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My dentist, Michelle Jorgenson’s amazing March garden

In Utah, it’s supposed to be ski season. It’s supposed to be bitterly cold. We had a balmy three weeks in February that had all of us who have lived here for 30 years completely astonished. Like, gardening and running outside in a tank top, balmy. Consequently, it’s early March and I have tulips, crocuses, […]

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California drought? What’s the answer to increased food costs?

If you’re following the news, California is in a severe drought which is projected to increase our food prices significantly. Two top ideas radically decrease the cost of your green smoothies and whole-foods lifestyle. One, it’s not too late to significantly decrease the effect of the drought on your family: plant late-summer and fall gardens. […]

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World’s Largest Cucumber Comes Out of My Garden

  This is Patty with a cucumber that somehow escaped notice in my garden until it became The Vegetable That Ate Chicago. It wouldn’t work in a salad. But I refused to throw it in the compost. It made three pints of juice! It wasn’t really yummy, not gonna lie. Kinda bitter. But, we made […]

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Organic vegetables are our birthright!

Check out the two tomatoes Patty is holding on the left. They came from the several acres growing 100 yards from my house, conventionally sprayed with toxic pesticides that will last literally generations in the groundwater and in my body and everyone else’s who live on this street. My children are breathing it, and tracking it into my […]

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It’s Tomatoes Galore at my house: RECIPES for you

Juan, my handyman-garden-guy, said, very proud: “We didn’t plant a variety of big tomatoes– they were supposed to be small, according to the seed packet. But look at these!” He brought the first 12 in to show me, rivaling the Texas grapefruit in size. The tomatoes benefited from our rich compost pile. At the moment […]

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Libby and the Garden

  I have this photo of me and my younger daughter, Libby, working in my garden about five years ago, when I first put the site up. The photo is in Chapter 5 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods. She looks so little. And now she’s turning 15. Some time ago, Libby discovered that if […]

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Be the Change….part 3 of 3

Can we talk about ways to walk against the current because we want to Be the Change? I hope you’ll share your ways too, so we can all learn from you. On airplanes, I hate that they keep bringing everyone cup after cup of water. I keep my cup and ask for refills. (I wish […]

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Are you gardening yet?

I hope those of you doing 12 Steps are ready to look at Chapter 5, to plant an organic garden and use everything in it! Today Jenni told me about this cool online tool, very easy to use, where you can map out your garden just by dragging and dropping the crops you want in […]

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Help! I’m in Zucchini Hell!

I have this kind of random list of questions to ask God when I get on the other side. Some of them are The Big Questions. Why do 15-year old crackheads get pregnant so easily when my friend Jamie, who would be a world-class mother, can’t? Why are people supposed to make huge decisions like […]

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a Time Magazine article you should read

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1917458,00.html Please read this article about the high price of the cheap food we eat. I am extremely unhappy with our president’s health care reform plan.   (My health care reform would include disincentives for prescription drug use and incentives for healthy living “preventive” measures.)   But I’m a big fan of Michelle Obama’s organic […]

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