Category Archives: Sustainability

Christmas for the Birds

Cleaning out my fridge, I found a few old nuts, seeds, dried figs and a jar of rendered beef fat. And I had orange halves left over from squeezing fresh orange juice. So – always wanting to find a use … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw Away That Orange Peel!

If you think that orange peels are only good for throwing away, then this will come as a surprise: they are edible! After the peels are totally dried out (I usually hang them over my fruit basket for a week … Continue reading

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The Minimalist Challenge

It appears that “minimalism” has become the newest chic thing.  There are minimalist groups on Facebook, and a number of books and blogs focused on this topic.  There is the Tiny House craze, and the minimalist or capsule wardrobe (33 pieces of … Continue reading

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Simplifying the Not-So-Simple Life

When my husband and I decided to leave congested Washington, DC behind and pursue the “simple life” in the country, we really didn’t know what we were getting into. Our property consisted of fields and woods – no road, no … Continue reading

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Hiding Inside the Soil: Winter Food

It is hard to believe that this time of year, after the ground has frozen and re-frozen for months, and was smothered with snow for most of winter, that there would be anything left that would qualify as food. And … Continue reading

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