Practical tips for living sustainably: an interview with Joel Salatin (part 5 of 5)

Polyface Farms

In part 1 of this 5-part video interview series, we heard a short history of Polyface farms and its' owner Joel Salatin. In part 2, Joel talked about the issue of "real food" education and whether we should really try to convert everyone. In part 3, we asked the big question - isn't this whole sustainable food thing really just an elitist movement? In part 4, we heard Joel talk about land ecology ethics, our role as caretakers of the land, and why a long term view is so important. In Continue Reading

These people are livin’ right.


Well, after many years and much deliberation, I've decided what I want to be when I grow up. I know this is a slightly different career path than I've ever pictured myself as having, but I've carefully considered this and come to the conclusion that... I want to be one of Barefoot Contessa's neighbors. I mean seriously. If you've never watched Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics on the Food Network, let me fill you in. Ina Garten, she is one of the few women that both my husband Jimmy and I Continue Reading

I’m back and I have the best news ever.


I've had a much needed break from blogging and being so visible online, and it's done me good. My life has changed so much since I've been away from you guys! And all for the better. Now, I am back and with the best news ever. I am leaving my job with the corporate world and starting my own business. That's right! I get to be my own boss full time. Many of you know I've done freelance web design and graphic design on the side for years, but it's come to the point where the corporate world just Continue Reading

Curried Zucchini Soup

photo copyright © gwarcita We got TONS of zucchini in the CSA this summer. I grated a lot and froze it so I could make zucchini bread this winter. I also sliced some and froze it, but wasn't sure what I was going to use it in til I was flipping through a book on squashes and saw something similar to this recipe. I decided to come home and try it. It was delicious and so comforting on a freezing rainy night. Curried Zucchini Soup makes 2 big bowls 2-3 cups sliced zucchini 2 cups vegetable Continue Reading

Delhi Dhal

Indian cooking, for all its complex flavors and aromas is often very simple! You chop some things, you heat some oil, you stir in some spices, you stir in the chopped things, you stir in your protein, cook, stir, cook, stir, serve! I highly recommend a cookbook called Indian Vegetarian Cooking At Your House, by Sunetra N. Humbad and Amy Shafer Boger, M.D. It breaks the recipes down into really easy steps and it's what got me started exploring cooking Indian food (which is my favorite Continue Reading