Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2011«

Cutting Out Take-Out

April 29, 2011


I recently posted about the importance of choosing responsibly sourced meats.  I’m really good about this at home.  If I don’t know where it came from and how it was raised I don’t buy it.  Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) are just too terrible.  Meat is a lot like soy in that way, if it […]

The Garden: Day 1 (Take Two)

April 25, 2011


Ok, I promised you pictures, so here they are: I think I’m going to cut free the few cells that sprouted and try to replant those lucky seedlings in another container.  In the meantime my garden is behind schedule, so I picked up some jiffy peat pellets and replanted everything in my trusty old plastic […]

Damping Off

April 23, 2011


I’m sure all of you gardeners out there have heard of damping off.  It’s when your adorable little seedling come up nice and strong, and then suddenly take sick and keel over as the base of their stems is attacked by mold. I’ve dealt with damping off before, I know how to handle it.  This […]

The Future of Fair Trade

April 20, 2011


As people become increasingly aware of how the global market works, it is only natural that there will be a demand for greater transparency. We all want to know where our food, paper products, construction materials, jewelry, etc., comes from so that we can make informed choices about the products we consume. Some companies and […]

Meet Your Meat

April 16, 2011


For me a big part of an Ethitarian lifestyle is responsible sourcing.  This applies especially to food, and most importantly, to meat.  I don’t eat a lot of meat, so it’s worth making sure that the meat I do eat was raised humanely and sustainably. There are some obvious reasons why this is a good […]

Vegan Southwest Polenta Lasagna

April 13, 2011


If you’ve been reading my blog you will have already seen my recipe for Southwest Polenta Lasagna.  I’ve made it twice now since coming up with the recipe and it was completely delicious both times.  One thing has been bothering me though- I haven’t gotten around to posting a vegan version. I did a little […]

Making My Bed

April 11, 2011


I’m still feeling a bit under the weather, but Sunday’s amazing warmth was just too good an opportunity to pass up.  I’ve been wanting to put in a flower bed next to my front door and the unexpected sunshine was the perfect excuse.  There is, well was, a funny gap at the corner of the […]