• How to Turn Your Juliet Balcony Into Functional Space

    How to Turn Your Juliet Balcony Into Functional Space

    In the hands of a skilled realtor, every confounding aspect of a home can be spun into something desirable. There’s no clearer example of this than the Juliet balcony—those narrow, not-really-a-balcony things bolted to the sides of buildings. (They’re named for Romeo and Juliet, although Shakespeare didn’t actually refer to a balcony, making deception just…


  • You Should Bury Fish Heads Under Your Tomato Plants

    You Should Bury Fish Heads Under Your Tomato Plants

    Late summer, fishermen on the West Coast all go trolling for albacore tuna and fill their shelves and freezers full of loins. The side benefit of breaking down your own fish is the fish heads and tails you’ve left with, which go into my freezer for spring. Come spring, one of those fish heads will…