Joined 10 years ago from Charlotte, NC, USA
An avid gardener and an avid cook, I am interested in brightness and boldness in all of my hobbies. As a gardener I delight in growing roses, orchids, hoyas, and other unique plants. As a cook I love experimenting with as many different flavors and techniques as possible. Additionally, as a pesco-vegetarian I am constantly faced with the challenge of how to develop great flavors with unique ingredients, without the use of meat. My culinary interests are very wide, so I like to experiment with flavors from all over the world, including American Southern, British, Cajun/Creole, Ethiopian, French (primarily Provençal), Indian (largely in the Uttar Pradeshi, Gujarati, Kashmiri, and Punjabi styles), Italian, Japanese (specifically of the Kansai region), Mexican, MIddle Eastern (especially Levantine and Egyptian), Thai, Tunisian, and Vietnamese. I hope you enjoy my tips for growing plants, as well as my mostly meat-free recipes.
3 months ago
Members of the orchid subtribe of Pleurothallidinae, the pleurothallids, are some of the most unusual, otherworldly, and interesting members of the orchid family. Learn how to get them to thrive.
3 months ago
Orchids bought at your local retalier can be in rather poor shape due to shock, watering conditions, or infestations. Here is how to rehabilitate an orchid.
10 months ago
By far the most popular orchids available in the United States right now are hybrids of Phalaenopsis. This article explores both the science of the plant and the info you'll need to grow and maintain this species.
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