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Frozen Peppers and 50 Cent Gallons of Home Made Laundry Detergent
It's been a busy week. Crazy busy. That's a good thing. I shouldn't complain. But tonight I'm settling down to preserving some veggies I should have preserved days ago. Got some bell peppers I'm ...
Muskegon Critic 09/17/2011 43 36 14 247
Canning Tomatoes
If you were lucky, and got a bountiful tomato crop this year, you will want to preserve your harvest. Canning is a food process that was invented during the Napoleonic Wars, and mushroomed in ...
la motocycliste 09/17/2011 34 24 3 131
Living Simply: Zero waste and furniture
I am pleased with myself; I am putting my money where my mouth is with zero waste. For a year now I have been planning on getting a larger bed, and even though I'm watching every penny and worried ...
cordgrass 08/18/2011 45 47 5 352
I Planted a Recession Garden for the Veggies, it Fed my Soul Instead
I've had gardens before. Some have even been spectacular. Others...ehhh...just average. To quote an old Salsa song, however, I've always contended that "de acuerdo a la semilla, asi seran los ...
Keith930 08/10/2011 159 264 6 700
Living Simply: Zero Waste day-to-day
This really is more of a diary diary, my own mundane experience with living the zero waste lifestyle as best I can. I am late in writing this week; I've been trying hard to find community here in ...
cordgrass 08/02/2011 28 55 2 328
Tasty Bits v1.21
Welcome once again for another week's round-up of eco-foodie news, tips, links & recipes. Each week I glean tasty bits from the various blogs & sites I follow outside of the Kos-verse and bring them ...
ninkasi23 08/01/2011 10 10 1 124
Feasting green, cheap, and healthy - some recipes
I've been living frugally for almost a decade now, grew up in a family that was frugal even when we lived in what I now understand to be upper middle class. That was passed down from my grandparents ...
erratic 08/01/2011 121 116 26 661
Garlic - A Foray into Food Independence
Given that we have Garden Blogging (ala Saturday Morning), and groups for Living Simply and Urban Homesteading onsite now, I decided to share my experiences with growing and harvesting a low ...
Ezekial 23 20 07/23/2011 28 21 1 133
Tasty Bits v1.20
Welcome once again for another week's round-up of eco-foodie news, tips, links & recipes. Each week I glean tasty bits from the various blogs & sites I follow outside of the Kos-verse and bring them ...
ninkasi23 07/23/2011 22 11 - 90
Living Simply: Zero Waste and reality
I know this was already mentioned in the Hadley cell diary on the Texas drought, but I want to push it front and center. "24 Hours of Reality will focus the world’s attention on the ...
cordgrass 07/20/2011 5 14 1 89
Tasty Bits v1.19
Welcome once again for another week's round-up of eco-foodie news, tips, links & recipes. I hope you all had a good holiday weekend (if you're in the US)! Each week I glean tasty bits from the ...
ninkasi23 07/14/2011 15 14 1 102
Living Simply: Zero waste and community
I'm usually more focused on zero waste and recycling nitty gritty in this diary series, but today I'd like to write about the bigger picture. It's strange how zero waste threads through almost ...
cordgrass 07/13/2011 10 39 3 233
93 Days in Jail for Planting a Vegetable Garden in Your Front Yard?
According to Oak Park, Michigan, Julie Bass has violated the local city ordinance of what one can and cannot have for landscape in their front yard. Water wasting turf? YES! Ornamental plants ...
Ellinorianne 07/11/2011 391 482 8 2394
Raising meat rabbits: a tale of food independence almost anyone can participate in. (Part 2)
WARNING: This diary discusses the raising of rabbits for human consumption. If this topic disturbs you, please do not proceed.
DawnG 07/11/2011 62 51 11 545
A rabbit in every pot: a tale of food independence almost anyone can enjoy. (part 1)
A couple months ago I had bariatric surgery, and in the course of recovering I stumbled on an article on raising rabbits. I became so fascinated that it quickly turned into an obsession. I scoured ...
DawnG 07/11/2011 98 48 9 501
Living Simply: Zero Waste in the news
Usually my zero waste diaries are about zero waste in the home, but I wanted to feature an exciting zero waste news story coming out of Texas, of all places. It got a surprising amount of publicity ...
cordgrass 07/06/2011 15 12 - 98
Living Simply: Friday Open Thread
Welcome to the Friday open thread for the Living Simply group. If you are not familiar with our group, the basic idea, from our profile, is: A group to explore and share sustainable, ...
