Hot enough for you? How to talk about climate change so your friends and family can hear you

talk about climate change with friends and family

“So, do you think climate change is causing the fires?”  Questions like  that feel like one of those freeze frame things where the camera zooms in on your wide-eyed “uh-oh” face. If you get into a talk about climate change how will it go? Is it going to turn into a big thing where you …

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Sustainable living motivation: How to keep yours burning bright

Sustainable Living Motivation Tips

Ever get a sinking feeling like your sustainable actions just don’t matter? What’s one stainless steel straw when the world is awash in plastic? Why grow your own garden when there are tomatoes at the grocery store? It’s easy to become fatigued. All that beeswax wrap making and biking places and worry over whether or …

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Got Green Tomatoes? 32 Easy Green Tomato Recipes for Any Time of Day

“What the heck do I do with this?” Green tomatoes can be a lovely mystery. Everyone knows that fried green tomatoes are a thing (and a good thing) but people don’t usually know how many wonderful green tomato recipes there are, for dishes ranging from breakfast through to dinner and dessert. If you’re a new …

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Help! My simple living life doesn’t feel simple! A routine to keep it together

Four part framework for a simple living life

Do you ever feel like you’re living a simple living life but life doesn’t feel simple? Are you overwhelmed with house and family and garden and projects? Isn’t it supposed to feel better when you stop running around and keeping up with the Joneses? Maybe you’ve cut down your obligations and your spending and started …

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The best dandelion recipes for every season: 35 tasty ways to use this free superfood all year long

Dandelion flower and daisies

Spring has sprung and summer is on the way. Sunny yellow dandelions are everywhere, and the bees are busy buzzing from one golden orb to the next. It’s time to break out the family favorite dandelion recipes and take it up to eleven with some of the best and most creative dandelion concoctions to be …

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Shelter in place tips to stay healthy and happy: Pandemic food, cleaning and self care

social distancing tips for the long term

You’re probably sheltering in place, or preparing to do so or at least staying home a lot more. I am too. Whether you’re in quarantine or self-isolating, or just hunkering down inside until it’s all over, people all over the globe are doing the same. Here are some shelter in place tips to help you …

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