Greening your life—reducing your impact on the environment—takes a little research and planning. Because the kitchen is the most waste-producing room in an average house, it's a great place to start. The best way to do it is slowly, b... Read more
The next time a recipe calls for fresh basil, skip the poor substitute of dried basil, forgo the last-minute dash to the supermarket for some overpriced wilted basil, and just pluck a few tender leaves off of the basil plant you have growing in your... Read more
When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo... Read more
Do the changing seasons leave you a little wistful for summer’s wealth of fresh produce? Then keep the growing season going all year by starting an indoor herb garden! Even if you have little experience with plants or very little space to work... Read more
Environmentalists have been admonishing us for years to conserve fuel to lessen our impact on the planet. Some of us have taken heed by walking, biking, carpooling, combining trips, or trading in our SUVs for hybrids. While you probably appreciate th... Read more
I want to really try to eat 5 servings a day of fruits and veggies (at least). I realized tonight that I do start the day eating right, but I blow it later on. And, I usually plan to eat my veggies with my dinner, with the exception of salads for lu... Read more
I just read an online article (Huffington Post, I think) that says 7-8 servings of vegetables per day will enhance health in measurable ways.
I don't doubt the overall idea that vegetables have health benefits, but is there a "standard amount" (... Read more
You can plant gardens wherever are and enjoy the fruits of your labor in the freshest vegetables and fruits you can eat. Whether it is a container garden, a garden under lights, or in your back yard, it can also elevate your spirits and provide a li... Read more
Victory Gardens were a popular thing back in the early 1940s. Some referred to them as 'war gardens' while others called them 'food gardens for defense'. In 1943 due to the rationing of canned goods for families, these gardens produced up to 41 perce... Read more
I've been saying for years that I want to start my own garden. I love this time of year when farmer's markets open, and each week, and vendors have new things to try. I always go and think "I'm sure it couldn't be tha... Read more
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