Products We Use: Organic Cotton

We buy most of our clothing used from local shops or from online retailers, but there are some things I just can’t bring myself to buy used. Masks, underwear, bras, pajamas, socks, towels, and sheets are the obvious ones for me. All of these fabrics touch our bodies up close and personal and I’m justContinue reading “Products We Use: Organic Cotton”

Don’t Forget to Plant your Garlic on Halloween!

When I started growing my own food, I didn’t realize how easy it would be to be totally self-sufficient in some staple crops. No, we’re not even close to self-sufficient in potatoes or beans, but we’re getting closer with tomatoes and peppers. We have been able to grow and store all the butternut squash andContinue reading “Don’t Forget to Plant your Garlic on Halloween!”

Invasives are Everywhere! How can YOU help NH?!

This fall, I am participating in the UNH Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program and I am absolutely loving it. This week one of the sessions was on invasive species in New Hampshire and I was astonished to learn that many of the plants and trees I see on a daily basis are not only invasive,Continue reading “Invasives are Everywhere! How can YOU help NH?!”

September Zero Waste Wins and Struggles

Well, school is back in session and my schedule has gone from zero to a million very quickly. Convenience and time saving hacks come into play, especially when I’m tired and don’t have a lot of energy to get it all done. Yet somehow the weeks are moving forward and I continue with my zeroContinue reading “September Zero Waste Wins and Struggles”

I Tried It: Reusable Steel Razor

I’ll be honest – I was really nervous about making this switch. I bought my steel razor a few weeks ago from Bona Fide and it sat in my bathroom cabinet, daring me to use it. I can be a bit klutzy and had been using Venus-brand shavers for a long time because they feltContinue reading “I Tried It: Reusable Steel Razor”

Why I grow my own food

In a world where I can drive ten minutes to the grocery store and buy perfectly clean, spot-free tomatoes and bright green, uniformly-sized greens, and scrubbed, spotless potatoes for less than $20, why did I just spend an hour bent over my garden, hands in the dirt, to harvest funny-shaped, nibbled tomatoes, greens, and potatoesContinue reading “Why I grow my own food”

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)”