ALifeLessFrightening 07/01/2011 11 10 - 56
Living Simply: Zero waste and the Great Disruption
Last week's diary was on a very specific topic--bathroom trash. I think it's important to talk about specifics, because that is where the actual work is done on a consumer level, but it's also ...
cordgrass 06/29/2011 7 14 - 107
Living Simply: Friday Open Thread
Welcome to the Friday open thread for the Living Simply group. If you are not familiar with our group, the basic idea, from our profile, is: A group to explore and share sustainable, ...
ALifeLessFrightening 06/24/2011 13 18 - 100
Tasty Bits v1.16
Welcome once again for another week's round-up of eco-foodie news, tips, links & recipes. Each week I glean tasty bits from the various blogs & sites I follow outside of the Kos-verse and bring them ...
ninkasi23 06/23/2011 18 12 2 94
Living simply: Zero waste for the ladies
This is a diary for women only. Men, you have been warned--do not read below the Fleur du Kos. This is a diary for reducing bathroom trash. Up here in the intro are universal zero waste bathroom ...
cordgrass 06/22/2011 42 13 - 212
Free Food: Foraging in the Park across the Street
Edible ...
wide eyed lib 06/20/2011 74 61 7 419
Living Simply: Friday Open Thread
Welcome to the Friday open thread for the Living Simply group. If you are not familiar with our group, the basic idea, from our profile, is: A group to explore and share sustainable, ...
ALifeLessFrightening 06/17/2011 48 18 1 80
Living Simply: Zero waste is Old School
My last diary I got some pushback when I mentioned in the comments that often elderly people don't get it when it comes to zero waste and being green. There were responding comments listing how ...
cordgrass 06/15/2011 95 73 3 455
Friday Living Simply Open Thread
ALifeLessFrightening is again having her life getting in the way of posting diaries, so here goes: We have been having some VERY unseasonable weather- cool and WET. It's been great for the lettuce ...
la motocycliste 06/10/2011 19 14 - 82
Bonn Talks: Hope in a Stalk of Grain
“All countries need to do their fair share to tackle climate change. Yet rich industrialized countries which are most responsible for the climate crisis are not pulling their weight. “It’...
boatsie 06/09/2011 16 39 1 132
Living Simply: Zero waste is a pain in the butt
Striving for a zero waste lifestyle involves work. The work falls into two categories--lots of cooking and research. Both have their rewards. I have found that homemade pizza is better than ...
cordgrass 06/08/2011 132 61 3 531
How Hot Soup is Making the Planet Cooler
citisven 06/07/2011 94 136 3 695
Living Simply: Zero waste is a journey
For my second zero waste diary, I'd like to focus on being middle of the road. I know that's an unpopular position here on DK! But often with zero waste and the greater green movement, there is ...
cordgrass 06/01/2011 84 59 4 360
Living Simply: Friday Open Thread
Welcome to the Friday open thread for the Living Simply group. If you are not familiar with our group, the basic idea, from our profile, is: A group to explore and share sustainable, ...
ALifeLessFrightening 05/27/2011 16 20 1 122
Living Simply: Zero waste in frugal times
For my first diary here on zero waste, I'd like to start off with a green disclaimer--zero waste is not the most important thing a person can do to reduce their carbon footprint. Taking public ...
cordgrass 05/25/2011 171 86 10 596
Living Simply: Guest Friday Open Thread
A LifeLessFrightening is having a life more frightening- family member unemployed, computer broken down. I volunteered to post the Friday open thread. In my complicated existence, the desire to go ...
la motocycliste 05/20/2011 14 10 - 75
Free Food: More Foraging by Genus
Common mullein ( Verbascum thapsus ) by wide eyed ...
wide eyed lib 05/18/2011 54 50 7 274
Free Food: Foraging for Spring Ephemerals
Juneberry blossoms ( Amelanchier species) by wide ...
wide eyed lib 05/04/2011 67 48 6 346
Living Simply: Friday Open Thread
Welcome to the Friday open thread for the Living Simply group. If you are not familiar with our group, the basic idea, from our profile, is: A group to explore and share sustainable, ...
