Out Standing in the Garden

Out Standing in the Garden

Every June, without fail, I have stood in my newly finished and finally planted garden, exhaled… and instantly thought about what I will do differently next year. Gardening, a hobby for me, has always gotten the best of my “wouldas” and “couldas”. I have spent...
Plant-Based Goodness!

Plant-Based Goodness!

As someone who grew up in a vegetarian family, plant-based eating has always come pretty naturally to me. I’ve found that the most delicious, creative, and filling recipes tend to be plant-based. When I tell people I am vegan, most people’s first question is “so what...
Re-Grow Your Greens!

Re-Grow Your Greens!

Why did I start re-growing my little romaine butts, my baby bok choy and anything else that would reincarnate before my eyes? I would like to tell you it was due to a well-planned out science experiment for my now homeschooled first grader. Or, maybe that it was just...
Calling All Gardeners: It’s Time to Start your Seeds!

Calling All Gardeners: It’s Time to Start your Seeds!

Spring is officially here and the last frost of the season is looming near. It’s time to start seeds! In Connecticut, many vegetables require too many days to fully mature if sown as seeds directly in the ground. Start your seeds indoors in a sunny window, preferably...
Good Food Starts with the Seed

Good Food Starts with the Seed

Every seed has a story to tell. One tomato seed sown in your garden may reveal the rich ancestry of an heirloom and another seed the narrative of 20th century commercial agriculture. Heirloom seeds have been passed down from generation to generation. Each grower, in...
Quilts That Care

Quilts That Care

Quilts That Care is a Waterbury, CT, based non-profit that has been “wrapping cancer patients and their families in comfort and hope, one quilt at a time” since 2012. Deborah Van Steenbergen founded the group when her late husband Robert was undergoing cancer...