A Story That Inspires Me

The picture above is bread dough rising in my friend's kitchen. It serves as an inspiration to me to continue charging foward with the Eat Less Water book project. During the early part of the summer my husband and I spent 15 days at Xinalani celebrating 15 years of marriage (highly recommended). We left our … Continue reading A Story That Inspires Me

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches…A Water-Sustainable Treat (Ice-Cream Cookie Recipe)

"Happy Friday," said Michael (my husband) when he left for work this morning. Happy comes easy on a Friday. There is a sweetness felt. Dessert is a natural fit for a Friday. My favorite for a "Pizza Night Friday" is chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. These are a big hit for adults and children … Continue reading Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches…A Water-Sustainable Treat (Ice-Cream Cookie Recipe)

A Good Start: USDA Reports Increase in Farmers Markets

The headline in my newspaper reads, "Demand feeds big growth of farmers markets in the U.S." It is a headline that brings smiles for those of us who want to see more people zigzagging between the white canopy tents, toting canvas bags of bulging local, seasonal and fresh food. According to a USDA report, the … Continue reading A Good Start: USDA Reports Increase in Farmers Markets

Summer Reading: American Wasteland

I'm reading American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of It's Food written by Jonathan Bloom. The book starts with the startling statistic "Everyday, Americans waste enough food to fill the Rose Bowl...the 90,000 seat football field." All food has a warterfootprint. We (Americans) throw away between a quarter to a half of the … Continue reading Summer Reading: American Wasteland