Category Archives: Green Living

Salt the Earth…

Poison ivy and I have a long sad history together. I’m highly allergic, and quickly resemble a leper or plague victim, complete with rotting skin, it’s…horrible. We had eradicated the poison ivy from our old yard – and prevented the … Continue reading

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It’s July…With No Air Conditioning

You may remember my post a couple of months ago about our decision to forego a/c for the summer when faced with an estimate of $5,000 – $8,000 to put in air conditioning in our new enormous house. Well, we … Continue reading

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Kansas City Urban Farm Tour – Day One

Folks, you are in for a visual treat today! Saturday, June 22nd, was the first day of Cultivate KC’s Urban Farm Tour and we visited eight locations! Considering how much I love to talk and geek on all things gardening, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate In Recycling – Buy An Old House

I posted this article on Bubblews, but thought I would also add it to this site, for those who don’t want to follow the link off to a different site. Tomorrow’s post is The Devastation of Fishes. Stay tuned! Here … Continue reading

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A Grim Future

I just found a rather frightening article on Reuters discussing the ramped up use of pesticides on American farms. Apparently the GM crops that Monsanto has been promoting so heavily are now encouraging the development of “superweeds” and have increased … Continue reading

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Easy (and Cheap) Cleaning Products

I’ve been threatening to do this for ages with my cleaning biz – I wanted to switch over to all homemade cleaning products for some time now. The problem? I had what seemed like an unending pile of cleansers and … Continue reading

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Cast Iron – the Original Non-Stick

My nonstick cookware and I have a love/hate relationship. I love having the ability to cook in a nonstick, and not have to spend hours scrubbing out burned on food, but I hate… Having to replace it when it gets … Continue reading

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Get Rid of That Lawn

“You don’t like grass much, do you?” Over the years I’ve heard variations on that comment. A lot of them. And no, I don’t. I am not a cow and cannot eat grass. Nor do I have a cow.or any … Continue reading

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Onions, Onions, Onions!

Minced Onions It all started with my Quick Fix, Healthy Mix cookbook. There was a great recipe inside on how to make dry onion soup mix. It called for 1/4 cup of minced dried onion and after doing the calculations … Continue reading

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DIY Pectin…and All Things Apple

I am now determined to make my own pectin instead of buying it in the store. So much so that I placed a request on Freecycle asking if anyone would mind me gleaning from their crabapple tree AND I am … Continue reading

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