Five Eco-Don’ts when you’re Going Green

In January, I posted a list of 12 green resolutions for 2021. Now that it is (somehow!) March, I’m delving into all things reusable. We’ll talk about how to make lots of wonderful changes in your home that will help you reduce your waste and your impact on our wonderful planet. But, first, a fewContinue reading “Five Eco-Don’ts when you’re Going Green”

What’s your magic number?

This has been a cold February here in New Hampshire. Cold and snowy and Februarish and I’m not complaining in the slightest. But this month has been a test of our magic number, so I think it’s time we talk about it. Our magic number is 63. That is, we set our downstairs thermostat toContinue reading “What’s your magic number?”

Dreaming of Spring: Planning your 2021 Garden

This Monday was Imbolc, a Pagan celebration marking the midpoint between deep winter and first spring. At Imbolc, I always try to sort through my seeds from last year, check over my garden maps, and start dreaming of spring. For some of you, gardening may be old hat and you may already be pouring overContinue reading “Dreaming of Spring: Planning your 2021 Garden”

Our February Resolution: Use what you have!

Our green resolution for February is to use what you have. If you haven’t heard of No Spend February, I suggest you do an Ecosia search to learn about the philosophy. Basically, we all have plenty of stuff in our homes already and you can probably go at least a month – some people goContinue reading “Our February Resolution: Use what you have!”

It’s Burger Night! Hold the beef, please.

There are lots of burger alternatives out there, but there is really nothing compared with a freshly made, delicious, and healthy burger that the kids love and makes great leftovers. Think I’m dreaming? It took us awhile, but we finally found the perfect burger recipe in The High Protein Vegetarian Cookbook. Not only does theContinue reading “It’s Burger Night! Hold the beef, please.”

My Top Five Cookbooks, plus one bonus

Let me preface this post by saying I am not an amazing cook. I am not a foodie. I do not pretend to be an expert on cookbooks. But I do know what I like and these cookbooks have been my go-tos for years now. I wholeheartedly recommend them. Two of these cookbooks are vegan;Continue reading “My Top Five Cookbooks, plus one bonus”

Have A Happy Thanksgiving

Friends, we wish you have a happy Thanksgiving and hope you are able to relax a little bit with your close ones. We know it’s a tricky time but hopefully next year we’ll be back to the traditions we know and love. In the meantime, Zoom is offering unlimited video-calling so you can connect withContinue reading “Have A Happy Thanksgiving”

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”