When in Okinawa, Get a Pedi (pt2)

"You should get a fish this time." "They have a lot if designs but I doubt they have a fish." "Oh, they'll have a fish!" "I want flowers, you wouldn't actually want me to get a fish!" "Will you get a fish? For me?" "Okay, if they have a fish, I will get a fish … Continue reading When in Okinawa, Get a Pedi (pt2)

How I Wound up EATING Flowers

YOU DO NOT LIKE THEM. SO YOU SAY. TRY THEM! TRY THEM! AND YOU MAY. TRY THEM AND YOU MAY, I SAY. SAM! IF YOU LET ME BE, I WILL TRY THEM. YOU WILL SEE. -Dr. Seuss "Green Eggs and Ham" It has been a busy week to say the least and I've been waiting … Continue reading How I Wound up EATING Flowers

When in Okinawa, Try Purple Food

You'll  never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try. Dolly  Parton Most people who have come to Okinawa probably know about the Purple Sweet Potato (Beni-imo) that grows prolifically here. (See article: http://www.downtoearth.org/health/nutrition/okinawan-sweet-potato-purple-powerhouse-nutrition for more information) I have noticed the dominance of the color purple with every visit I make to local food … Continue reading When in Okinawa, Try Purple Food

The Tomatoes Move Into Their Home and Meet the Neighbors

Third time's a charm -Said by a lot of people As many of you know, I discussed the topic of transplanting tomatoes TWICE and it was contrary to many gardening belief systems. I defied that idea using  Emilee and Jere Gettle's wisdom and Winston Churchill's words to back my theories. Some things just need to be repeated. … Continue reading The Tomatoes Move Into Their Home and Meet the Neighbors

The Difference Between Surviving and Flourishing

Hibiscus flowers do not require water, the blooms will stay viable until their time has passed, with or without watering. http://www.hibiscus-flower.com/ When we moved into this house, my friend told me that the small bushes that were planted in front of the house were Hibiscus bushes. I was very excited about having Hibiscus bushes in … Continue reading The Difference Between Surviving and Flourishing