Scenes From Our November Weekend

We purposely made no plans this weekend because we’re trying to keep our circle small in order to prevent Covid-19. However we had such a lovely weekend with a good mixture of adventuring, crafting, cooking, chores and relaxing, so no complaints here. On Saturday, I was itching to get outside and adventure so I checkedContinue reading “Scenes From Our November Weekend”

The 3 Commandments of Food Waste Reduction

With the holidays on the horizon, I’d like to take a few minutes of your time to discuss an often-overlooked environmental issue: food waste. According to the FDA, food waste accounts for between 30 and 40 percent of the food supply. Yes, we waste one third to two-fifths of the food we produce in thisContinue reading “The 3 Commandments of Food Waste Reduction”

Easy Less-Waste Bathroom Swaps

I’ve been trying to decrease my waste for a few years now and have found it most difficult to change my grooming habits. Maybe it’s vanity, or my affinity towards certain products for certain reasons, but I can’t let go of my favorite shampoos or face creams. Perfect “zero-wasters” lather up with coconut oil andContinue reading “Easy Less-Waste Bathroom Swaps”

My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

It’s going to be a different one this year, but we’re still planning on having a good Thanksgiving with just our family of four. Since so many activities are currently unavailable, enjoying accessible traditions feels even more important to me. There are a few activities my family does every year, including listening to Adam Sandler’sContinue reading “My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes”

Planning your Vegetarian Thanksgiving

I know for a lot of people Thanksgiving and other winter holidays are a big question mark this year – will we see family at all? How many family members and who? Will we eat outdoors? Will we see the bottom half of our loved-ones’ faces? It feels like so much is out of ourContinue reading “Planning your Vegetarian Thanksgiving”

What’s Bringing You Joy in November?

Rachel: I’ll admit it, I’m a pumpkin-spice coffee fanatic and love drinking it once September hits. Something about the warm sweetness provides comfort, as the wind gets stronger and the temperatures drop lower. I have spent way too much money on this little habit. However, a few weeks ago, I found the above coffee atContinue reading “What’s Bringing You Joy in November?”

Kale is King! Year-Round Salad Gardening

Looking to grow your own greens (almost) year-round here in New Hampshire? Kale, the darling of health nuts, is also one of the hardiest greens and will happily provide you with salad most of the year. Here’s what you need to know: One secret to growing year-round kale is to keep a KALEndar (yes, IContinue reading “Kale is King! Year-Round Salad Gardening”

What to do after you vote…

If you haven’t voted yet, STOP READING IMMEDIATELY AND GO VOTE! To find your NH polling location, visit this site. If you want some more information and motivation, please check out my post from last Tuesday about voting and then GO VOTE! If you are still reading this, I’m going to assume you have alreadyContinue reading “What to do after you vote…”

Products We Use: Reusable Ziplock Bags

Until a couple years ago, I kept a box of ziplock bags in my pantry for three purposes*: freezing berries, freezing soups and other meals, and storing homemade bread. After I had used a bag, I would wash it, dry it, and reuse it until it stopped working. I usually got three to five usesContinue reading “Products We Use: Reusable Ziplock Bags”