Yogurt and Yogurt Cheese

Ever notice how sometimes you'll learn about something for the first time, and then suddenly it's EVERYWHERE? You might have never heard of it before, but now your grandma's bringing it up at the dinner table, there's a guest speaker about it on NPR, … [Continue reading]

Saturday’s Farm Diary – Where are my beans and corn?

Last Fall's Beans Photo by TinywaterMy beans and corn are missing. Well, most of my beans and corn are missing. The beans and some of our corn in our two new beds have almost all come up and are doing great. 2' over in our older beds only half a … [Continue reading]

Thursday in the City- Extraordinary Fast Food

Solar powered taco truck serving healthy and fresh vegan dishesThis Thursday, I want to highlight two places doing some out of the box (or should I say bag) thinking when it comes to eating fast food, bringing you better food and honoring our … [Continue reading]


Whole Foods has an interesting website called Let's Retake Our Plate. I haven't explored it entirely so I can't speak for all of it. However, they do have a listing of movies showing around the country that I have not heard of before. Check out the … [Continue reading]

Wednesday’s Harvest

4' Tall Artichoke PlantsThe artichokes are CRAZY! The lettuce is going strong too. The strawberries...not so much...yet. We aren't currently weighing the strawberries. When they come in we wash them off and freeze them. When our bag is full we will … [Continue reading]

Flickr of Inspiration – My Heritage

Moulton Barn | HDR, originally uploaded by ZachAncell. When I was a child there used to be a painting that hung on the wall in my room. It was an old barn with craggy mountains, trees and horses in the background. I knew that my grandmother had … [Continue reading]

Monday’s Guest Blog – Avocados!

Chuck Garcia, a writer, herbalist and instructor/founder of the California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism is our guest blogger this week. He is incredibly knowledgeable of herbal medicine and all things related to Backyard Survival. … [Continue reading]

From Masonry to Baking (or, “How I Learned Not to Make Bricks”)

Bread: the Staff of Life. Bread is the foundation upon which we build our meals (or at least our sandwiches), but a loaf of bread really oughtn't resemble a building supply. Unfortunately, that's how most of the bread I've attempted to make has come … [Continue reading]

Saturday’s Farm Diary – Harvests, Weeds and Other Things

ArtichokeSome of you may have noticed a box on the sidebar that shows what our harvests, expenditures and savings are. I haven't updated it in awhile but I think I'm going to now update it every Wednesday and then also break it down more, esp. … [Continue reading]

Thursday in the City- Earth Day

Apple Earth, originally uploaded by JD Hancock.I really look at Earth Day as similar to New Year's. Everyone gets all excited and dressed up, makes all these goals only to be having money automatically pulled from your bank account every month for … [Continue reading]