NH EATS LOCAL KICKOFF: Eat Pancakes this Sunday!

This August, NH Food Alliance is hosting NH Eats Local Month – a whole month dedicated to celebrating the delicious food we grow and raise right here in New Hampshire. To kick off the month, they are encouraging all Granite Staters to come together to feast on pancakes with local NH syrup this Sunday, AugustContinue reading “NH EATS LOCAL KICKOFF: Eat Pancakes this Sunday!”

Five Questions With Donna Miller of Petals in the Pines…

I first met Donna six years ago, when my girls and I visited Petals in the Pines for a Spread Your Wings Day. It has since become a family summer staple and we look forward to visiting every year. Donna truly has something available for all ages, and I enjoy watching my kids run freeContinue reading “Five Questions With Donna Miller of Petals in the Pines…”

Products We Use: Berkey Water Filter

Most people know that drinking safe, clean water is of paramount importance for our health, but many don’t take the necessary steps to protect themselves and their families from water contaminants. And many people drink bottled water, get water delivered, or filter their tap water through inefficient and insufficient filters into plastic containers (read: Brita).Continue reading “Products We Use: Berkey Water Filter”

Weeds and Deer and Bugs, Oh My! How to keep nature from eating your vegetable garden without using chemicals

Three days of rain followed by two days of warm sun is perfect weather for growing vegetables – and weeds. I spent a good part of yesterday over at the community garden explaining to the weeds that, while I’m happy if they want to take over my yard, I’d prefer it if they could stayContinue reading “Weeds and Deer and Bugs, Oh My! How to keep nature from eating your vegetable garden without using chemicals”

1000 Hours and Other Updates

Now that summer is in full-swing, it’s obviously super easy to get outside. Not all days are perfect – it’s raining cats and dogs here today and I assured my children that I wouldn’t force them outdoors in this weather (though there is an argument for that type of thinking). If you consider days likeContinue reading “1000 Hours and Other Updates”

Sustainable Swaps for Awesome Summer Fun

Last year around this time, I wrote a post called Zero Waste Outdoor Activities with Kids, all about getting back to nature and simple old-fashioned summer fun. I focused on classic children’s activities like building bird houses, forts, and fairy houses, hiking, biking, and swimming, and I believe I even suggested you dust off yourContinue reading “Sustainable Swaps for Awesome Summer Fun”

Products We Use: Souper Cubes

I am all about eating healthy, home-cooked meals, but I am not all about cooking every day. Or every other day. So I buy (and grow) ingredients in bulk and cook them in bulk so I can just reach into the freezer for a pizza crust, some curry, cookies, muffins, or soup. We eat lotsContinue reading “Products We Use: Souper Cubes”

State of my Green(er) Yard Report

We moved into a new home a little less than a year ago. Our goal is to make as many ecological changes as we can to the yard, within reason (since we don’t own the home and need to work on a budget). I’m so inspired by friends, family, and random people on the internetContinue reading “State of my Green(er) Yard Report”

Skip the Box Pizza Delivery! Make six low-waste pizza crusts to freeze and use anytime

Pizza delivery is wasteful (the driving, the packaging) and expensive. Keep pizza easy and fun with this six crust recipe. It’s much healthier than restaurant pizza and just as good (my daughters think it’s better). Freeze five crusts and you’ll have easy dinners right at your fingertips. Why is this pizza low waste? We buyContinue reading “Skip the Box Pizza Delivery! Make six low-waste pizza crusts to freeze and use anytime”