A Visit to the Denver Zine Library


I visited the Denver Zine Library a little over a year ago, during a time when I wasn’t blogging. But now that I’m back in the blogosphere, I wanted to re-cap my visit! The Denver Zine Library has been around since 2003, and is currently located in The Temple, an artist’s collective housed within a converted cathedral. Truth be told, the Library can be a little hard to find if you’re not in the know; the building doesn’t have a lot of signage, and the cathedral itself is a little intimidating! (Having not known about The Temple before I […]

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Gardening on a Dime


Between the fancy plant names (e.g.: Madame Emile Debatene, Little Miss Daisy, Abraham Darby) and a seemingly never-ending list of “necessary” tools, gardening can feel like a rich man’s hobby reserved only for those with the money to “do it right”. It doesn’t help that books such as The $64 Tomato are contending that it costs upwards of $16,000 dollars to get a garden going! That’s bewildering—16k is over half of my family’s yearly income, and we aren’t spending anywhere close to that on our garden. Here’s the truth: gardening can be dirt cheap. Sure, at first the raised beds and heirloom seeds are […]

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Last Year’s Garden


I spent most of 2014 planning my wedding, so I didn’t get to garden quite as much as I would’ve liked. Still, Tom and I grew enough vegetables to eat some sort of garden-to-table dish at least twice a week all summer long. In the late spring, my peonies and spinach flourished. Summer began with an itty bitty zucchini, then ended with a whopper the size of a house cat! We harvested months and months of fresh tomatoes, perfect as a poppable snack right off the vine or in a slow-simmered marinara. We had kale and basil and beans and […]

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