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posted a Quick Tip about Food, Inc.. March 06, 2011
Food, Inc.
read china study as well; both books are very informative as to why we need to radically change our diet for our own heatlh and health of the planet, as well as defang industrial animal abuse system
posted a Quick Tip about Mothering. March 06, 2011
Mothering Magazine
So incredibly sad to learn Mothering is no longer in print! They have decided to cease printing and publication, but will still be an online company, love their website! At least that's not going anywhere. …
Do One Green Thing: Save the Earth Through Simple
I'm not a tree hugger or an organic apple fiend. I like my meat to come from a cow, my showers extra steamy, my strawberries as cheap as can be, and my water bottled and of "natural spring" …
posted a Quick Tip about Animal Wellfare Approved. March 02, 2011
posted in Sustainablog
verifying free range farming
With so much green-washing in the market today, how can you be sure that any labels on your meat or dairy products mean anything? Naturally raised? Sustainably raised? Free Range? These terms have little …
posted a Quick Tip about The Gourmet Butcher... from Farm to T.... March 01, 2011
The Gourmet Butcher... from Farm to Table
Don't forget the offal when dressing your deer. Grilled venison heart is delicious!
posted a Quick Tip about Boiron Oscillococcinum for Children. February 25, 2011
posted in Eco-Babyz
Boiron Oscillococcinum for Children
Works great for prevention if you know you'll be in a crowd during flu season and also really good to take at the first onset of fever/chills. In our experience it stops the illness from progressing and …
posted a Quick Tip about Composting. February 24, 2011
posted in Sustainablog
Composting
Got leftover wine? Yeah, I know, it's a rarity here, too... but when you do, pour it into your compost bin, pile, or other receptacle... it works as a compost starter.
reviewed The Gourmet Butcher... from Farm to T.... February 22, 2011
posted in Sustainablog
The Gourmet Butcher... from Farm to Table
Spent some time this weekend with Cole Ward's new video series The Gourmet Butcher... from Farm to Table, and learned a lot about the process of taking a quarter of beef, a hog carcass, etc., and …
posted a Quick Tip about Precycling. February 21, 2011
posted in Mongabay
Precycling
Precycling is really just about buying less junk you don't actually need. Ever since I left my full time job to stay home with the baby (and work from home part-time) we have been a lot more selective …
posted a Quick Tip about Freecycling. February 21, 2011
posted in Grist
Freecycling
My daughter is dressed mostly in 'freecycled' clothing from relatives, there is so much to go around I can't even imagine throwing it away, what a huge waste. Craigslist is great for this purpose, I've …
reviewed Supernana. February 18, 2011
posted in Eco-Babyz
supernana
Living in a home on a concrete slab in the Northeast of the U.S. can get quite chilly, especially in the winter months. It's beautiful in the summer and keeps our home cool, but in February you don't …
reviewed Bright Green Dishwasher Detergent. February 18, 2011
Bright Green Dishwasher Detergent
I tried the powder version of the Bright Green and it works great. Cascade changed the powder formula and it's just awful, makes your plastics all white and it stinks. This is unscented and my dishes …
reviewed "Inside a Slaughterhouse". February 15, 2011
posted in Sustainablog
Once again, the original credit for this find goes to our writer ziggy, who reviewed this video at our blog. Like him, I found this pretty tame, especially coming from an investigative reporter. No questions …
posted a Quick Tip about Organic Gardening. February 14, 2011
posted in Sustainablog
Organic Gardening
Thinking about your Spring garden yet? I am... and one practice I plan to experiment with this year is companion planting. That is, I'll be thinking about how some plants benefit the growth/survival …
posted a Quick Tip about Agave Nectar. February 13, 2011
posted in Mongabay
The marketing campaigns advertising agave as 'healthy' have worked well. I thought it was too. I never tried it or intended to (I use maple syrup and honey), but just like the soy hype it has …
posted a Quick Tip about Wool Socks. February 11, 2011
posted in Awesomeness
Your favorite brands of wool socks (organic or not)?
Well, that depends. I knit socks for myself all the time, and the yarn is generally wool blended with nylon or another synthetic. I can wear those comfortably, and they're very warm. But 100% wool …
posted a Quick Tip about Cat Litter. February 11, 2011
posted in Sustainablog
cat litter
Traditional cat litters are made from clay, which has a couple of problems: it's generally strip-mined, and the dust can irritate you cat's respiratory system. I've found that alternatives made from pine …
reviewed Fig Food Co.. February 11, 2011
posted in Eco-Babyz
Fig Food Co.
I have four feet of snow outside with ten foot snowbanks. In the past sixteen years of living here north of Boston this is perhaps the snowiest winter of all! I can't remember a January with a major …
reviewed Three Sisters Instant Oatmeal.. February 10, 2011
posted in Green Living
Three Sisters Instant Oatmeal is much better than the ordinary
Everyone should eat breakfast. Why not eat a nutritious meal to start the day which is also eco-friendly. Speaking of, the good people at Three Sisters Cereal once again gave me three products for …
Poisoned for Profit: How Toxins Are Making Our
Have you wondered why there seems to be an epidemic of serious childhood illnesses, like cancer, asthma and birth defects, in America? It has a lot to do with the huge increase, over the past 50 years, …
reviewed GreenWorks. February 08, 2011
GreenWorks
How does this product meet your green values?   Alcohol, VOCs, ethoxylates, phthalate containing synthetic fragrance, and dyes? Yep, they got 'em. Not sure where this ends up being green …
reviewed Ecover Ecological Dishwashing Liquid. February 05, 2011
posted in Sustainablog
Ecover Ecological Dishwashing Liquid
OK, I admit it... even though I discuss this stuff daily, I still worry about quality and performance with green cleaning products. Ecover's dishwashing liquid works as well as any other dish soap …
reviewed Bungalow BeBe. February 04, 2011
posted in Eco-Babyz
Bungalow Bebe
Organic cotton clothing can be pricey. I generally don't buy any for myself or my daughter unless I find a really good deal. Why even bother? Well, because conventional cotton is grown with insane …
reviewed Food, Inc.. February 04, 2011
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Food, Inc.
   I tend to avoid constant streams of news because the flow of bad and dark overwhelms me and makes me feel hopeless. I can't watch the endless commentary on why people do some of the hideous …
reviewed Solglimt Bed and Breakfast. February 01, 2011
posted in Unique Hotels
Solglimt Bed and Breakfast
On our way to the northern edge of Minnesota for a New Year’s celebration, to a ski town called Lutsen, my fiancé and I made a pit stop in the city of Duluth. It was late on a Thursday night, …
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