washing carrots

Wash Your Organic Carrots!—Here’s Why

Practice food safety by properly washing all fruits and vegetables (organic or not) before eating to minimize your exposure to pathogens and chemicals.

From ‘Selfie’ to ‘Healthie’ in 2014

As a magazine staffer, it’s part of my job to keep afloat of new media trends ,and one most inescapable social media trends in 2013 was the “selfie,” which was named Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year.

3 Herbs from the Carrot Family to Grow This Year

I’m planning to try a few new herbs in my garden this year. Although old standby’s like oregano, dill, thyme and basil will always have a home, I’m hoping to get a little more adventurous in both the garden and the kitchen this year by trying these slightly out-of-the-box herbs.

Gardens of Quebec

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Quebec City for the annual Garden Writer’s Association conference. It was an excellent opportunity to network with garden writers from around the world and tour some of the brightest gardens in the city.

A Picture Tour of My Garden

With the adequate rainfall and mild temperatures we’ve experienced this summer, it has been a great year for the garden.