Category: Going Green

Canning Basics- Awesome Infographic!

Using a Water Bath for Canning

I’m so excited! Our local berry farm opened for everyone to start picking strawberries this week. We love to go out to the farm and pick whatever’s growing in the field. Right now it’s strawberries.  In a few weeks it will be blackberries, blueberries and corn.  Tomatoes and squash pop […] Read more…

Back to Gardening Basics: Easy Composting

Easy Composting

My DH is always complaining about how much garbage he takes out each week.  On a heavy cooking/cleaning weekend, he’ll take out a bag full each day.  There has to be a way to reduce what we toss, right?  Cue my annual goal to have  a lovely, bountiful garden. I […] Read more…

Foods That Can Be Grown From Scraps

Food That Can Be Grown From Scraps

One day while on the phone with my sister, we somehow got on the subject of green onions.  I don’t know how…it just happened.  She told me that she always has green onions growing in jars, ready to snip any time she needs them. Of course, the competitive sibling side […] Read more…

Eat Seasonally

Here’s a great general guide to what fruits and vegetables are in season at what time of year- give or take a few weeks depending on where you live.  Save money, be healthy and support your local economy – eat seasonally.       When Fruits Are In Season Year-Round […] Read more…

Frugal Challenge: Homemade Laundry Detergent-Powder

homemade laundry detergent

  The Challenge: Significantly reduce the cost of washing clothes. The Solution: Give up the wonderful smell and convenience of my favorite detergent and make one from scratch that will work just as well. OK, I’m not that thrilled about this one, but dang! Laundry detergent is expensive!  I’ve read […] Read more…

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