Hi I'm Erica and this is Yellow Swing, my favorite seat in the garden.
...the gardening journal of a novice food grower. I used to think that I needed to be an expert (cook, environmentalist, gardener) before I could offer valuable insight. However, like many creative disciplines, the best lessons come through process and practice. So This is a stroll through process, reflection, and what I’m learning along the way. Think of it as a light-hearted chat with an enthusiastic friend vs. a seminar.
...a celebration of seasonal living – and I mean all that in the literal and metaphoric sense. To me, seasonal living is enjoying ingredients at the peak of their flavor and regional availability. It’s connecting our pace of living to the patterns we see in nature - winter’s rest, summer’s activity, and the transitions in between. There’s a season for everything. Let’s embrace it.
...a tribute to the people and places that have made me. This endeavor reflects generations of knowledge, guidance and faith that were instilled in me by a strong family. Their passion for nature, learning, and making have been invaluable gifts. I carry them with me by sharing their gifts with you.
I’m so glad you’re here. Stay grounded and keep growing. - Erica