John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead."
Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri... 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
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
The hottest restaurants, the best museums, the latest trends: City living puts the good life at your fingertips. But with those perks often come long commutes, even longer work hours, cramped living quarters, and hectic schedules, all of which can ma... Read more
Living in a big city can be exciting. If you reside in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago or San Francisco, you have access to some of the hottest and trendiest health clubs and group exercise classes right in your back yard. And even if you live in... Read more
Made a wonderful lentil soup today. Used garden kale instead of spinach and added miso, fresh (actually frozen) grated turmeric root and cumin. Yum. Might add potato or yam to stretch out and fortify leftovers. Yum, yum.... Read more
"Do it now!" Do you see weeds in your garden? Pull it now? A pile of sheets to be folded? Fold it now. A room to clean downstairs? Clean it now. That is what I have been telling myself and I have been moving more nowadays!!... Read more
After eating out of my garden for a few weeks. I began to notice that my body would que me when I am deficient in nutrients such as protein or calcium. This is my first year with a real garden but hope it won't be the last.!... Read more
I eat a cup of broth-based soup with a little protein in it before my afternoon and evening meals. It really helps me feel satiated faster and keeps me from going back for seconds on more caloric items. For supreme convenience I make a big batch of s... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. At-home 'tasting game' helps kids accept vegetablesA really cool idea to get kids to chomp on new-to-them foods! ReutersReal Beauty Doesn’t Need Retouching, B... Read more
Like most of you, I love spring—and not just because it allows me to enjoy the outdoors. I am also excited because it marks the start of gardening season! With all the environmental and economic troubles we're facing, gardening is on the ri... Read more
I will start this post by saying that I won the battle against the marshmellows... I think I ate like 2.
So I'm going to start tracking my experiences gardening. We live in the middle of the 3rd largest city in PA. Our yard is 1/10 an acre and... Read more
I would love to grow my own vegetables. Alas, I am a creature of the city with an apartment with very little backyard space that is exposed to the sun.
I've been so inspired (and jealous) of people and their spring gardening plans that I'v... Read more
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