This tip is a real winner: You can make your own foaming soap in about one minute by mixing just two ingredients. Foaming soap will save you a lot of money because you'll need less soap to get clean. Refilling your foamer will save even more money and reduce the packaging you discard. You can … Continue reading Make Your Own Foaming Hand Soap!
Month: June 2015
All-Natural Vegetarian Non-Refrigerated Convenience Foods
This is not a sponsored post. This is a recommendation of products I tried and liked. Daniel and I try to make enough real, from-scratch, healthy food that I (working in an office) can take leftovers for my lunch every day and he (working at home) can get something ready to eat within a few … Continue reading All-Natural Vegetarian Non-Refrigerated Convenience Foods
A Real-Life Menu (early summer)
I was recently asked by a reader to share what one of my family's meal plans really looks like. I've previously described how I plan the menu even though Daniel cooks our weeknight meals, how from June through November I'm planning around the vegetables we receive from our share in a local organic farm, how … Continue reading A Real-Life Menu (early summer)
Top 3 Veggie Burger Recipes
Daniel and I have tried dozens of varieties of veggie burgers in the past 15 years or so, since they started appearing in stores and restaurants. We gave up meat for Lent in 2002, and since then we've never gone back to eating as much meat as we used to eat. In particular, we really … Continue reading Top 3 Veggie Burger Recipes
My Father Taught Me How to Be a Working Mother
When I was born, my mother quit her paying job so she could be home with me. When my kids were born, I took 12 weeks off and then returned to my job. It's my father, not my mother, who has been my role model for balancing parenthood with employment.
Technology to Help You Be Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly This Summer
This is a guest post by Maria Ramos, who offered to share her research on these new technologies with my readers. I'm not a smartphone user myself and don't carry any other high-tech device routinely, which is one way to conserve energy...but if you're already carrying a device or you're considering getting one for other … Continue reading Technology to Help You Be Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly This Summer
Book Reviews: Mysteries and Mars
These aren't the only books I've read in the past few months, but I noticed two themes that led me to group these reviews together. A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin This classic mystery was written in 1953, and reading it in the original edition (courtesy of Daniel's mother) helped me get into the … Continue reading Book Reviews: Mysteries and Mars
Grildebeen Burgers (homemade veggie burgers)
Most supermarkets these days sell convenient frozen veggie burgers. We've eaten a lot of these, and most of them are quite tasty and nutritious. But they tend to cost around a dollar per patty, and they're packed in plastic, and they've been shipped across the continent in a freezer truck, and many of them feature … Continue reading Grildebeen Burgers (homemade veggie burgers)
‘Becca Misinterprets the Signs
I was happily distracted from the boring biological activities of the next two minutes by imagining my vacation to The Restooms. These must be a series of interconnected caves of unusual smoothness and beauty, furnished with embroidered silk pillows for lounging.