Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy International Compost Awareness Week!

Just learned there's such a thing as International Compost Awareness Week. What I'm reading to celebrate the occasion: Treehugger's Do's and Don'ts of Backyard Composting.
   While I'm at it, Happy Mother's Day to everyone...if you are a mother, have a mother or know a mother, have a HAPPY DAY!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

What I'm Reading Tonight: 100 Items to Disappear First

Just came across an intriguing post on Attainable Sustainable: 100 Items to Disappear First. Though I wouldn't call myself a prepper, after living a couple of weeks without electricity following an ice storm, articles such as this get my attention. Can't say I'm preparing for a long term disaster, but I do like to be somewhat prepared for the unexpected.
   The list of 100 items reminds me that I've been meaning to pick up some clear lamp oil. Y'know, just in case! What's on your "just in case" list of plan-to-buys?

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bittman debunks myth: Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

   Mark Bittman's article, Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?, in the NY Times references one of my favorite books, David A. Kessler's The End of Overeating, and reminds us that besides NOT being cheaper, junk food is designed to be addictive. Gotta love this statement of Bittman's:
"The alternative to soda is water, and the alternative to junk food is not grass-fed beef and greens from a trendy farmers’ market, but anything other than junk food: rice, grains, pasta, beans, fresh vegetables, canned vegetables, frozen vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, dairy products, bread, peanut butter, a thousand other things cooked at home — in almost every case a far superior alternative."
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