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Monthly Archives: February, 2012

The Homies!

This has been an exciting week, what with being nominated for a Homie –  Apartment Therapy’s annual shout-out to all the home-related blogs out there.  I’ve been spending a lot … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Food Gathering: Beyond the Supermarket.

I’m sorry to have missed this weekend’s annual JustFood Conference, because the panel discussions and workshops all looked so fascinating.  There were sessions covering everything from understanding the Farm Bill … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 5 Comments

Kitchen Cosmetics: Would you care to try our house-made, artisanal deodorant?

Let’s start from the premise that deodorant is problematic.  For one thing, the kinds that really work are filled with all sorts of things that are suspect for your health: … Continue reading

February 17, 2012 · 10 Comments

More Valentine’s Inspiration

As I mentioned in my last post, I think this is the last year of the matchbox valentine for us and I need some new inspiration.  Just this morning, my … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Happy Valentine’s Day

Yes, it’s that time of the year when I pull out the little match boxes and origami paper that I don’t seem to ever use for its intended purpose.  For … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · 6 Comments

Schnitzelfest 2012

One of the side effects of a month of virtuous eating, was the excessive mental energy given to thinking about verboten foods, mostly in the form of fried potatoes, stewed … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · 7 Comments

By the way, what’s up with your building compost?

Our building compost has been going for one month!  Those of us participating in the program have gotten used to carrying our little buckets of food scraps down to the … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Ich bin ein Windowfarmer!

Over the past few weeks, after adding nutrients to my seedlings, they started to grow startlingly fast.  They went from this: To this: And finally, to this: The arugula even … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · 15 Comments

The Year of the Dragon

Perhaps you are wondering what I ate after 21 days of austerity? Both common sense and the guidebook tell you to ease back in, adding one category of food back … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

January is the Longest Month

January is the longest month.  Especially if you’re not eating sugar. or dairy. or soy. or gluten. or caffeine. or alcohol.  Yep.  That’s what I said.  We spent the first … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 10 Comments

Making the Most of Your CSA Share

Now that I know it will take at least two acres of land to feed my family of four, it’s obvious we will not be surviving our indoor farming endeavors. … Continue reading

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February 1, 2012 · 2 Comments


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