{Eco-Tutorial} Sweet & Simple Mint Syrup Recipe

Mint from the Garden

  Memorial Day is this weekend – and there’s nothing as refreshing as a cool glass of lemonade laced with homemade mint syrup! And if you’re anything like me, you have plenty of this tasty herbal weed growing throughout your garden already. So gather a small harvest and pull out your favorite pitcher and some […]

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Delicious Chick Pea Loaf Recipe

chic pea recipe

Tonight I was pondering what in the world to fix for supper. I seem to have gotten into somewhat of a rut when it comes to cooking lately and this looks like a delicious way out of that rut.  Next time I go grocery shopping I’ll be buying these ingredients and making this tasty treat. […]

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Amazing Grilled Veggies and Cous Cous

It’s 7:00 PM and I still haven’t eaten dinner. For some reason, after posting this recipe from Tiffany, of Picnic Basket Crafts, I find myself wanting to gnaw on my computer screen! This recipe looks absolutely delicious and, if it EVER stops raining here in NE Ohio, I may “have” to make this for my […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Preserve without Canning

Since humans were hunter/gatherers, autumn has been harvest time.    In keeping with Ecoetsians’ choices to reduce our impact on Mother Earth, I’m sure many of you are frantically canning, drying, freezing and preserving before nature dies down for the winter. Some people find canning too scary, overwhelming, and/or time consuming.    Here are a couple of recipes to get […]

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Eco-friendly Granola Bars Recipe

ecosnackbag

One of the things that bothers me most about portable food is individually packaged serving sizes.  Reusable bags and lunch kits are great.  But there are some foods that you can only get individually packaged.  Granola bars, for example.  But, you can make your own. There are oodles of different granola bars out there, some […]

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Pack Your Lunch

lunchkit

Now that people are going back to school, it is time to think about portable food.     For centuries, people used non-disposable items to carry lunches.  Pouches, saddlebags and fabric wraps were commonly used.   A familiar icon of post industrial America is the hinged metal lunch box with domed top for a thermos.   In my school days, in the ’60s […]

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Herb Harvest Time

Basil

As I walk out onto my deck, I see that it is harvest time for Basil. To me, that means pesto. I’m sure most of you have made traditional Basil, Pine nut, Garlic, Parmesan Pesto. This recipe has been used for centuries throughout Europe. And for all I know, all over the world. But, what […]

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