The non-edible stuff in the average home has a water footprint of 200,000 gallons of water. Purchasing used furnishings is the reduce, re-use, recycle H2O model to home decorating.
A few months back I wrote about the importance of cultivating the next generation of mini-chefs in the post, Top Reasons Why Kids Need to be in the Kitchen. In the article, I made the connection between the outsourcing of food preparation to restaurants and drive-thrus's and the deterioration of our air, soil and water quality. When … Continue reading KIDmade Organic Cookies
D.H. Lawrence wrote, "Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes it water. And nobody knows what it is." It was 75 degrees at 4:30 P.M. at the beach. I'd just dropped my eldest daughter off at ballet class and was heading home to start dinner … Continue reading “The Third Thing” That Makes Water
"I'm going to make pancakes from scratch for breakfast," said my husband. A moment straight from the book Porn for Women, where fully clothed men say things like, "honey, relax while I change the baby's diaper," or "let me fold all the laundry;" but better because they were organic, water-sustainable pancakes! Ingredients matter to water … Continue reading HUSBANDmade Organic Pancakes From Scratch (Pancake Recipe)
Doorbells across the U.S. will ring this Super Bowl Sunday. Domino's pizza alone estimates they'll deliver 11 million slices of pizza. Last night it was decided we would have pizza delivered. "You are too busy to make pizza. Let's just order in," said Michael my husband. I reluctantly agreed because I have a full writing … Continue reading DIY Pizza for Super Bowl Sunday
I offer you my dinner ideas for the week as I am often asked what I am making dinner. My husband Michael and I sit down on Sunday mornings and map out the weeks menu before I head to the farmer's market and grocery store. When we plan our menu I find that we waste … Continue reading What’s for dinner?
It takes 29 ingredients to make mole, the thick chocolaty, spicy sauce that drowns moist chicken. Mole (pronounced moe-lay) is a recipe reserved for birthdays, baptisms, weddings...I personally have yet to attempt the recipe, the long list of ingredients overwhelms. I prefer the uncomplicated recipe that is both fast and tasty. Each food ingredient has … Continue reading Eat Less Ingredients…as easy as 1, 2, 3 (Roasted Butternut Squash, Fresh Beans, Steel-Cut Blueberry Oatmeal Recipes)
Thanksgiving preparations are well underway in my kitchen. Tis the season to cook what's in season and from scratch. I started with bread. Bread is great to make ahead of time because it can be frozen and baked right before you serve your meal. I slightly under-bake the bread so when it's out of the … Continue reading Thanksgiving Preparations…Cook From Scratch (French-Style Bread Recipe)
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
By Florencia Ramirez I believe in mermaids. Not the existence of mermaids even though much of the ocean is swallowed in mystery. It is estimated that only five percent of the ocean has been explored according to the NOAA. The mermaid is my muse for my Eat Less Water book project. She swims in our … Continue reading Believe in Mermaids