Monday’s Guests – Homemade Laundry Soap

This week we’ve got a fantastic post from Bailey Cole about how to make your own laundry soap. It will save you a TON of money compared to using the store bought detergents and of course it’s lacking all of those toxic chemicals that modern laundry soap contains. —————————————————————-  I have been making my own…

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Stuffed Zucchini

I suppose I should actually title this post “What to Do with Too Much of a Good Thing”, but I don’t think that’ll fit in the title box. Still, it’s an appropriate title. Zucchini is delicious. It’s one of the first “summer” veggies that come up in our climate (San Francisco/Bay Area), and I’m always…

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Self Sufficiency…Where are We Now?

About 3 months ago Kate, from Living the Frugal Life posted on her blog about how far they had come in terms of self sufficiency. For those 3 months I’ve been wanting to do a similar post, but just haven’t gotten around to it. Well, now is the time. So here goes some of our…

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Thursday in the City- Truck Farm

Photo via Planet Green Our cities need more green spaces.   It helps keep our waters clean, the air we breathe clean, reduces heat island index, provides a habitat for animals and insects, and the list goes on.  Urban farming has been gainig popularity and it couldn’t be at a better time.   Food is…

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We Want to Hear from You!

We want to meet you, our fabulous readers (best people in the world IMO) even if it’s just here online. So give us a quick hello and tell us a bit about your awesome selves! What are your goals, concerns, etc? Got questions? We promise we won’t bite. We all had to start somewhere and are…

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Russian Tea Cakes

I love desserts. I always have. I love making desserts. Big batches of cookies, galettes, biscotti…you name it. Usually I’m even pretty good at making a big batch of sweets and then feeding them to OTHER people. Big pans of brownies? No problem: take ’em to the office, or send them off with the boyfriend…

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No Spraying

This year we’ve decided to go the “no-spray” route in regards to pests because of the honeybees. Every day I’m amazed by the biodiversity in our crops. A couple of weeks ago I saw my very first Green Lacewing. The larva of which feeds on soft-bodied insects, such as aphids, spider mites, immature bugs, and…

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Giant Produce

Squeek and her pumpkin As discussed before, Squeek prefers to romp around the vegetable garden rather than stay on her side of the fence. Since she insists on being in there I’ve decided she might as well be useful (other than chasing rodents with fluffy tails).  Sitting politely next to one of our volunteer pumpkins you can get…

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