Wintertime provides some of the best bird watching opportunities, especially if you offer them these suet cakes made in your own kitchen! Not only does making these bird delights give you that great feeling of connecting with the natural world, it also adds another check in your zero waste column. Instead of buying commercial suet… Read more »
Posts Tagged: DIY
It’s Time for Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast-or anytime-Cake
Pale green globes, pinkish purple, dusty blue then dark purpley blue. There’s the evolution of a blueberry in a few hues. For those with blueberry bushes of your own, you know how tough it can be to wait until they achieve that dark purpley hue before twisting them off their tiny stem. I’ve been so… Read more »
DIY Veggie Oven Fries
Sweet potato fries are all the rage as an upsell from regular (baker potato) fries. Both can be ordered dressed up in all sorts of ways: sprinkled with herbs, garlic, cheeses or served with a plethora of dunking sauces. No matter how they come to the table, they are tasty! But not very healthful with… Read more »
Celebrate Spring: Root Garlic for Eating Now & Planting
Spring is officially here!! What better way to herald its arrival than by sprouting, planting and eating some garlic. And taking a video of the process and results! I had a few garlic cloves beginning to sprout while still in their head, so I decided to try something I’d recently seen posted on Instagram: Root… Read more »
Make a Difference: Wear This Easy DIY No-Sew Face Mask
Each of us can help slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Staying at home is the most helpful step. Next up is wearing a face mask when we go out on those necessary trips, like getting groceries or pickinig up medications. Here is a super easy, no-sew fabric mask that you can make from a… Read more »
Please Pass the Homemade Mustard!
There are probably more mustards available these days than French’s ever thought possible, back in the day of their neon yellow spread. You can still buy that – in a plastic bottle of course. But why not make your own with 5 ingredients and less than 10 minutes of your precious time? Because you didn’t… Read more »
Take Yourself to Italy with This Lemon Coconut Fuzzy Water
Maybe you’ve had the joy and Ahhhh of gulping down a Lemoncocco while traveling in Italy. This non-alcoholic beverage does the trick in satisfying thirst, replenishing electrolytes and simply making you feel good in summer’s heat. While visiting a dear friend on a sizzling day, she handed me a can of Lemoncocco and said: “You’ve… Read more »
DIY Toothpaste: Great for You, Super for the Planet!
Simple is good. Homemade is better. Waste-free is supreme! Now combine all three of those in one effective personal hygiene product and you’ve got a winner. Enter DIY Toothpaste. You’ve most likely got each of the ingredients and tools to whip this up in your kitchen. Lord knows you’ve got a small glass jar with… Read more »
Best Pancakes Ever…and Gluten Free If You Want Them to Be.
When in need of a great tasting, nutritious, and easy to prepare batch of pancakes, go to your pantry, not the grocery store. Whipping together your own ‘cakes from scratch is better for both your physical and mental health: You get to choose exactly what’s going into them (I bet you’ll pass on including stabilizers… Read more »
DIY Chai, the Traditional Way
Chai is a traditional Indian drink that has become a familiar beverage in the U.S. Using several (healing) spices to create the classic cup of chai is not difficult, nor very time consuming, especially when you consider the delightful end result! Making your own allows you to adjust the ingredients to suit your preferred flavors… Read more »