How d’ya like me now?

The newest phone, a more fashionable hand bag, a bigger house . . .  What do these things do for us? What they don't do is bring lasting happiness, nor do they make us better humans. Playing "one-up" pits us against one another, turning friends into opponents and creating an obscene amount of waste as …

Reno’s and Waste

Our kitchen has always been an eyesore, built long ago, with the cheapest of everything.  Since we are heavy users of our kitchen we decided that we’d take the plunge, at last, in an effort to make our kitchen time more enjoyable and efficient. We had a limited budget of $5,000, which meant careful consideration of all available options. This …

Double Bag That, Please! (and Thai Eggplant)

I have been thinking a lot about food waste since we buy our fair share of imported ingredients. Trying to gather more information, I was shocked to learn that food waste outweighs transportation in the ecological problems it causes. It's surprising that we could make a bigger difference with thoughtful food choices than by switching to …