If you keep your kitchen good and stocked with the basics, then this little organic appetizer should be easy to whip up with minimal extra cost (you just might have all the ingredients!) and with time enough for you to throw your hair into a pony, jump into a cute organic tee (gentlemen, please substitute […]
For an extra-special touch to a homemade dessert or an extra flavor treat to your tea, try lavender sugar. Lavender sugar is surprisingly simple to make and it only looks fancy. If you grow your own herbs, this is a great way to make use of them – try it with lavender or other flowers, […]
While it is generally accepted that natural methods of repelling mosquitoes are not as effective as DEET for example, they do minimize the problem. And given the downside of DEET, we’re OK with a few bites. If you’re getting ready to camp for the holiday weekend, get your natural artillery ready! 1. Fill a spray […]
Continuing with today’s “recycle theme,” here’s a great way to make use of all those old bath towels. This DIY lesson from ThreadBanger teaches you how to make a bath mat out of old towels. After all, that bath mat is meant to be absorbent, might as well go to the source to create it!
If you live in the suburbs, it’s obvious that the same standard landscaping scene seems to predominate – a few shade or flowering trees, shrubs, and a manicured green lawn. But what good are those trees, other than providing some shade in the summertime and a habitat for birds? Edible landscaping can provide more than […]
Holidays don’t have to be a reason to spend all of your hard-earned extra cash. Here are our tips for having a budget-friendly, eco good time this Fourth of July. 1. Stay close to home: It seems that as of late, our country is being barraged with floods and fires. The last thing we need […]
Snow peas, or sugar snaps, are just beginning to make their appearance in grocery stores and at farmers’ markets. These crisp, springtime beauties can be served hot or cold, cooked or even just raw, and make a delicious side dish to any summer meal. To make use of the seasonal bounty, here are a few […]
In this video clip from Season One of PBS television show “Building Green,” host Kevin Contreras explores the basics of environmentally-friendly paints and notable (especially green) brands. See our post on environmentally-friendly painting!
Something exciting happened this week. Finally we can stop worrying about that moment when our first CFL blows out (they really do last forever, don’t they?). What would we do with it? Gone are the days of mindlessly throwing the dead lightbulb into the garbage. This is mercury, after all. But as of Tuesday, June […]
Sorbet is a delicious and refreshing summertime treat, or a nice between-courses palate cleanser. But how do you know how much sugar and other additives is in your store-bought sorbets? With summertime just getting starting, a plethora of fresh in-season fruits is now available – and at great prices. Why not pick up a few […]