How to Easily Grill Corn on the Campfire

Tweet Pin It This year Ellie & Christor were old enough to actually help us plan for our annual camping trip, including participating in meal planning. They declared that they were going to make pancakes, and since I know that Ellie is perfectly capable of making pancakes at home by herself, that sounded great to me.  She […]

Organic instant soup – Oxymoron or Life Saver?

Tweet Pin It Today I was thrilled to discover that I can buy ready-made, organic tortilla soup and chicken soup in a tetrapak box, off the shelf of my main stream grocery store. I am scared of putting chemicals into my body and my kids’ bodies.  I see people all around us with autoimmune problems, immune […]

Charcoal vs. Propane Revisited

Tweet Pin It Last summer I blogged about the age old controversy: Which is the greener way to grill: Charcoal or Propane? My conclusion was that it matters far more what you grill than how you grill it. Now I have discovered something new and I need to revisit this topic. Which is greener – Charcoal or Propane? […]

Don’t Trust Marketing and Labels

Tweet Pin It I have to start by saying: I have friends and relatives that work in marketing. Not everyone that works in marketing is a lying scumbag, but some are. To start with, the goal of marketing is to get you to use or buy their product rather than another product or nothing at all. […]

Cutting my carbon footprint by reducing my waistline

Tweet Pin It As my grandpa used to tell me, the only real ways to lose weight and keep it off are through portion control and exercise. Yes, a balanced diet helps keep you healthy, but it is simple math, in order to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. Besides […]

Troubleshooting Modern Appliances

Tweet Pin It This has not been a good year for us with major appliances.  During the summer our refrigerator died and the weekend before Thanksgiving, our dishwasher died a long, drawn-out death. We firmly believe in the FOUR R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repair. Therefore, before we decided to throw in the towel […]

What to do with Fresh Cranberries…

Tweet Pin It I received fresh cranberries in our organic fruits & vegetables box this week and I was perplexed.  I’ve never dealt with fresh cranberries and I’m so busy, I just wanted something quick to do. So I did what any modern housewife would do, and I asked the Facebook hive-mind. It turns out, […]

What’s in your Cauldron for Halloween?

Tweet Pin It As we prepare for Trick or Treating this week, we have broken from the traditional big bag of candy to go with something better for the planet and the kids.  Instead of the big bag of chocolates and candy from the company I won’t name that we are boycotting over child labor practices, […]

October Hot Topics

Tweet Pin It While the Shutdown has monopolized the news cycles this week, a few other articles & posts have caught my attention, that I’d like to share with our readers: Monsanto Strikes Again Monsanto is a huge corporation that produces genetically modified seeds for farmers.  They are best known for things like suing farmers […]

Freezing Brown Rice

Tweet Pin It Last week I wanted to make the family Indian Food over brown rice,  but I was short on time and brown rice takes 40 minutes to make.  I can’t tell you how many times something like this has come up for us.  I’ve considered buying instant rice, and I have bought a […]