Hey I'm Vanessa!

I've been a hairstylist for the last 16 years, but a few years ago my interests started to expand.


When I met my husband, he was vegetarian and had a lot of vegan friends. I started learning how to cook that way, which was challenging for me based on my southern roots. It deepened my love of food and took me on a cultural exploration of flavor!


Soon after that, I planted my first garden. Lord knows, I thought the only thing I knew how to grow was dead plants. But over the last few years, I have learned to grow my own food, even living here in the desert! And I want to share with you! Let's talk about food and gardening and see what we can grow together!