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!

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

5 Minute DIY Eco-friendly Easter Grass

This one goes out to all the busy mommas out there:

I know you're in a rush, but skip the plastic Easter grass and try my 5 minute DIY Eco-friendly Easter Grass instead!

It's quick, it's easy, and hey, if pieces of it comes out of your kid's basket? It'll biodegrade at worst and grow some flowers at best. They'll be the envy of the Easter egg hunt! 

5 DIY Scented Vinegar Cleaners

It's pollen season in Charleston, so LET THE SPRING CLEANING BEGIN! 

I've recently switched to DIY vinegar cleaners for my home, and have been playing around with various scent infusions. Plus, you can't even call yourself an eco-blogger unless you post about vinegar cleaner. It's a thing.

Click on through for the best and worst of my DIY Vinegar Cleaner Scents, y'all!

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! 

Ocean Plastic: The Myth of the Pristine Beach

I've done a lot of things this year. Weird fish nibbled my toes in Mexico, I swam in a Costa Rican waterfall, and gave myself an epic wedgie jumping into a cenote outside of Playa del Carmen. 

I would do them all again, save the wedgie.

These experiences, along with my daily battle with litter in my neighborhood, left me with some thoughts I need to share.

I'm sorry for the serious post, but I hope you'll read it anyway. 

Going Green: 3 Reasons We Are Afraid to Care (by Diana Deaver)

WHY ARE WE AFRAID TO CARE?

This question plagues me a lot. It plagues me when I'm too afraid to watch documentaries, it plagues me when my friends sometimes say "Stop, I don't want to know" regarding ocean plastic. 

It was my own life for a really long time. Because if you know, you'll care. So I repeat: why are we afraid to care?

Today on the blog, brilliant life and emotional health coach Diana Deaver answers this question.