Five Delicious Ways to Save the Planet… Earth Day and Every Day

Five Delicious Ways to Save the Planet… Earth Day and Every Day

Every April 22nd, when Earth Day rolls around once again, we see the public renew its interest in protecting the environment and finding practical solutions for sustainability. There are benefit concerts, clean-up days, and eco-rallies; all dedicated to spreading the word on ways everyone can help preserve our planet’s natural resources. However, one way we… Read more

Natural Snack Idea for Kids: Frozen Grapes

I’ve posted before about some natural snack ideas for kids, but this one is probably one of the easiest of them all to prepare: frozen grapes. We’ve been fortunate lately to get lots of free local produce, from apricots to apples, and most recently, large amounts of perfectly ripe grapes. Once grapevines are established and… Read more

Review of Wisdom of the Last Farmer

I’m a book addict. At any given time, I’m in the middle of a handful of books, both fiction and non-fiction, and reading is one of my favorite activities when I need some downtime. I’m also a pretty critical reader, perhaps because I’m a writer, and I usually have a good sense of whether I’ll… Read more

Find a CSA Farm and Enjoy Fresh Local Food!

With all of the green re-emerging from the ground at this time of year, it’s time to either start digging a garden of your own or looking for a local CSA farm. Community-supported agriculture is a great way deepen the connection between your food, your community, and the air , soil and sunshine that ultimately… Read more

Growing Spinach at Home: Salad Greens in Your Garden

Growing Spinach at Home: Salad Greens in Your Garden

Growing spinach for your family at home is a simple way to get more greens in your diet, lower your foodprint, and teach your kids about gardening at the same time. Early spring is the perfect time to start thinking about planting yours. I have to admit, it wasn’t until I was grown up that… Read more

What’s a Food Policy Council?

The term “food security” can mean a couple of different things. It can refer to the safety of our food, like being free from adulterants, poisons, infectious materials. It also refers to the availability of food. From World Hunger Year: Food Insecurity- Limited or uncertain access to nutritious, safe foods necessary to lead a healthy… Read more

Local Food: Great Greens in the Garden

Mixed salad greens, arugula, and kale are coming up in the garden! In support of my ideal of living simply, I am a big believer in growing as much as you can, even if all you have is a planter in the window or space on the counter. That’s the simplest and most natural method… Read more