What’s in your Cauldron for Halloween?

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, we will be […]

October Hot Topics

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 that accidentally have […]

Freezing Brown Rice

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 microwave in bag […]

Mighty Nest Reusable Lunch Gear Review

Mighty Nest sent us reusable lunch gear to review, we were not otherwise compensated for this post. We were not obligated to write this post and per our review policies, we only review items we like. We are so avid about packing our children’s lunches to take to school, that they actually consider it a […]

Charcoal vs Propane – Which is Better for the Planet?

One thing I love about summer is cooking on the grill outside.  Of course that raises the age old question: Charcoal vs. Propane?  Which one is better for the planet?  Which is better for our health?  My answer may surprise you. From a greenhouse gas (GHG) perspective, if you really want to make a difference […]

The Greatest Hershey’s Creamery Discovery Ever!

Last week, after dropping Ellie off at camp, I offered to stop at an ice cream stand in New Hampshire to buy my children ice cream. We pulled over, walked around to the window, and I saw the great big sign “Hershey’s Ice Cream”. Oh No! I’ve been boycotting Hershey’s for more than a year […]

Love Lobster? Install Solar Panels

In New England, lobster frequently features prominently in 4th of July celebrations.  In fact, we’re invited every year to an all-you-can-eat lobster fest at a friend’s house.  I love lobster, and as long as you don’t eat it every day (think heavy metals), there is no reason not to enjoy it! However, climate change is […]

Perfectly Cooked Bacon

I love bacon almost as much as I love sausage and my kids love bacon even more. We don’t usually cook it at home because we are trying to avoid the nitrites and other nasties in most commercially available bacon.  I also haven’t been able to find a bacon we can afford that we also […]

Cold Desserts With A Healthy Kick

It got really hot where we live, and it got hot fast. Around here it was about 20 degrees F above average for the last several days. We sometimes get weather like this in July and August, but in May, it’s just weird.  At least it’s not tornados. However, it inspired me to look for […]

Camping Desserts: Apple Crumble

We love to camp.  We’ve been camping with a group of friends for years. In fact, it’s the group of friends that Alicia used to camp and rock climb with back in high school. Before any of us had kids we used to go for hiking trips where we would camp at a campground at […]