One of my favorite things about fall is the smell of burning wood and bonfires. Whether it comes from a backyard chimenea or a wood-burning stove, I’m always anxious for the temperature to drop a few degrees just so I can light a fire at home. I mostly keep it low-fi and light some crumpled newspaper […]

November 26 2013      27 comments     Linda Ly
Hierbas   Proyectos

Before we moved into our present home, we lived in a 2,000-square-foot loft in an urban neighborhood. Our kitchen took up over 200 square feet of that open space with cupboards and cabinets galore, and an island counter that was so massive, friends joked about having go-go dancers groovin’ on it while we hosted dinner […]

March 15 2013      55 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Proyectos

How many times have you sowed a handful of teeny tiny seeds — onions and carrots, for instance, or even worse, those little specks called basil! — and wished you had a magnifying glass? Or sowed a row of teeny tiny seeds, only to end up thinning out over half the seedlings? But it’s not just […]

March 22 2012      20 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Proyectos

You can start seeds in almost anything these days… peat pots, seed trays, toilet paper rolls, newspaper rolls, paper towels, or even that good old-fashioned thing called the ground. But have you tried to start seeds in eggshells? It almost seems like an urban myth, with rumors that it’s possible, but little proof of people […]

August 3 2011      18 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Proyectos

Now that you’ve made your own recycled newspaper pots, it’s time to fill them up. If you plan to grow a lot of seedlings, making your own seed starting mix is a snap and it can be used as a basis for potting mix after. Even if you only need a small bag for your […]

March 15 2011      41 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Proyectos   Semillas

Seed starting doesn’t always mean going out and spending money on all those nifty peat pellets and peat pots and plug trays. Often times, you can use what you already have in your house. This is a good and simple weekend project to use up all those newspapers you’ve already read, or if you’re like […]

March 12 2011      43 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Proyectos