Invasion of the fruit flies

Nov 13, 12 Invasion of the fruit flies

Posted by in Photos, The Kitchen

GAH! Fruit flies. God damn mother $#@%&*ing fruit flies. With the CSA this summer -there were flies. With the aging bananas that are on my counter always – there are flies. But when summer ended and turned to a nice crispy fall air I figured those buggers were gone. Then, all of a sudden, they’re baaaaaack. At one...

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World Food Day

Oct 16, 12 World Food Day

Posted by in Family, The Kitchen

Today is World Food Day. When you sit down to eat every day, do you think about how the meal you’re eating is the product of a complex, and broken, global food system? This World Food Day, Oxfam America is teaming up with a host of allies across the US and around the globe. We have a simple yet compelling idea—to host a...

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Old school baggin’ it.

Jul 09, 12 Old school baggin’ it.

Posted by in The Home, The Kitchen

I went to the grocery the other day, spur of the moment, so, no bags. When I asked for paper the bagger took out a paper bag IN a plastic bag. “The paper bags don’t have handles so we have to put them in plastic if you want to carry them that way.” Or anyway for that matter, I think to myself. The paper bags were...

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The non crafty mama get her sailboat on.

Sep 01, 11 The non crafty mama get her sailboat on.

Posted by in Family, Rants & Raves

Again, I don’t think I can take credit for this one either. I don’t know if I saw it somewhere or if it just came to me in a vision as I was looking at yet another egg carton in the recylcle bin. You’ll need: egg carton construction paper markers scissors glue       I know most sites would...

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Cloth for kids – a cheapo eco find

Jun 13, 11 Cloth for kids – a cheapo eco find

Posted by in Rants & Raves

And we don’t just use ‘em on bums around here! My kids use cloth napkins when I can get them to use a napkin at all. It’s difficult to get a kid to use a napkin when they think that their shoulder is an equally good alternative. It’s a struggle I know, but if it’s going to end up with one bit of yogurt...

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I ain’t afraid of no poop.

Jan 22, 10 I ain’t afraid of no poop.

Posted by in Rants & Raves

Who’s afraid of a little poop? Me, or at least I was.  My name is Sharon and I am afraid of poop. I wanted to cloth diaper my little one but I was afraid it would be harder, messier, and more expensive than disposables.  And really, was it any better for the environment?  In spite of my fears I started cloth diapering my then...

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