What is Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Paint

On “Happy Eco New Year” post, one of the eco-resolutions I suggested was using low VOC paint for your next painting project.  Some of you were probably thinking “What the heck is low VOC paint and why should I use it?”  I’m going to answer those questions now. VOC is short for Volatile Organic Compounds.  [...]

Less Meat Black Bean Soup

Everyone adopted all of the recommended eco resolutions from last week, right?   Well, I hope some of you are doing some of them, anyway. Here’s a soup recipe to help with eating less meat. This can be vegan, vegetarian or a meat stretcher, depending on your desires. Black Bean Soup 1 large onion, chopped                                   2 c canned [...]

Happy Eco New Year

Well, it’s over.  All the winter holidays I know of except Epiphany and Valentine’s Day have come and gone.  I still have a few more scheduled hours at the department store, but the holiday season is over. The real issue for this time is a fresh new year full of possibilities.  An opportunity to try [...]

Eco-Wrap Your Holiday

greenerfrogwrap

The holiday season has officially arrived.  Time for family, friends and food.  And Tradition.  Most families have many holiday traditions that define the holidays for them.   Some holidays wouldn’t be the same without Grandma’s stuffing and Aunt Carol’s decorated sugar cookies.    Others would be hollow without certain decorations and activities. While traditions are the stuff [...]

Cream of Anything Soup Recipe

cream soup by sifu renka

I have to admit that I do not like this time of year.  Of course, there are glorious fall days, full of sunshine and beauty.   There are days my hair is blown straight up by blustering winds.   There are times when it rains for days at a time.    I bolster my spirits against upcoming winter [...]