Five months ago we needed to have a tree taken down.  As soon as the wind kicked up, be it rain, shine or snow, we watched from the house with fingers crossed that this tree would hold it’s ground.  With each storm another limb would fall and we soon learned that there was nothing we […]

Dyeing to try it

Dyeing to try it

My experience has been that once you make even one change towards a healthier, more sustainable life style the seed is planted for countless others to follow.  So as we began to anticipate Spring’s arrival I started thinking about our Easter tradition of coloring eggs.  The thought of putting a tiny tablet in a mug […]

Back in the saddle

I got sick, I got distracted, I continued to advocate for what I believe in, I thought about writing, I procrastinated, I thought about it again, I finally sat down and started typing and now here I am. Last August I found myself sidetracked with Lyme Disease.  Thankfully it was caught early.  I took the […]

Wouldn't it be nice

Wouldn’t it be nice

If labels like this were the norm instead of the exception? Or better yet, simply not needed because we could trust that all products with harmful ingredients, such as GMOs, pesticides and livestock raised on hormones or antibiotics, were labeled instead? Thank you Alden’s for offering a product that I can give my children, conscience […]

Note to self

about next year’s garden: Three stakes for EACH tomato plant not just the heirlooms.  I found a surprise when I went out to the garden for some lettuce for tonight’s dinner.  My Sun Gold Tomato plant was lying on the ground attached to a snapped stake!  Thankfully the plant was not harmed and is now […]

Keeping reading labels…even the organic ones

I finally got around to reading the July 8, 2012 New York Times article “Has ‘Organic’ Been Oversized?”.  The non-organic list of ingredients manufacturers are able to use in their certified organic products continues to grow.  The article states that “today, more than 250 nonorganic substances are on the list, up from 77 in 2002”.  […]

Bending the rules?

Bending the rules?

Or simply following one?  One of Michael Pollan’s Food Rules is to enjoy treats, sweets and other scrumptious eats once in a while.  So on those special occasions I bend the rules.  And when our little trucker turned three there was no better way to celebrate than like this… And yes, there was some left […]

Nothing better

than watching your toddler pause his play to pick a Sun Gold tomato from the garden and pop it in his mouth.  Smiles all around!

First Sun Gold Tomato

For someone who has never had their own garden…

this is so exciting!

One less box in the pantry

My husband can be a tough food critic.  So when I decided to try my hand at making cereal I wasn’t sure how it would be received.  Not to be deterred I found a recipe for granola and, with a few ingredient tweaks, made a batch.  I put the finished product in the pantry where […]