Taylor Mardis Katz

Taylor Mardis Katz

Taylor Mardis Katz is a poet, farmer, and freelancer who lives with her husband and young son in rural Vermont. They run Free Verse Farm & Apothecary, an herb farm and apothecary that specializes in herbal tea blends, culinary blends, and herbal remedies and body care products that emphasize herbs from their hillside farm. To learn more about Taylor's life as a poet and farmer, visit her online at panacheperhaps.com.

STORIES BY Taylor Mardis Katz

ReadThe Cleansing Act of Sweeping the House

The Cleansing Act of Sweeping the House

by Taylor Mardis Katz

I used to consider sweeping the house a deeply boring and pointless chore. Over the years, however,...

ReadOn Gathering Firewood

On Gathering Firewood

by Taylor Mardis Katz

The woodstove in my home chugs away for half the year, requiring endless tending: We feed it,...

ReadMust-Have Salts for Your Home Kitchen

Must-Have Salts for Your Home Kitchen

by Taylor Mardis Katz

A chef friend of mine once told me that people always ask him how he makes his food taste so...

ReadThe Joy of Handwritten Letters

The Joy of Handwritten Letters

by Taylor Mardis Katz

I come from a family of letter writers and card senders, and over the years, I have become one...

ReadMake Your Own Herbal Vinegar

Make Your Own Herbal Vinegar

by Taylor Mardis Katz

Infusing vinegar with herbs is one of my favorite ways to combine my love of delicious food and...

ReadThe Simple Joys of Sledding

The Simple Joys of Sledding

by Taylor Mardis Katz

Snow days were my religion in middle school: I prayed for them, I sang for them, I performed...

ReadBecome a More Sustainable Traveler

Become a More Sustainable Traveler

by Taylor Mardis Katz

Traveling in a low-impact or zero-waste way can take some getting used to. Trash is convenient,...

ReadThe Sunrise Comes to Me

The Sunrise Comes to Me

by Taylor Mardis Katz

In the space between sleeping and waking, I witness the day unspool in the distance. The nighttime...

ReadCulture Club: siggi’s Yogurt

Culture Club: siggi’s Yogurt

by Taylor Mardis Katz

Cultured dairy products have existed for as long as humans have milked animals