Strawberries and black pepper, say what??

Strawberries and black pepper, say what??

Dear friends, family members, strangers near and far, I hate to do this to you, but you HAVE got make this! I am not even kidding. If I were picking recipes to make before I die and put them on a gigantic Recipe Bucket List, this would be on there. So, there is no call… Continue Reading

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I ate a whole plate of green beans

I ate a whole plate of green beans

Little did I know those many years ago, that one summer evening when I left the dinner table to go spit out my green beans in the toilet, that I would ever find myself in front of a full plate of steaming, fresh, buttery green beans by choice.  Well, today was that day.  Back when The… Continue Reading

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Lessons from the Amish

Lessons from the Amish

I just came back from a very short, but eye-opening weekend in Lancaster County, PA.  As many of you know, it’s one of the best places to see the Amish in action; horse and buggies riding down the street and beautiful clotheslines in their backyards full of clothes drying in the fresh air.  I am… Continue Reading

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Trivia Salad; spicing up a boring recipe

Trivia Salad; spicing up a boring recipe

Hi there, What’s Trivia Salad you ask?  I was going to share with you a basic, and for those of you non-veggie lovers probably boring, corn, bean and tomato salad recipe. But I thought I’d make today’s recipe post a little more fun and share with you some little known tips and bits of trivia that… Continue Reading

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My favorite bullet journal hack and 13 lists you must have

My favorite bullet journal hack and 13 lists you must have

So, what’s a green, upcycling, recycling-junkie, hippie-homesteader girl supposed to do with mounds of 3-hole punch paper that won’t feed through her printer?  Why, upcycle it into a bullet journal, of course! If you haven’t heard about the latest craze sweeping the Pinterest airwaves, then you are in for a treat, or something that I… Continue Reading

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Gourmet Chocolate Magic Shell: 2 recipes

Gourmet Chocolate Magic Shell: 2 recipes

Can I divert from my regularly scheduled green and sustainable topics to bring you this? Pick up that jaw, wipe the drool off your chin and let me tell you a little about what white chocolate is.  Well, let’s back up a minute.  What is chocolate? According to Wikipedia, chocolate is a processed and sweetened… Continue Reading

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Photography from around the garden and green tips

Photography from around the garden and green tips

Today, I wanted to share with you some photos I took over the weekend- some from my yard, some from the neighborhood, but all are within a 2 block radius from my home here in the suburbs of New Jersey.  I also wanted to give you 10 awesome green tips to share, so enjoy the photos… Continue Reading

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recovering cushions with custom art fabric

recovering cushions with custom art fabric

I’m a little bit ashamed to tell you how long I’ve been sitting on this post.  It wasn’t that I haven’t been dying to tell you about recovering these awful dining room chair cushions and to introduce you to my very talented friend Lara Georgine, but it got buried in my inbox.  Whoops! We’ve dragged… Continue Reading

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An adventurous recipe; carrot almond jam!

An adventurous recipe; carrot almond jam!

Are you an adventurous eater?  Have you ever seen a crazy recipe on the internet or in a book and thought to yourself, “I just have to make that!”?  Well if you have, you’re my kinda gal/guy because whenever that happens to me, I obsess until I get the chance to make it!   I… Continue Reading

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