Gardening in a drought.
If this month's weather change is any indicator, we continue to be screwed out of a deep and significant spring rain. Rain Gods if you are listening - bring on...Read more
We have a towel floating around the house that bugs the shit out of me. It once was a really nice, well-made towel from Restoration Hardware. I only bring up...Read more
Chai tea pour-over with a side of wildfires.
Well, WTF. That's about as much as I can muster after weeks of farm and ranch evacuations, wildfires and smoke (and fog) so thick the sun just didn't come out...Read more
Lavender Simple Syrup
With our lavender crop waning and cool-season veggies coming in, I find myself missing the lavender field. The huge expanse of purple is always so striking when the plants are...Read more
Skincare, with Elizabeth Chambers.
Our old friend from the Coastside, Elizabeth Chambers, had a light, fun interview with The Cut, about her skincare routine and the troubles of facial melasma during and after her...Read more
Harvesting emails and Gram's garden.
“Write about ‘Meyer’ lemons.” “CA poppies touched my butt.” “Smelling the roses in front of Mary at Mission Basilica.” _ I have a folder in my email titled, write....Read more
"Jenny, get in. I have an idea." This is just one of the many memorable, albeit abrupt, requests I'd get from Carl over the years. I would be watering...Read more