Tuesday, June 3, 2008

What's new with team member: Amber!

We're adding a new feature here on the EtsyPHAT team blog to help you get to know our team members a little better, and learn what they've been up to lately. First up, we have Amber, who is Plantgirl on Etsy. Her shop items are displayed on the sidebar this week, and some recent happenings in her world are below. One of her favorite recipes is included!

What’s new with Amber…

Here is Amber participating in some competitive gardening (top)… She won the silver glove! (bottom)

How did you get started in gardening?
My mom bought me a Barbie greenhouse………

Why did you join the EtsyPHAT Team?
Julia invited me and I thought it was a great way to communicate with other plant sellers! It’s been super beneficial and great to me like minded peeps!

Where do you get your ideas?
Lately I’ve really been into keeping up with blogs on the Google Reader it has actually somewhat replaced my magazine fetish. See what I’ve been reading here.

What are you currently working on?
I need to move, and the hard part is I’m trying to find a place in my budget with room to garden which isn’t easy in Santa Cruz. Oh I have a boyfriend too, and he’s hard to move ☺

Is your Etsy your full time job?
No I have a full time job and a part-time job too! Full time I certify organic farms and livestock operations such as dairies!

Here is Amber with her very dangerous sheep shears!

What do you do when you are not gardening?
I force myself to go to the gym. Actually I talk myself into it by promising myself some relax time in the dry sauna if I hit the treadmill!

Recommend a book?
I just finished reading The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements

Favorite from the garden recipe?

Here is an easy one I love:

Chamomile Cooler

Hand full of fresh chamomile
Small hand full of fresh lemon verbena
1 quart fresh apple juice

Bring one quart of water to boil. Remove from heat. Steep the fresh chamomile and lemon verbena for 10-15 minutes. Strain the herbs out. Mix the one quart herbal infusion with the one quart of apple juice and service in glasses over ice. Garnish with fresh mint if desired.


fluffnflowers said...

Cool! Nice to 'meet' you, Amber. :)

amber said...

Thanks I can't wait to me you all!