Gardening…Finally!

So I have been going back and forth on the idea of gardening. I love the idea of having lush, beautiful plants with vegetables all over our yard, but the work involved seems daunting. The other day I was at a neighbor’s house commenting on their beautiful garden and they gave me some plants they weren’t going to use, so Maya and I planted them. We have zucchini, green beans, snap peas and beets. Maya really enjoyed the...

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Curbside Compost

I know it’s been a while since my last post, but in the meantime the city of Portland has started a curbside compost pickup. Since I don’t really do much gardening (although I would love to try to find the patience and time for it), I don’t have a need for my own compost. It’s a great program for eliminating waste that used to go into the landfill. They accept all food products and even dirty napkins and pizza...

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Less Waste

We have decided to take measures to reduce our waste and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Now that spring is coming, we can start buying many more fresh foods and stop buying so many pre-packaged foods. It’s not like we eat many TV dinner like foods, but the more fresh foods we eat, the less waste we will create, so we’re going to try to accomplish 2 goals at once. I think one of the most beneficial things to do to...

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Informative Video: The True Cost of Food

This video talks about the true cost of food and other interesting information. Worth watching! Great reasons to buy...

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What to do with Pulp from the Juicer

After I juice a ton of fruits and vegetables, I can't stand just throwing away all of that pulp so I have started thinking of things to do with it.

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