Superficial Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. You know it, I know it and your dog probably even knows it. It’s that time we all make new year’s resolutions. Many of us will have the same resolutions, few of us will stick with them. You or at least one person you know has probably committed to […]

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What to Plant in Phoenix in January

  January is usually the coldest month in Phoenix. Freeze warnings often occur several nights, so either protect your frost sensitive plants or just decide to let them go. Freezes are important because they kill some insects and plant diseases that would otherwise linger into the next season. They also help our deciduous fruit trees […]

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Blooming Beets is Booming!

Blooming Beets Kitchen is not like other restaurants. They don’t just serve you pretty looking food with a great taste. They serve you pretty looking food with a great taste and quality ingredients! Ingredients that don’t fog your brain, bloat your abdomen or flare up your sinuses. Ingredients that give you a wonderful taste and […]

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Barnone a New Arizona Must See Spot

Barnone is a new Arizona must see spot. Barnone is a perfect combination of small local craft shops, beer, wine and food situated in a revitalized barn sitting on The Farm at Agritopia in Gilbert. They have things like woodworking and machine shops all the way to a hair salon and restaurants.    There is […]

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Food For Thoughts

Yesterday morning, I was eating breakfast made of local eggs, local pork belly and salad greens. I posted my breakfast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook but then, it occurred to me that many people do not know the value of a local breakfast. What is so special about the breakfast I posted?   Let me explain! The salad […]

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Water Saving Yard

Ok, here’s the deal. We live in Phoenix and it gets hot. Really, really hot here. Sometimes even up to 120 in the summers. I love it but it’s hard on the plants. We use a ton of water everyday to keep the plants healthy only to come home to find one or two dead […]

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Blooming Ranch

“Laura, what do you want to be when you get older?”, asks an uncle. “Maybe a nurse, doctor or a lawyer?”, an aunt chimes in. Laura stands up tall and proud then says, “I want to be a farmer when I get big.” Smiles and laughter spread throughout the room. “Sweet little girl,” says one […]

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Chickens and Chandler City Laws

Mom, Mom? Shouts my 5 year old, Zander. Yes? I reply. Can I feed the chickens? Zander asks. Of course. Check their water too and let me know if you need any help, I answered. Ahh! I wanted to feed the chickens, pouts Quintin, Zanders older brother. You can go ask Zander if he wants […]

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3-Step Lamb Shank

Yesterday, we made lamb shank. The lamb was from a local farmer west of Phoenix called Orbit City Farm. I met her a few weeks ago off of the ten in a gas station parking lot to get the lamb I ordered. It felt like I was doing something illegal and wrong but we weren’t. […]

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Epic Yard Farm

Epic Yard Farm was created on a typical Arizona size property in Tempe. Tempe is known to be the home of Arizona State University. One of the largest universities in the nation. A place where students party, study and party some more. Gardening, farming  or growing food is far away from most people’s minds. Jacq, […]

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