You Told Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want


Blogging Is Like Cooking Dinner You know how sometimes you ask your family what they want for dinner, and they distractedly say things like, “Oh, you know, whatever’s easiest.” Maybe they’re only half-listening, or maybe they are trying to be nice about it, but really you just want a firm opinion. You don’t mind making the spaghetti, [Continue Reading...]

Win One Of My Five Favorite Gardening Books

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of milestones here on the blog. First, I launched my first ever sale-able product, The 2012 Garden Journal. The feedback on the Garden Journal has been fantastic. Thank you guys so much for your purchases. They directly support this blog, and – I hope – directly support [Continue Reading...]

Your Chance to Win ‘The Urban Farm Handbook’

Urban Farm Handbook Cover

What better way to celebrate the new look and feel of NW Edible than with a chance to win the best new urban homesteading book on the market? When Annette Cottrell, co-author with Joshua McNichols of The Urban Farm Handbook and author of the site Sustainable Eats, asked me if I’d like to host a giveaway [Continue Reading...]

We Have A Wild Fermentation Winner!

Last week, in honor of hitting 1,000 followers on the NW Edible Facebook page I sponsored a giveaway of one of my favorite preservation books, Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz. Well, we have a winner! A huge congratulations to Kristin, comment number 49. Kristin, you’re the winner of Wild Fermentation! Send me an email (nwedible [Continue Reading...]

1,000 Strong, And Growing – A Wild Fermentation Giveaway!

You know that jingle for kid’s vitamins: We are Flintstones kids – ten million strong, and growing…. Please tell me you remember that ad or I’m going to feel really, really old. Anyway, that tune has been running through my head about the Northwest Edible Life Facebook page, except instead of ten million, it’s a thousand strong [Continue Reading...]

Back To The Roots Oyster Mushroom Kit Giveaway!

UPDATE: Nikhil has offered to give away a Back To The Roots Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit free to one lucky reader! There are three ways to enter – use all of them for triple entries! First way to enter: go to the Back To The Roots Facebook Page and like the page. Leave a comment [Continue Reading...]

Canning For A New Generation Winner Announced!

I’m thrilled to announce the winner of my very first giveaway. Congratulations to BePartial, winner of Canning For A New Generation. In a very kind comment to enter my giveaway post, BePartial asked for more videos. By total random coincidence (I swear!) I was already making a video to show the drawing for the winner of this [Continue Reading...]

100th Post Giveaway: Canning For A New Generation – A Giant Reader Thank You!

As I was sitting down to compose a post for today I realized that it would be my hundredth post! I just started this blog at the beginning of the year, and I’ve been blown away by the support of my readers.  So, to say thanks to all my readers who take the time to [Continue Reading...]