Homemade Pizza is the Ultimate Fast Food – <em>Really!</em>

Homemade Pizza is the Ultimate Fast Food – Really!

I have two teenage boys. In their perfect world, they would eat pizza every single day. Happily, I have perfected a method of making homemade pizza – with homemade dough – that eliminates the takeout boxes (and the takeout expense)…

Are you Prepared for an Emergency?

Are you Prepared for an Emergency?

With the devastating images coming out of Japan following the deadly earthquake and tsunami, it’s a fair question. Would you be ready in case of such a disaster? Like many people living on the Ring of Fire, we found ourselves…

Composting for the Lazy Person

An awful lot of people have said an awful lot about composting. Mostly, they make it sound like an awful lot of work. Let me clear the air: composting is easy. You (yes, you) are nothing but a middle man…

A Better Paper Towel

A Better Paper Towel

Giving up the convenience of paper towels is something many people won’t consider. If you’re one of those people, there is something you can do to make your paper towel use just a bit greener. Instead of buying bleached white…

Add a Bare Root Fruit Tree to your Yard

If you’d like to add a fruit tree or berries to your yard or garden, you still have time to consider bare root in many regions.  A bare root plant comes just like it sounds – with its roots bare,…

Start Using Rechargeable  Batteries

Start Using Rechargeable Batteries

Whether you’ve got kids in the house who burn through batteries at an alarming rate or you just use a few in the course of a year, it makes sense to invest in a small collection of rechargeable batteries and…

Upcycling Pallets

I’ve been reading a lot lately about clever people turning wood pallets into creative projects. It makes sense; many pallets are not reused, but destined for the landfill; might as well use that wood for something. It makes good sense…

Oatmeal in a Jar: Faster (and Healthier) than McDonald’s

Oatmeal in a Jar: Faster (and Healthier) than McDonald’s

McDonald’s has added oatmeal to its breakfast menu. Terrific! Who hasn’t been time pinched at breakfast time and looking for a nice healthy option? Not so fast. McDonald’s isn’t doing you (or the environment) any favors with their oatmeal. It’s…

Stop the Junk Mail Insanity

Not only is a mailbox overflowing with catalogs and junk mail a pain, it’s also an environmental waste. All that glossy paper (and oh, the fake credit cards!) wastes fuel as it makes its way to your house. And then…

How to Plant a Seed

How to Plant a Seed

As someone who’s been growing a garden – or at least helping to grow a garden – since I was a child, it is almost unfathomable to me that someone could not know how to plant a seed. I’ve had…