adventures in modern, urban domesticity

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

March 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

March: goes in with tree-tapping, goes out with syrup!

March isn’t a popular month in general: it’s too much winter and not enough spring, full of days that look promising and then end up windy and rainy.  It’s just … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · Leave a Comment

No More Dirty Looks

  NO MORE DIRTY LOOKS: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics is a book that I’ve referenced in several posts and was … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

Community Soup

February: it’s officially mid winter.  The holidays are long behind us and after the austerity measures we take on in January have ended, we are looking for some gratification. We typically … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Bokashi Experiment

Bokashi.  While it sounds like some kind of innovative spa treatment, it’s really the Japanese term for “fermented organic matter.”  Did you say fermented?  Well, then, sign me up! We … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 12 Comments

Flowering Tea Valentine

For Valentine’s Day this year, my mom sent us a package of little flowering tea buds and they were a delightful experiment to do with our kids.  We opened the … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Homemade Chocolate Valentines: a cautionary tale

There is a place down on west 22nd street that will cause you to do things you might later regret.  It’s called the New York Cake & Baking Distributer, and … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 13 Comments

Winter Soup: Dashi and Miso.

What is better than soup in the winter time?  On cold mornings, I love a cup of miso soup for breakfast and, since our local sushi joint isn’t open at … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a Comment

My Baroque Smoothie

In January of 2012, my husband and I embarked upon a 21-day cleanse, an experience I recounted here and one that I wasn’t sure I would ever try again.  While … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 11 Comments

Sauerkraut Redux

I love my Harsch fermentation crock, I really do!  But I do admit that there is a bit of a learning curve to it and at 7.5 liters, it’s best … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

Are You My Homie?

    The Homies are Apartment Therapy’s annual shout-out to the many and varied home-related blogs out there in the ether  and I’m honored to find Domaphile among the nominees … Continue reading

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February 5, 2013 · Leave a Comment


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