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 [...]

Edible Weeds, with a Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

With the hot summer days here in the Northern Hemisphere, cool refreshing meals are a welcome treat. Fortunately you don’t have to look far to enjoy a tasty treat.  Mary Kearns of herbanlifestyle sent this recipe you can gather in your own yard.  To make it even better, she’s given us a recipe for a [...]

StashBuster Potholders

Lorigami,  www.Lorigami.etsy .com has generously given Ecoetsy a tutorial from her blog.  I remember making pot holders in Girl Scouts that were similar to these.  So thanks again to Lorigami.  Here’s her tutorial. Y’all may recall the big Michigan House-clean-out project from last spring after my Uncle passed away? Well, one of the things I [...]

How to Make Shipping Envelopes

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Melody of Kindercotton shared her blog tutorial about how to make your own waterproof mailers from recycled store bags.  If you know someone who uses store bags instead of reusable totes, ask him/her to save them for you! I recently ran out of the Tyvek envelopes that I had been using to ship out my [...]

Make Your Own Business Cards

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From Claire Baker (Montclairmade) here’s a tip for recycling materials to make your own business cards! 1). It’s fun and easy to create your own business cards that reflect your style and make a great impression! For this simple tutorial you will need a paper cutter, used manila file folders, mod podge, and whatever ephemera [...]