Archive | July, 2011

Blueberry Muffins

Our blueberry bushes are covered in berries which I finally got around to picking on Saturday. I used them to make some lovely blueberry muffins. I planned on taking a picture of said muffins, but there was, in fact, a Muffin Theft here on Monday morning. After my mother and the neighbor finished their morning […]

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Green Tip #3: Opt out… of everything.

photo ¬© 2010 Rupert Ganzer | more info (via: WylioI use to be pro-paper. I felt like paper was a great¬† renewable resource. (We can always plant more trees, right?) Eventually, I learned the truth about the harmful chemicals introduced to our environment by paper’s production process. How much junk mail do you throw away […]

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Reimagining the Family Dairy

Call me crazy, but I have always dreamed of owning a milk cow. I imagine her tromping about my imaginary pasture, a cowbell tied around her neck. She would have soft, friendly eyes. Sometimes she would get out of the fence, and we’d find her munching grass in the front yard. We would laugh and […]

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Flat Leaf Vs. Curly Parsley

Oh, parsley… A humble, hard-working, oft-overlooked member of the herb family. When you think of herbs, parsley may be one of the first that comes to mind. Perhaps because it is widely available, it seems like it is often thought of as common or unimportant. This shouldn’t be the case! Parsley is incredibly versatile, and, […]

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Go Green Tip #2: Turn down your thermostat.

I think I’ve said it before, but one of my main motivators for being environmentally friendly is that I’m cheap. Yes, I care about the Earth (and more importantly, the future of my children) but really I just don’t like the feeling that I’m wasting money on stuff I don’t need. I feel like I’m […]

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