Reflections

Kale Three Ways + Happy 1st Blogiversary!

Kale Three Ways + Happy 1st Blogiversary!

Well, I can’t quite believe it but today is the first anniversary of my very first blog post on Root and Bud! On May 16, 2017 I made a post with a recipe for my copycat version of Sweet Kale Salad and the Root & Bud […]

Gold

Gold

So this morning I hosted everyone from my Organic Master Gardener class for our compost building workshop in my backyard. Everyone came with something in hand: straw, leaves, seaweed, kitchen scraps, pallets, effective micro-organisms, and glacial rock dust. We learned about how a good compost […]

Four Sauerkrauts

Four Sauerkrauts

When I was a girl, my mom and I would make regular road trips down to Washington state to visit my grandparents. I remember in particular that my grandparents loved sauerkraut. I couldn’t wrap my head around it – how could rotting cabbage be anything […]

Back to School – Big Announcement (1 of 3)

Back to School – Big Announcement (1 of 3)

It’s been a little quiet around this blog lately, I know. It’s not because nothing has been going on but rather because a lot has. Between a family vacation to Hawaii, a mobile baby and active preschooler, Christmas preparations, choral concert season, and a project […]

Old Woman’s Summer

Old Woman’s Summer

Today I stood barefoot On the baking mulch pathway Of my garden’s path in old woman’s summer Filling myself with raspberries Engorged and dripping Their last triumphant burst Before the autumn rain Memories of summers In my grandmother’s garden Unaware of the evidence Of the […]

Root and Bud

Root and Bud

So I figured it was about time to explain the name of this blog, Root and Bud, a little bit more. I think the reason that it has taken me some time to write this post is that I was struggling to find words to […]

Growing Up in the Garden

Growing Up in the Garden

The year from age two to age three has been a very challenging one for me and my son. Like me, he is headstrong, determined, stubborn, and very sharp. It is a struggle, sometimes, to find ways to keep him entertained. Toys lose their novelty […]

Summer Drought

Summer Drought

Okay, okay, I know it’s been a while since my last post. There are a few reasons for this. First, we were off on vacation for a while (as seen in my last post about the demo garden at Science World). Second, my three year […]

Beauty and Deliciousness: Guiding Principles and Plans for Root and Bud

Beauty and Deliciousness: Guiding Principles and Plans for Root and Bud

Well, I’ve been at this blogging thing for a few months now and I’ve learned a LOT, which is fantastic, as learning was one of the key reasons that I started this blog in the first place. I would like to share a few of […]

Coffee, Croissants, and Strawberry Jam

Coffee, Croissants, and Strawberry Jam

Strawberry season continues and this year is a good one. After a bit of a critter scare, the season picked up and I’ve started to reap the benefits of the year’s strawberry crop. In my last post I wrote about some scrumptious strawberry ice cream […]