Checking up

Garden Kitchen Growandresist
Time to think about what worked or is working and what didn’t or isn’t. Here we go: Carrots: Bolero Hybrid (territorial seed) Kurota Chantenay (seeds of change) Oxheart – heirloom (seeds of change) I had no luck with carrots. The are scraggly and not very tasty apart from 1 very cool one that came out semi-braided. Radishes: Amethyst Hybrid (territorial seed) Easter Egg Blend (territorial seed) Must plant...

Eventfullness: Farms, Homophobia and Hope

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It seems this week I’ve been an event-going-fool. I considered blogging about the events- but I wasn’t sure what to say. They were all fantastic. All inspiring in different ways. But I’ll give you a few tidbits rather than the full lowdown. Thursday is A Taste of Spring Last thursday I attended A Taste of Spring, a benefit for the UW...

Upcoming Hipness and Homemaking: a Review and a Party!

hip girls guide to homemaking + kate payne + book review + grow and resist
I thought I was going to bring you a book review today. But let’s wait until Monday shall we? You’ll come back Monday won’t you? Monday, June 6th? You definitely won’t want to miss it because I’ll be reviewing Kate Payne’s new book “The Hip Girl’s guide to Homemaking: Decorating, Dining, and the Gratifying Pleasures of Self-sufficiency on a...

Parenting Ain’t All Rainbows: The Road Trip

Avenue of the Giants redwood trees grow and resist parenting roadtrip post
I’m back. The Ladyfriend and I took a road trip and thought it might be fun to bring the Babylady. Yes, fun. Maybe if you have kids you can recognize our first mistake. Apparently, it is widely known that a 3.5 year old on a road trip won’t be fun. Who knew? I didn’t know. I had no idea. It...

Whimsical Raised Beds. Make Them Now

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People often ask about our raised beds. A few years ago I was taking the Comprehensive Organic Gardener class through Seattle Tilth and while walking around one the P-Patches I saw that a gardener had used a few painted cinder blocks as part of their plot’s bed. I brought the lovely ladyfriend to see the plot and told her...

May Mid Month Meanderings

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Seattle has enjoyed some fantastic weather lately. Sun. 60’s. Things are popping up in the garden and making themselves known. Do you want to see? Come along and meander with me. chive blossom tomatoes & peppers hardening off a bit it's about time for minty muddled cocktails! broccoli sugar snap peas The potatoes in their “tater towers” are busting out and need another board added...

Guest Post: The Queer Thing About Chickens

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I recently had the pleasure of learning about a fantastic local farm called 2 Brown Chicks Family Farm. Owners Joanne Alcantara & Boo Torres both have a long history of activism & community building – and the farm is no exception. There is a lot to love about what they are doing. The part I’m seriously digging is how...

Charcuterie: (Salt Curing, the Apprentice Challenge) Bacon

charcuterie, charcutepalooza, grow and resist, pork belly, bacon
Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. BACON! = Tasty Salty Pig Parts (as my friend Chuck’s t-shirt exclaimed.) I really, really love bacon. But then, there is nothing new or exciting about that. I’d venture to guess many of the Charcutepaloozers joined the year-long challenge stemming from a love of all things bacon. This month we were faced with salt-curing and a choice...

OMG! Now I Heart Biking!

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Jen and I did our 70 mile ride today. It was great! I think we both were a little unsure of where we were in terms of training on the bike since we have done the bulk of our riding at spin class & not actually on our bikes. However, we realized that we are actually right on track...

Physical Therapy Wars: Sexism at the PT clinic

Garden Kitchen Growandresist
Dear Physical Therapy Boy, Yep, I’m seeing you for my herniated disc at the request of my MD. What I’d like you to know is that I can see your judgment a mile away. You are all of 30 and not very good yet at working through it (or hiding it for that matter.) To you, I am a chubby...