P.S. I ♥ Peas
Ever since I was a child, I remember falling in love with flowers. My first flower memory was being intrigued by the blooms of Bleeding Heart (Dicentra). Love of nature and art led me into pursuing a degree in horticulture & landscape design. For 15+ years, I worked for different wholesale companies including Proven Winners, Spring Meadow Nursery (Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs) and Zelenka Nursery. Then in 2013, I started my own business Flora & Fauna Media, which specializes in public relations outreach from social media to media publications. Now, I am focusing on being a Stay-At-Home mom and my writing career. I garden on less than an acre of property near Seattle, Washington. Making the most of my space was extremely important to efficiency, which led to removing lots of grass. Now, our property is a sanctuary filled with fruits (blueberries, apples, strawberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, fig and huckleberries), vegetables (kale, beets, peas, tomatoes, squash, potatoes, cardoon, zucchini, green beans, peppers, tomatillos and sorrel) and herbs (rosemary, chives, thyme, mint, oregano, lemon verbena, pineapple sage and sage). Growing our own food is an important mission to me and with a young child teaching is valuable knowledge to pass down generation after generation . If you teach a man to garden, he will eat for life! My husband and I love to cook together. We find new recipes and try them weekly. Wildcrafting has become a fun additional to this pastime. Harvesting stinging nettles or dandelions and making them into something that is edible and delicious is so rewarding.
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Category Archives: Wildcrafting
How-To Make Aronia Lemon Cake
Aronia berries are undescribable in flavor and color! This dessert will be the talking piece of the night! Continue reading
Posted in Garden, Health, Kitchen, Recipe, Seasonal, Wildcrafting Tagged Aronia, aronia berries, berries, berry, berry dessert, Chokeberry, Color, cook, cooking, dessert, desserts, fruit, garden, gardening, Plant, Plants, Proven Winners, Recipe, summer Leave a comment
Plants that Make Me Drool – Literally!
I’m super stoked! I received my shipment from my friends at Proven Winners ColorChoice, which is Spring Meadow Nursery in Grand Haven, Michigan, one of the wonderful places that I worked when I wasn’t a mommy! In the shipment, I … Continue reading
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Why Stinging Nettles Should Be Added to your Diet!
I first become familiar with stringing nettles two years ago when a friend and fellow writer, Jessi Bloom, invited me to harvest some with her to make pesto. I didn’t realize what an amazing and medicinal plant this was. Continue reading
Posted in Garden, Kitchen, Recipe, Wildcrafting Tagged Arugula, cooking, garden, gardening, pesto, spring, Stinging Nettles, Wildcrafting 1 Comment