Gardening

In the Gutter—Vertical Gardening

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / June 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you’ve been following my Instagram or Facebook feed the last couple of weeks you’ve probably seen glimpses of my gutter garden as I’ve been posting updates on the robin family nesting there. I had lots and lots of questions about the gutter garden and requests for more photos of that, so today I’m going…

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DIY Vegan Suet Bird Feeder

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / December 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Years ago, back when I was first vegan, I went to buy some suet feeders as we had a cold snap coming. As I grabbed them off the shelf at the bird store, I suddenly realized that they were made from animal products—suet is made from rendered animal fat. Birds do eat insects and worms…

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Growing Garlic

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / October 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

Garlic is a great vegetable to grow, especially if you’re a beginning gardener, and now is the time to plant it. Garlic is an allium, part of the onion family, along with leeks, chives, shallots, scallions, etc. They’ve been an important part of our diets for millennia, as stamina boosters during Egyptian times, performance enhancers…

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Vermicomposting Food Scraps

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 28, 2018 / 0 Comments
Red wriggler worm in bedding

#VeganMoFo18 Day 28 – Vermicomposting Food Scraps Vermicomposting food scraps—say what? Vermicomposting is a fancy what of saying composting with worms! Cool, right? Heck yeah! The last post talked about composting your food waste in compost piles, bins, or tumblers. Today we’re going to talk about composting them in worm bins. As I eluded to…

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Composting Food Scraps

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 27, 2018 / 0 Comments
Vegetable Food Scraps

#VeganMoFo18 Day 27 – Composting Food Scraps One of the awesome things about being a whole food, plant-based, no oil vegan, and there are many, is that ALL of our food scraps are compostable! You don’t have to live on a farm or a big piece of property to compost, either. There are options for…

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Scarlet Runner Beans

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 24, 2018 / 0 Comments
Shelling dried scarlet runner beans. https://trimazing.com

< #VeganMoFo18 Day 23 – Scarlet Runner Beans I’ve grown scarlet runner beans for several years now. They were recommended to me by a friend and I’ve been hooked since the first year. They are easy to grow, really care-free, fun for kids, attract pollinators and hummingbirds, and are very showy in your garden. And…

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Papalo – What?

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 20, 2018 / 2 Comments

  #VeganMoFo18 Day 20 – Papalo—What?   Papalo Stems Yesterday a neighbor friend messaged me to see if I might be interested in some papalo, an herb she’d grown in her garden. She’d never grown it before and decided to try it as it was an alternative to cilantro. Turns out, while cilantro doesn’t taste…

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Nothin’ But the Best!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 11 – Nothin’ But the Best! Please note, this post is meant as an overview of canning tomatoes and ketchup and does not replace or represent itself to be an official guide for proper canning at home. It is important to consult safe canning resources, which are listed at the end of this…

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Pickle Relish

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 9 – Canning Pickle Relish Please note, this post is meant as an overview of canning pickle relish and does not replace or represent itself to be an official guide for proper canning at home. It is important to consult safe canning resources, which are listed at the end of this post. I…

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Canning Hot Sauce

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 8 – Canning Hot Sauce Please note, this post is meant as an overview of canning hot sauce and does not replace or represent itself to be an official guide for proper canning at home. It is important to consult safe canning resources, which are listed at the end of this post. Alright,…

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