Carrot Ginger Soup: Health Benefits in Each Warm Slurp

carrot ginger soup

I adore anything carrot–especially carrot ginger soup. When I saw a recipe in Edible Jersey from Jess Niederer of Chickadee Creek Farm, Pennington, New Jersey using carrots and ginger together, I thought to myself–soothing and immune boosting. What is not to love?

Selling Cell Phones Online or at Stores. Keep out of Landfills.

Selling Your Cell Phones Online or at the Store

A week ago, I wrote about recycling, donating, or selling your electronics. Phones are probably the easiest to sell since many people upgrade their phones every two years. I left my old phones in a drawer for a year and never thought they would be worth anything–but I was wrong. So, go and get those […]

Flooring Choices: My Durability, Cost, & Environmental Perpective

Direct Buy Flooring Options

When we built our house ten years ago, the choice of the right flooring was a huge decision. Not only did we look at the environmental aspect of each flooring choice but we also took into account durability and cost. It wasn’t easy.  Listed below were our flooring choices.  (Be sure to check out the […]

How to Cook with Frozen Peppers from Summer Harvest

freeze peppers

I love growing and eating peppers. Unfortunately, pepper season ends around October in zone 6. So, how do I keep my pepper addiction alive during the winter? I freeze my summer harvest of peppers! Yep, I freeze them and use them the whole winter. Let me teach you how.

How to Get Rid of Old Electronics: Donate, Sell, or Recycle

How to get rid of old electronics

Once I put the garden to bed in November, I start to see my house in a new light. I love this house, but this year it needs a super “de-cluttering.” We aren’t talking about simply re-arranging the pantry which I do every, single year–we are talking cleaning out the closets. Over the next couple […]

Watermelon Jam. Saving Summer for Later.

Watermelon Jam

I love watermelon, but you can’t grow it in the dead of winter. But I can surely grow them in the summer–10 to 15  large watermelons.  By the third watermelon, my children scream”ENOUGH.”  So, what happens to all those watermelons?  I either give some away and the rest, I juice and store in the freezer […]

10 Tips for a Green Christmas. Start with the Tree.

Green Christmas Tips

So, now that you know purchasing real trees is the ticket toward a greener holiday, what else can you do to promote an eco-friendly Christmas? Here are 10 green Christmas tips from The Nature Conservancy:

Planting Garlic in the Fall

Plant Garlic in the Fall

If you love garlic as much as I do, then frost is your best friend.  Why?  It is time to plant garlic! Bearing any disasters, next year you will be smothering in garlic.  Can’t you just smell the garlic now?