ALifeLessFrightening 04/29/2011 33 19 - 126
A Seed Catalog Must-Read on Food, Farming and Socialism
It's early spring planting time up at Dody's in the Northwest corner of Connecticut and we've been putting in lettuces, radishes, peas, carrots and on and on, and piling some lovely aged manure from ...
lao hong han 04/26/2011 94 229 13 1215
Mushroom Foraging: Morel Madness
Springtime, especially in Appalachia, is morel season. Morel mushrooms ( Morchella spp.) ...
wv voice of reason 04/26/2011 39 31 2 197
Want to retire comfortably? Build your own house!
By far the biggest expense the average person will have in the course of their lifetime will be their house. Reducing or eliminating the cost of housing when you retire, can go a long way to making ...
pollwatcher 04/26/2011 46 37 3 339
A Tornado is Coming at YOU! What Should You Do?
The United States averages 1200 tornadoes a year. Over the past week we've seen one of the most deadly ...
Got a Grip 04/23/2011 75 127 39 831
Living Simply: Friday Open Thread
Welcome to the Friday open thread for the Living Simply group. If you are not familiar with our group, the basic idea, from our profile, is: A group to explore and share sustainable, ...
ALifeLessFrightening 04/22/2011 16 11 - 84
USPS Releases Go Green Stamp (An Ode to the Letter)
Last week the US Postal Service released its newest stamp series, Go Green . It's a series of 16 stamps designed ...
citisven 04/20/2011 55 38 - 195
Work Smarter Not Harder: Gardening and Composting for a Busy Life
In these times of tight budgets and rising food costs backyard gardens have become a great way to help make ends meet and provide better food. Vegetables from our own gardens are more likely to get ...
PSWaterspirit 04/18/2011 151 189 70 915
House Hacking I: turn a cellar door into a greenhouse
We have a four-door house:  there's a front door and a back door, a side door along the driveway that opens into the basement stairs, and a concrete-and-steel Bilco (cellar) door on the back of the ...
Caj 04/16/2011 55 113 4 523
I Am Defined by What I Love
The sea of floating grey billows that flows past me in the cool, misty evening - in this Spring that seems to be holding winter to its heart and refusing to let go - moves steadily past, in ...
veritas curat 04/15/2011 20 35 2 268
Living Simply: Friday Open Thread
Welcome to the Friday open thread for the Living Simply group. If you are not familiar with our group, the basic idea, from our profile, is: A group to explore and share sustainable, ...
ALifeLessFrightening 04/15/2011 33 16 - 106
Hidden food cost: "slack fill" beans
I stocked up last month on canned organic beans. They were on sale at the Harris Teeter and hurricane season is coming up. I keep several weeks worth of canned beans, tomatoes, and other food on ...
Cook for Good 04/11/2011 37 19 - 193
1001 Bean Soups
Soup has been one of my favorite foods for years. I have spent hours mastering the basics of stock and consommé; creating the perfect mixture of onions and tomatoes and green peppers and garlic ...
the autonomist 04/10/2011 11 14 5 107
Free Food: Foraging in Your Yard
Cornelian cherry blossoms ( Cornus mas ) by wide eyed ...
wide eyed lib 04/10/2011 33 39 8 205
Living Simply: Friday Open Thread
Welcome to the Friday open thread for the Living Simply group. If you are not familiar with our group, the basic idea, from our profile, is: A group to explore and share sustainable, ...
ALifeLessFrightening 04/08/2011 33 24 1 124
Adventures in Fermentation: Kombucha, Part I
I have a "thing" for kombucha. I just like it. It's fizzy, like soda, but without all of the sugar. It's fruity, or gingery, depending on what flavor I'm in the mood for. It's fermented, and ...
ALifeLessFrightening 04/07/2011 49 24 - 154
The Library Example
There are a few books you consult often, even fewer that you actually read often. Most books that you read, you only read once. So, the simpler life comes from borrowing books from the ...
Frank Palmer 04/07/2011 33 8 - 129
Living Simply: Friday Open Thread
Welcome to the Friday open thread for the Living Simply group. If you are not familiar with our group, the basic idea, from our profile, is: A group to explore and share sustainable, ...
