Small Changes Add Up or How We Spent Our Rosh Hashanah

This past week, Jews around the world celebrated Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year. The name literally means “head of the year” in Hebrew. Besides being a time to think reflectively about the past year, and ponder how you can improve during the next one, it is customary to celebrate with a big mealContinue reading “Small Changes Add Up or How We Spent Our Rosh Hashanah”

Why my foodie husband buys Michelob beer (the answer may surprise you)

I think my husband would take issue at being deemed a foodie, so let me quickly explain that my husband cares a lot about where his food – and his beer – comes from. We get a lot of our food from our own garden, make it ourselves, or buy it from local farmers andContinue reading “Why my foodie husband buys Michelob beer (the answer may surprise you)”

August’s Zero Waste Wins and Goals

For our family, this is the last true week of summer vacation before school starts again! Three of us head back to schedules and our daily routines. While I’d say we’re looking forward to getting into the swing of things, we’re also sad to say goodbye to leisurely beach and pool days. My to-do listContinue reading “August’s Zero Waste Wins and Goals”

My Five Favorite Gardening Books

I have been growing vegetables for six years now. Each year I gather a bigger, better harvest and feel more confident in my abilities, but I still have SO MUCH to learn. Luckily, there are hundreds of gardening books available to help me. Here are my five favorite books: Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardening Handbook by RonContinue reading “My Five Favorite Gardening Books”

Five Questions With Kathleen Jacobs and David Miller of Grounding Stone Farm

I was first introduced to Grounding Stone Farm when it was called Russell’s. I only had one daughter at the time (she was two), it was our first summer living in New Hampshire and we went blueberry picking with some friends. I remember being so awestruck by the beauty of the place, how relaxing itContinue reading “Five Questions With Kathleen Jacobs and David Miller of Grounding Stone Farm”

Back to School Products We Use

It’s that time of year again! Time to pack up the dear children and send them back to school. When I was a kid, that always meant a trip to the mall for back to school clothes, shoes, and sometimes even a new backpack or lunchbox. Then we’d head to Staples for all new schoolContinue reading “Back to School Products We Use”

One Year of GreenLifeNH and a Giveaway!

It’s mid-August! The last few days have been a bit warm but lots of good stuff as well. In celebration, we are sharing a bit of what’s been giving us joy! Rachel: Breaking out of my comfort zone. It’s funny because I’m actually a creature of habit and thrive on routines and predictability. Yet, IContinue reading “One Year of GreenLifeNH and a Giveaway!”

Fun Recipes for Eating Local in August

It’s August in New Hampshire. Gardens are overflowing with fresh, local vegetables and fruits; chickens are laying lots of eggs and cows are giving lots of milk; orchards and berry bushes are laden with fruits. It’s a wonderful time to be a Granite Stater! I’ve included breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert ideas to get yourContinue reading “Fun Recipes for Eating Local in August”