adventures in modern, urban domesticity

Monthly Archives: January, 2012

The Unexpected Loom

About a week ago, I left my building to go to work, walked about 15 feet and was stopped dead in my tracks by this loom that was sitting on … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · 14 Comments

Two options for the urban gardener

Do you live in the city and have a rooftop, sunny alleyway or even a fire escape?  If you’re looking for inspiration, see what Farmtina has done with container gardens … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Moving Up the Urban Food Chain

With all this talk of composting, why don’t we move up the food-chain a bit and talk about all the things that happen to food before it ends up in … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · 9 Comments

Design + Composting in India: The Daily Dump

These beautiful terracotta planters are…. you guessed it! Composters!  I came across an article in City Farmer News this week about an inspiring kitchen waste management project in Bangalore, India, … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · 4 Comments

Harvesting your Worm Bin – Indoor Composting part 2

Once you get your worm bin up and running, you will fall into the happy rhythm of saving/freezing your scraps when you cook and adding them to your bin once … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · 6 Comments

Windowfarm update: tiny sprouts!

They’re growing!  After my last failure with seed starting, I was beginning to think I would never succeed as an urban, indoor, landless farmer. Yet, here they are.  Clockwise from … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · 4 Comments

A terrarium interlude

My friend, Johanna, has the terrarium fever – and she’s got it bad!  Any glass vessels in her vicinity will suddenly be filled with strange flora and figurine fauna.  She … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · 3 Comments

Worms Are Your Friends – Indoor Composting (part 1)

I need to clarify one point.  My brand new outdoor compost tumbler does not include worms.  They need an environment between 55°-80° and wouldn’t survive the winter in New York. … Continue reading

January 17, 2012 · 7 Comments

Let’s take a moment to talk about : forks!

All of your comments have had me thinking about composting of all kinds lately, and I am working on a longer post about indoor worm bins. But in the meantime, … Continue reading

January 14, 2012 · 4 Comments

Feelin’ the composting love!

Wow.  Now I know what it means to have been freshly pressed – and it’s awesome.  I have to say that until yesterday, the majority of my blog readers were … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · 5 Comments

Urban Composting: how to convince your building that it’s cool.

It’s January 10th and I am pleased to announce that I have already fulfilled a resolution!  Never mind that it was a resolution made back in 2010.  This weekend we … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · 143 Comments

Cheese on Film

When I’m not overstretching my mozzarella to make string cheese, I like for it to star in artistic films.  Awhile ago, I had the good fortune to participate in a … Continue reading

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January 6, 2012 · 2 Comments


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