It's that time of year. The growing season is winding down, but there is still quite an abundance of local fruits and vegetables at all but the northernmost farmers' markets and coops (even here in NYC after Hurricane Irene did so much damage). I'm still eating like it's summer (well the end of summer) and hoping that it will never end. But there is a way to extend the bounty, even into the cold and snow that will be here before we know it. Preserve, preserve, preserve!
Every day, we all rely on water for a wide variety of uses around the house, inside and out. According to the EPA, you use 50 gallons of water a day on average. There are a lot of ways to save water around the house. Read more to find out.
Our water supplies are limited. With more than half of outdoor water used for lawns and gardens, a few simple steps can reduce your outdoor water consumption. So tighten those taps, eliminate those leaks and use water wisely. Read more to find out.
With almost the entire country trying to stay cool with air conditioners and fans, the electricity grid is over-taxed and electricity bills are soaring. Here are some tips to lower your energy bills, save energy and, indirectly, save water too.
I quickly paid for my items and told him I'd see him at market on Sunday. Uttering those few words - See you on Sunday - I know exactly what I can do to help: Keep showing up. (Read for more about the farmers' market relationship, plus a marinara sauce recipe!)
Giving the perfect gift can be difficult, even more so if you're looking for something that's good for your recipient, your community and our planet. To help you out, here are some ideas for greener gifts sure to please everyone on your list!
During the holiday season, the mindset of overabundance and a house full of dinner guests can lead to even more waste. We asked Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland, why food waste in our country is so high and what we can do to help ourselves and others during the holiday season.
Even the most avid cooks are guilty of letting fresh produce languish in the crisper drawer and allowing random excess dry goods overrun the pantry. Here, tips on how to make the most out of specific foods.