Mixed Greens Blog

Mixed Greens Blog
Living Sustainably in the Pacific Northwest

About Poppy

Former life: Ice cream scooper, Montessori teacher, student of psychology, weaver, spinner & natural dyer, clothing designer, entrepreneur, color consultant.

Inspiration: All forms of natural beauty, anything handmade, the way light changes, wild places, magazines with lots of photos, colors and their combinations.

Pleasures: Time with friends and family, cocktails on Friday night, snorkeling in the tropics, danceable music, gardening all day, yoga class, sitting by the woodstove.

Obsessions: Eating organic local food, being healthy, shopping at the farmers market, national politics, preserving our environment, making plans, being creative.

Struggles: Writing the way I see, worrying, being too impatient, reading and following directions, getting enough exercise.

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Posts by Poppy:

It’s Back at the Market: Asparagus

To every thing there is a season and asparagus says Spring in the Northwest like no other vegetable. The highly anticipated arrival of local asparagus at the University District Farmers Market signals the floodgates are opening and from here on out, there will be new and exciting produce arriving every week. Those of us who […]

Fennel: My New Best Frond

With the first day of spring a little more than a month away, I can feel the excitement of a new season of vegetables stirring as winter’s meals have just about run their course. I still love creamy comfort foods but I’m ready to start making the transition. Consider fennel as a refreshing palate cleanser […]

Gluten-Free Bread Winner

I’m not gluten intolerant but when I came across a recipe for a “Life-Changing Bread”, I’ll have to say that I was intrigued. I had my doubts that any one food can change your life, but this bread has come pretty close to doing just that. It would probably be more accurate to say that […]

Turkey Soup Anytime

If you saved the turkey bones from Thanksgiving, you have everything you need to make a fabulous turkey soup. But those of us who were a guests at the table of family or friends, don’t despair. Homemade turkey soup is so easy to make, I cook a big steaming pot every couple of weeks throughout […]

Apple Cider Rules

Ever wonder how apple cider is made?  If you have plenty of apples and access to a cider press, you can make your own. One box of apples will make about 2 -3  gallons of cider. Renting a press is an option or you can offer an extra set of hands if you know someone […]

DIY: Cup of Noodle Soup

I never know what to eat for lunch. A sandwich feels like too much, a salad not quite enough. Soup is just right but unless I’ve made a pot of homemade, I’m out of luck because I want something fast, easy AND fresh. I’m here to tell you that I’ve found the perfect solution to […]