Patchwork Living Blogging Bee

If you're a part of the Attainable Sustainable Facebook group, you've seen me mention Frugal Kiwi more than once. I'm a bit of a fan, see, so I'm thrilled to announce a new feature in collaboration with Melanie McMinn, the mastermind behind the New Zealand based Frugal Kiwi. Together, we will be hosting a weekly […] Read More


Preserving Tomatoes as Salsa

Preserve your garden's bounty with this simple salsa recipe.

Sustainable Dog Care

While I grew up with dogs, sustainably housing, feeding, and caring for a dog is not in my current realm. (Cats, yes. Dog? No.) Happily, Roxanne Hawn, who blogs at Champion of my Heart, agreed to share her thoughts on raising a dog in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. Welcome, Roxanne! ### A […] Read More

Easy Water Catchment

One of the many reasons I'm working toward better sustainability is to be prepared in case of an emergency. Whether it's a simple case of a power outage or an all-out emergency like our friends in Japan faced with the March tsunami, being prepared is so important. [Let me interrupt this post to send you […] Read More

Liliko‘i -- or passion fruit -- is the epitome of tropical flavor and perfect for turning into jelly.

Lilikoi (Passion Fruit) Jelly

Otherwise known as passion fruit, liliko‘i is Mother Nature’s answer to a SweeTart. The first sour bite of a liliko‘i will jangle all the way back to your jawbone. Stick with it, though, and you’ll catch the tropical sweet undertones if this much-loved fruit. Filled with small black seeds wrapped in a juicy orange membrane, […] Read More

What Would Happen If…?

I am one of those people who finds it hard to follow exact instructions. I'm more than willing to experiment, whether it be in the kitchen, the garden, or at the craft table. I'm always surprised when an editor wants me to add three more steps to a 17-step how-to article. Some of those steps […] Read More

Don't just compost the rinds! Save them to make watermelon rind relish, a super easy knock-off of Del Monte's hamburger relish.

Watermelon Rind Relish

Save your watermelon rinds to make a knock-off old fashioned hamburger relish!


Are You Clogging the Landfills with Styrofoam?

Now here's a challenge that will be either super easy for you or really hard - especially if you order takeout on a regular basis in certain states (ahem, Hawaii!). While some communities have banned polystyrene (Styrofoam is a brand name for polystyrene), others continue to allow restaurants and food service companies to serve meals […] Read More

Straw Bale Fail

(If you're reading this on the front page, click through for more images.) I've been gardening for years, but the idea of planting in straw bales is new to me. I ran across this post about straw bale gardening earlier this year and was intrigued enough to mention in on the Attainable Sustainable Facebook page. […] Read More

Beets fresh out of the garden are destined for this favorite "beet caviar" salad.

Beet Caviar: The Irresistible Purple Salad

Beets fresh out of the garden are destined for this favorite "beet caviar" salad.