cheese tomato chives omelette
Food

Cheese Omelette with Garden Fresh Tomatoes and Chives

We planted tomatoes just a few months ago in our garden, and they're coming up beautifully. The first batch has begun ripening, and I've brought in the ones that have turned red. Our chives are also very healthy, and I snipped the top of the plant to add to an omelette with the tomatoes and… Continue reading Cheese Omelette with Garden Fresh Tomatoes and Chives

basil parsley Fiji garden
Food

Tropical Garden Starters

We have a lush garden in our yard in Fiji. I can't take credit for it. Our gardener has been working the yard for many years, and previous tenants have installed their own touches. Before we moved to Fiji, we imagined being able to eat from our garden. After we arrived, we started small by… Continue reading Tropical Garden Starters

Adventure, Food

Annual Coconut Harvest

It's that time of year again: Time to harvest the coconuts in our yard. We have five tall coconut trees that require someone to climb them to take the coconuts down. We harvest them once a year for general maintenance. The yield is much more than we can consume before the coconuts go bad since… Continue reading Annual Coconut Harvest

green papaya salad
Food

Green Papaya Salad

The first papaya tree that our gardener planted is growing beautifully. It's already starting to bear medium to large fruit. Being able to eat from your garden is so satisfying. To see something edible growing in your home, to experience both its beauty and its practicality, is a wonder. We've got several more papaya trees… Continue reading Green Papaya Salad

Bird of Paradise Throw Pillow by ATBdesignart
Art, design, Products

From Art to Design: Bird of Paradise

I'd like to give you a peek into the process of how I create art to feature on products for my storefronts at Society6 and RedBubble. In this case, I chose to draw the birds of paradise in my garden in Fiji. They're beautiful, and I had a vision of them hand-drawn on a throw… Continue reading From Art to Design: Bird of Paradise