Johanna Silver
You'd think that Johanna would bring some serious Rocky Mountain credibility to the Westphoria team by being a Denver native, but forget it – she hates skiing, loathes Fat Tire, and basically has a fear of camping (a bear could eat me). Sorry, Colorado! She regains all cred by being a fully-transitioned Bay Area cliché–knowing how to slaughter a chicken, occasionally biking 40 miles to work, and not batting an eye while blasting the heat during a freezing San Francisco summer.

Recent Posts By Johanna Silver

Planting Ideas: Orchestral Movement in the Key of Lime

Greetings, friends. It’s time for our monthly installment of planting ideas from Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz, the Seattle-based authors of Fine Foliage. Why this works: The daring showiness of this foliage combination in the late winter or early spring depending on your location is a rather musical mix that lends itself to a feeling of hearing a new zesty groove but with a […]

Planting Ideas: Winter Chic

It’s time for our monthly installment of planting ideas from Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz, the Seattle-based authors of Fine Foliage. This year-round combination is a sure cure for the winter blues when we crave a bold splash of color.

Sunset Eat Fresh, Day 5: Rules are for breaking

Who: Johanna Silver, associate editor What I gave up: Sugar The biggest challenge: On Wednesday I headed back to Whole Foods to re-up on chicken soup (I’m dying of mucous, if you missed my last post). I detoured through the bakery and picked up  a 24-pack of soft-baked chocolate chip cookies. I’ve never bought 24 cookies at one time, and I’m not sure […]

Sunset Eat Fresh, Day 3: Who needs sugar when you can’t breathe?

My biggest challenge: Got sick. Big time sick—upper respiratory cold with asthma involvement. Sickest I’ve been in years. I-want-my-mama sick. Googling-whether-or-not-you-can-die-from-drowning-in-your-own-mucus sick (you can).