Author Archives: Ann Lovejoy

Solstice Snow & Holiday Baking

Hummingbirds are still feeding on the Fatsia The Joys Of Discovery As a child, I found snow enchanting. Overnight, everyday landscapes transformed into mysterious lumps and bumps, tree branches laden with a blanket of frosting, smooth and glossy. Walking in … Continue reading

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Backyard Compostables & Greenwashing

Some truly backyard-compostable containers Really Compostable Cutlery This afternoon I participated in a city-sponsored Backyard Composting Fair with my friend John Barutt, a Master Composter and research scientist who teaches composting classes all over Puget Sound. John and I have … Continue reading

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Epigenetics and The Garden Diet

Kale, cilantro, sharp cheese, apple, pumpkin seeds and tart dried cherries, oh my Holiday Greens On The Plate For me, the phrase ‘gathering holiday greens’ always meant harvesting fir and pine, sequoia and cedar, as well as lots of garden … Continue reading

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A Different Way To Celebrate

Redwall mousefest in action Creating An Alternative Holiday My grandkids are very fond of a book series called Redwall, in which heroic mice protect their land from various threats while eating an enormous amount of delicious food. As the characters … Continue reading

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