adventures in modern, urban domesticity

It’s Snowing Inside: on the pros and cons of DIY snowglobes

One of my rituals at the beginning of January is to purge our apartment of all of the extraneous stuff it’s collected since the beginning of the school year. To … Continue reading

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Que Coquito!

This time of year, I really want to like eggnog.  The idea of coming in from the cold and enjoying a creamy cup of spiked eggnog by the fire seems … Continue reading

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Bokashi Update (and other news from the world of composting).

Last February, I posted about our experiment with Bokashi composting, an indoor system that allows one to compost meat and dairy (all the things you can’t put in your regular … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

Buckwheat Crepes and No-tella, It’s What’s For Breakfast.

  If you like hazelnuts, chances are you love Nutella.  And honestly, who doesn’t?  The genius of mixing chocolate and hazelnuts into a delicious paste was necessitated by  chocolate shortages … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 8 Comments

My Zombie Apocalypse

A couple of years ago, Chuck Klosterman wrote an article in the New York Times examining why zombies were so popular these days. There is no denying that the undead … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Rise and Shine! 5 More Minutes!

 The first week of school felt like a dress rehearsal for the new year: you know how it’s supposed to go, but you aren’t completely sure where to stand and … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

School Lunch Utopia/Dystopia

There are so many reasons given for why we can’t seem to get it together to serve healthy food, family style, in our public schools. They are too big! It … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · 5 Comments

My School Lunch Fantasy

Tomorrow is the first day of school, and though we haven’t yet bought our school supplies, I am thinking mostly about lunch, which takes up only about 20 minutes of … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 11 Comments

What I did on my Summer Vacation

Hello there!  It’s been awhile.  Almost four months in fact.  The last post I wrote was a sunny account about how life was getting back to normal after our lives … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · 6 Comments

Debts of Domestic Gratitude

It’s been almost exactly a month since my last post.  Until then, things were humming along with quite a bit of momentum, full of the minutiae of daily life: cooking … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Fire Cider Report.

I was admittedly late in starting the fire cider.  According to those who know, one should start a fire cider in the fall – say October or November – so … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

School Lunch Confidential: Inside Cafeteria Composting

That’s right—what you are looking at is the inside of a trash can. If you pulled back to a wide angle, you would find yourself in the middle of an … Continue reading

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March 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

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