]

Merry Mellow Christmas

Gingerbread House

Dear Friends, Merry Christmas! Twenty-twelve is drawing to a close. The clock struck midnight not too long ago, and Homebrew Husband and I donned our Santa hats and crept down the stairs to place a decidedly modest stack of presents under the tree. This has been the most mellow holiday season on record at our house. My [Continue Reading…]

While I’m Away, Check These Out


Hi Friends, I’ll be posting sporadically this week, if at all. It’s Spring Break: time to spend some time with the kiddos and get some solid work in on a few garden projects I’ve been needing to wrap up. While I’m quiet, here’s some stuff I’ve been loving: Back To Eden – an amazing film, [Continue Reading…]

Kim Kardashian’s Tomatoes: 5 Thoughts on Blogging

Kim Kardashian loves tomatoes.

Here’s something you might not know about blogging. If I write headlines like these: What Kim Kardashian Can Teach You About Tomatoes 20 Ways to Grow 1,000 Pounds of Vegetables In 10 Minutes A Day Why Overpaying For Seeds Is Costing You More Than Just Money  …there is a huge chance you will click on the [Continue Reading…]

That Awkward Moment When The Room Goes Quiet And You’re Still Talking

Have you noticed that some of the Big Boys are pretty quiet right now? Have you wondered why? Well, let’s just say that if the road to hell is paved with good intentions, then the US Congress is one heckova brick-maker. This quick video explains the likely legislative consequences of the Stop On-Line Piracy Act (SOPA) [Continue Reading…]