Mulberry Strawberry Basil Shrub: Savor the Season

Mulberry Strawberry Basil Shrub: Savor the Season

I love the ritual of savoring a beverage, no matter what it is.

But you get bonus points if it’s a homemade mulberry shrub made from foraged berries!

Today on the blog, how and why we’re going to savor the season all summer long. Pinkies out, bottoms up! Let’s do this.

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DIY Vegetable-Based Watercolors!

DIY Vegetable-Based Watercolors!

Get ready to play with your food: We're making DIY vegetable-based watercolors!

Why use non-toxic chemical paints when you can harness the power of plants?

This is a really fun way to encourage creativity in children while teaching them the power of plants and to see their food in a different light!

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Southern Gardeners: 15 Edible Plants You Basically Cannot Kill

Southern Gardeners: 15 Edible Plants You Basically Cannot Kill

I have a confession to make: I am a garbage plant mom.

I’ve committed absolute monstrosities in the garden, some of which you’re about to read about. If it’s possible to do? I’ve done it.

Here’s my secret to deceiving people: I ONLY PLANT WINNERS.

Today on the blog: the hardy 15 edible plants you’ll want to keep in your garden.

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Best Loquat Peach Salsa

Best Loquat Peach Salsa

It's raining loquats in north Florida, which means I'm out here with buckets doing my happy dance. 

Most people aren't familiar with the loquat, and don't realize it's edible. 

For those living in areas with loquats (most of the Southeast and California in the US, though they can be found worldwide), these tasty fruits are a delicious, low-impact food source. And loquats make one HELL of a fruit salsa. Click through for my Loquat Peach Salsa recipe!

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Ultimate Mulberry Peach Cobbler with Rosemary Topping (Waste Not Want Not)

Ultimate Mulberry Peach Cobbler with Rosemary Topping (Waste Not Want Not)

You may have noticed I love food. I consider it a sport and I'm going pro, y'all.

Today we're delving into native berries and low impact food sources... in the form of a delectable mulberry cobbler.

Cobbler for the planet, y'all

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Brothy Turnip Greens with Shiitake Mushrooms (Meal Without Plastic)

Brothy Turnip Greens with Shiitake Mushrooms (Meal Without Plastic)

This quick and easy comfort dish stars turnip greens, and is a yummy weeknight favorite. 

I probably make a variation of these Brothy Breens with Shiitake Mushrooms at least once a week. 

And guess what? At the end of this recipe, you'll be left with a heap of veggie waste for compost or broth and a couple items for the recycling bin. Bon appetit! 

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Zero Waste Kitchen Hack: Reusable Aluminum Can Lids

Zero Waste Kitchen Hack: Reusable Aluminum Can Lids

If you are still crunching wads of aluminum foil around your cans before stuffing them in the fridge, WE NEED TO TALK. 

STAAAAAAAHP! 

Aluminum foil is an environmentally costly product to manufacture, and there's a cheap way to reduce way and save you money. Introducing a zero waste kitchen hack: reusable can lids. That's a win-win, y'all

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Kumquat Cardamom Liqueur Recipe (Waste Not Want Not Challenge)

Kumquat Cardamom Liqueur Recipe (Waste Not Want Not Challenge)

Whenever you stumble across backyard-grown, pesticide-free, locally-grown food, you absolutely should make the most of it. 

After wading through oodles of kumquats in my last Waste Not Want Not Challenge, I decided to use up the last of the kumquats in quick and easy kumquat cardamom liqueur... which was a well deserved treat after a long working weekend! 

Click through for the step by step on making kumquat infused vodka, kumquat cardamom vodka liqueur, and a Spiced Kumquat Splash! 

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Honest Review: 5 Eco-friendly Red Wines for Under $16

Honest Review: 5 Eco-friendly Red Wines for Under $16

If there's one thing I'm good at, it's drinking wine. I basically majored in it in college.

That, however, doesn't mean I can afford the most expensive vino - especially not when trying to buy organic or ethical products on a budget. So today on the blog: a first foray into buying greener, more ethical wines.

Because while I might be buying wine on a budget, that doesn't mean I want it to TASTE like I'm buying wine on a budget.

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100 Greener Choices: Choices 11-20

100 Greener Choices: Choices 11-20

Going green: it doesn't happen overnight.

If you try to change your entire lifestyle all at once, it's not likely to succeed.

My goal for myself was 100 greener lifestyle changes and choices, and at first, that felt daunting. Now, though, as I look at my life from a different perspective, and see infinite room for improvement... and that's pretty cool! 

Today we hash out 100 Greener Choices: 11-20, with a recap of 1-10, this time arranged easiest to most intensive. 

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