Darya Pino Rose

I'm Darya Rose (formerly Darya Pino) and this is my personal blog. I'm the author of Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting, and creator of Summer Tomato, one of TIME's 50 Best Websites. I'm also a neuroscience Ph.D, NYC foodist, former dieter, & soulmate to .

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Worm farm update: It's alive!


composting worm bin

I took off the lid to feed the worms some kale scraps today and was shocked to see a mini forest of sprouts growing from it. It took me about 20 minutes to realize they are probably from the sweet pepper scraps I've been putting in there, the only thing I've added that contains seeds (I think). I guess it makes sense that seeds would grow well in a compost bin, but I'm not sure how to deal with this situation.


Building a worm farm


Me and the BF are building a worm farm to make compost. Basically we give them our food scraps and over time they turn it into nutrient rich soil we can use in the garden. 

Pretty lucky worms if you ask me.

Update: Here's the worm farm we're using.