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Edible Landscaping, or: The Garden of Champions!

This looks like the beginning of a beautiful, bountiful harvest.

This looks like the beginning of a beautiful, bountiful harvest.

I always hear Freddie Mercury singing We Are the Champions* whenever someone mentions a victory garden, so of course I love that term. My sweetie and I had the amazing good fortune of being able to buy a house this past winter. My dream of owning a house has long included three goals: backyard chickens, honeybees, and a little champion vegetable garden of my own.

I don’t have chickens or beehives yet, but I have the veggies. At least I will soon. I’ve dabbled with herb gardening for years, but this is the first time I’ve had my own space to do whatever I want with the yard. Our back yard is nice and large but totally shaded by neighboring redwood trees, so if I want to grow food it has to be in the front yard. So a little front yard food garden it is. Today’s post is about that work in progress. Continue reading

Post-sun 911


image thanks to Affendaddy on Flickr.com

It’s been a beautiful summer here in the Bay Area so far. Yesterday’s holiday was a hot one, and today on my errands I saw so many people who are rocking the lobster look from too much sun exposure at their parades and barbecues. I’m a huge fan of preventing sunburn with good nutrition and good protection, but if you happen to be one of those who had a few to many (solar rays) yesterday, read on for how to work some summertime damage control.

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Smoothie Bar: Easy Peasy Mango Sorbet

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn honor of Independence Day I wanted to write to you about lofty things like Liberty, Freedom, and Breaking the Chains of…sugar addiction. Sugar madness is no joke, but it will have to be addressed next week. Today it’s over 100 degrees out and my 6-months-pregnant self wants to share something a little simpler for your long holiday weekend…


For our first dispatch from the Smoothie Bar, allow me to offer this delicious frozen treat that tastes decadent but has nothing but good fat and great antioxidants… Continue reading