Archive | 2013

Protect That Precious Garden

There’s nothing worse than planting that perfect garden only to have it decimated by critters. One nightly visit by a four-legged friend can wipe you out completely. Some friend! I’ve been working with my good pal Justin Lowman to create a great-looking, sturdy hutch that will keep varmints out, but still allow light and rain, […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Replacing Your Lawn & Getting Your DWP Rebate

Congratulations! You’re thinking of taking advantage of the DWP’s WaterWise campaign rebates and replacing your lawn with a turf alternative that will require a lot less of that super-costly H20. There are so many options available, it is good to know the basics and some of the ins and outs of the process. Hope Gardens […]

Winter Veggie Taco Salad

Okay, I love salads like no one’s business. And this one is ah-mazing. The talented Rachel Oberg from De Ma Cuisine is responsible for this masterpiece. I love Mexican cheeses such as Cotija and Queso Fresco and happily add them with sharp cheddar. Also add some fresh herbs if you can. And totally use the […]

Cooking With Turnip Greens

Turnip greens can be picked gingerly while turnips are growing. You can probably get one or two harvests before allowing the turnips to mature with leaves intact. Like most greens recipes, this can be used with other greens or try a conjunction of different kinds of greens! Turnip Greens INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 […]