Category: Food waste

Planet Over Popularity

Shampoo bars. Reusable straws. Bamboo toothbrushes. Check, check and check. You’ll also find eco laundry soap, cleaning vinegar, and organic produce in my home, and laundry flapping out on my clothesline. I must be one of the green cool kids. If only the environment…


For those of you following this series, we’ve already covered 4 of the 5Rs — refuse, reduce, reuse, and repurpose. You might be thinking that the last one of the 5 will be Recycling. However, so many of us are familiar with recycling that…

A Minimalist Pantry

The other day, I was rifling through jar after jar of miscellaneous dried contents in my under-lit pantry, looking for pumpkin seeds. “Is it this jar? Nope, that’s flax seed. This jar? Nope, freekah. Well it has to be this jar. Dang, still nope….

Repurposing Containers

Contrary to what our consumer society says, we don’t have to have an individually tailored item that can only be used for one purpose.

Rhubarb Schnapps

The organic rhubarb I planted two years ago is still getting established. My plants aren’t making enough at once to harvest for a cobbler, but I haven’t wanted to waste the few stalks here and there that were ready to be enjoyed. Plus, picking…