ALifeLessFrightening 04/01/2011 38 15 - 125
Get Growing: Onions & Leeks
This is a series of how to grow vegetables originally posted at my wee-tiny blog firefly-dreaming . I'll be posting these here each Thursday. I ...
RiaD 03/31/2011 82 73 16 436
Free Food: Enhance Your Foraging with Botany
Pine tree ( Pinus species) by wide eyed ...
wide eyed lib 03/28/2011 77 79 14 375
It all comes out in the wash
Maybe I'm unusual, but I actually find the chore of doing laundry personally satisfying. I find it oddly relaxing; perhaps it appeals to that long-lost time in my life when I used to have time for ...
ALifeLessFrightening 03/25/2011 51 40 6 245
Get Growing: Broccoli & Cauliflower
This is a series of how to grow vegetables originally posted at my wee-tiny blog firefly-dreaming . I'll be posting these here each Thursday.
RiaD 03/24/2011 44 46 12 241
Get Growing: Cabbage & Kale
This is a series of how to grow vegetables originally posted at my wee-tiny blog firefly-dreaming . I'll be posting these here each Thursday. all ...
RiaD 03/24/2011 93 67 9 353
Help Me Help My Community
I live in a little mill town in New England where we are blessed with lots of open space, and very little employment. Since the open space is owned by people who don't pay taxes, the rest of us have ...
hamesfarmer 03/19/2011 7 9 - 47
Living Simply: Friday open thread
Welcome to the Friday open thread for the Living Simply group. If you are not familiar with our group, the basic idea, from our profile, is: A group to explore and share sustainable, ...
ALifeLessFrightening 03/18/2011 22 21 5 134
The Hedonic Treadmill
In Dan Ariely’s book [http://www.powells.com/biblio/2-9780061995033-5 The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home ] the author introduces his ...
puzzled 03/17/2011 12 7 - 106
Trashcan Potatoes
Over President's day weekend, I tipped over the trashcan, and harvested enough French Fingerling potatoes for a good meal for two. Growing potatoes in a trashcan is fun and easy. In case you think,
la motocycliste 03/16/2011 78 115 22 663
The DKos disaster preparedness primer
The best thing I've ever read on disaster preparedness was *"Are YOU Ready for a Disaster?"* published right here on Daily Kos. It was a five-part series (with a coda), published in the wake of ...
Seneca Doane 03/13/2011 35 57 47 278
Free Food: Foraging Starts with Looking
Two ...
wide eyed lib 03/13/2011 64 51 8 389
Holdiday Scrimping - St. Patricks!
People look forward to the various holidays for lots of different reasons, but I always get fired up because I plan on a shopping spree guaranteed to save a bunch of money over the course of the ...
Gustogirl 03/13/2011 40 12 2 115
Living Simply: Friday open thread
Welcome to the Friday open thread for the Living Simply group. If you are not familiar with our group, the basic idea, from our profile, is: A group to explore and share sustainable, ...
ALifeLessFrightening 03/11/2011 21 8 - 96
Living Simply: Friday open thread
Welcome to the Friday open thread for the Living Simply group. If you are not familiar with our group, the basic idea, from our profile, is: A group to explore and share sustainable, ...
ALifeLessFrightening 03/04/2011 57 21 3 158
Growing Your Own: Getting Started
Nothing beats fresh, homegrown vegetables and fruits. The taste and nutrition can't be beat. No fossil fuels are burned trucking them all over the continent. You know where they came from and what ...
Leo in NJ 02/27/2011 134 171 28 1082
Ecocities Illustrated: The Art of Richard Register
I truly believe that art and creativity must play a vital ...
citisven 02/25/2011 37 48 4 259
Living Simply: Open Thread (and a question)
Happy Friday! I've started this diary as an open thread specifically to ask a question of the members, followers, and anyone else interested in this group: Should we have a weekly Living Simply ...
ALifeLessFrightening 02/25/2011 19 13 1 109
An Easy to Build Solar Food Dryer
[NOTE: This is a new re-publish of a diary originally appearing in March of 2010. Hopefully by creating a new post, it can be offered by the Living Simply group and accept comments. DK4 ...
Joieau 02/21/2011 50 40 9 203
Living Simply: A Group Introduction
I'd like to introduce--and shamelessly promote--a new Daily Kos group, Living Simply : A group to explore and share ...
ALifeLessFrightening 02/17/2011 37 29 1 167
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