Apr 22, 2016

10 Ways to Raise Kids Who Care About the Planet

Q: How are renewable power plants… like people who enjoy going to the beach? A:  They all like sun, wind and water       (From Energy Kids)  Earth Day is here again and today I decided to reflect on how to raise kids who care about the planet.  Since kids are our future this is important.  But while you’re at it, there’s … Continue reading

Apr 22, 2015

How to Propagate Fuchsias (and Overwinter Them)

Recently I had one of those “could have had a V8 moments.” I realized I could keep my fuchsia plants alive over the winter, and propagate fuchsias from cuttings to grow more in the spring.  Although winter may cause the plants to go a bit dormant and lose the beautiful profusion of flowers, they’ll come back in the spring! It … Continue reading

Apr 22, 2014

Earth Day: Sustainable Oceans and Miso Salmon Pasta

Be the change you wish to see in the world.  Gandhi Last week was spring break for one of my kids so we spent some time at Chicago museums.  It may seem funny to think that a museum trip leads to a new recipe for Creamy Miso Salmon Pasta but inspiration arrives in surprising ways! The bulk of our “museum … Continue reading

Asparagus Pickles

Apr 22, 2013

Pickled Asparagus for a Food Swap

Happy Earth Day!  To celebrate I made some pickled asparagus.  Doesn’t that sound like more fun than cleaning out a polluted river, my first Earth Day “celebration”? In truth, cleaning up the river was fun, venturing out with the high school ecology club.  And the origin of the pickled asparagus idea was only partly from Earth Day.  What kind of … Continue reading