Our outdoor dining area... after I scrubbed it for the photographer

Is Bloomah’s Photogenic Enough?

Tomorrow a photographer from a major magazine is coming to do a shoot at Bloomah's City Farm AKA my backyard....
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The Secret Truth About Growing Your own Vegetables

I have a confession. Many of the vegetables I grow on my farm are imperfect. The kind of vegetables that...
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Why I never planted peanuts before – and why I did now

My peanuts sprouted! I have wanted to grow peanuts for such a long time but I never did. Since they...
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Recipe: Bloomah’s Zucchini Lasagna

My two youngest kids and I wait for the big zucchinis to grow and then save them for this recipe,...
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Meet Our New Chicks!

Meet our new babysitters! Two little chicks. The chicks have to live indoors with a light-bulb for warmth until they...
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Bloomah Hatches an Egg: A Story About Farming, Faith and Flops

This is my pet hen, Stripey. She's not looking too plump right now. Her usually cherry-red comb has faded and...
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Australian Homemade Toffees: The Taste of My Childhood

My daughter has an end-of-year party today and the teachers asked the girls to bring "refreshments" AKA mounds of candy...
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Why did it take me 4 months to make a single challah?

Because we grew, harvested, threshed, winnowed, ground, sifted, kneaded and baked it, all here in our apartment in Ramat Beit...
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Just Hatched: My New Novel

This week we have an exciting new hatchling on Bloomah's City Farm. It's my new novel - Yedidya. I just...