The Natural Kitchen book review

Spring is on it’s way and soon there will be lots of wonderful produce to fill our kitchens. Most of us have thought about our food choices and how we can be green. Many of us are aware of using non toxic cleaners to keep our hearths clean and happy. However it can be a challenge to keep up with all the different ways in which we can make our most used room of the house as green as possible. Deborah Eden Tull has written a book that takes even the most novice greenie and turns them into a pro in no time.

The book covers topics such as sustainability and zero waste. How to instructions  on creating compost and growing your own food. Learn how to conserve energy in your cooking routine and how to kick the plastics in the kitchen.




Learn about the honeybee crisis and soil depletion. “If any good comes from disasters such as the honeybee crisis, it is that it finally opens our eyes to the delicacy and inherent value of a species that we took for granted and reminds us of the web of interconnection that is our food system.”


I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in making a smaller impact on the planet. There are also a couple of recipes in the book so you can put your skills and tools to work making some sustainable grub. So stock up on produce bags, get some cloth napkins and get ready to make a natural kitchen.





“One of the first ECO-kitchens I ever stepped into belonged to my friend’s hippie grandmother, who lived on a small homestead in the woods in Oregon. Her kitchen smelled of fresh rosemary, dried sage and freshly baked bread. The walls were natural wood and the window looked out upon an orchard, a garden with chickens, a pet goat and to help “close the cycle” a sizzling hot compost pile.”

How is your kitchen already eco friendly? What are some of the things you would like to do to make it more so?


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  1. I love that there’s an artichoke in the center of the mandala!

  2. I agree with Kathy – if the artwork on the cover is any indication!!! And Kara is right as well, the kitchen is the largest waste creator. Even buying bulk and only using a few items that are pre-packaged, it’s certainly where the majority of our recycling/ waste comes from. What a fabulous review – going to keep my eyes open for this book.

    • I do to, the art is amazing. The pictures inside the book are a great thing to just sit and flip through.
      The few prepackaged things are what I’m still trying to find ways to cut back on. I have some kootsac bags for my bulk goods and a bag for produce (not as pretty as the bags from Kara), but things like glass jars and the occasional plastic film cover are still the bane of my goal to go zero waste (I can only reuse so many of the glass jars before something has to be recycled). I’m sure I can find great support on the journey in the team and vice versa.

  3. Just have to add my 2 cents that Kara’s bags are AWESOME! I use them constantly and get tons of compliments every time I use them! Such a great green product! :)

    I’m looking forward to checking out that book too.

  4. I know you aren’t supposed to judge a book by its’ cover, but this one has really groovy artwork! I am going to go find it.

  5. Thank you for including my produce bags! I am going to have to go buy or check out this book, sounds amazing. The kitchen is where most household trash comes from. I cringe just when I see the trash receptacles out on the street full of various plastics and packaging, most of which is likely from the resident’s kitchen. I think eliminating one use paper and plastics is a step in the right direction! :) ~ Kara

    • You are most welcome Kara. Your bags on my list of things to get.
      I agree that the kitchen is the most wasteful part of our homes. I am working on becoming zero waste this year. I would like that to me no recycling but I know that might take a little longer to pull off. Single use items are the best way to cut back on trash. I have a big prejudice against those sorts of things.
      And yes the book is amazing :-)