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One Simple Thing: Homemade Mayonnaise in Less Than Two Minutes

One Simple Thing: Homemade Mayonnaise in Less Than Two Minutes

| December 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following on last week’s mustard revelation, one of the best things I started to do this year was to make my own mayonnaise.  We don’t use a lot of it, mostly tuna sandwiches, sandwich spread, and cold salads, but one look at the ingredients panel of most mayonnaise containers makes me shudder.  And to add insult […]

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One Simple Thing: Examine the Next Thing You Trash

One Simple Thing: Examine the Next Thing You Trash

| December 22, 2015 | 5 Comments

The thought of replacing everything we discard with something that’s reusable, renewable, or refuse-able is a noble goal.  And the thought of taking it all on is absolutely overwhelming, even to me. Sure, I can spend hours sourcing cheese not sold in plastic, finding someone who recycles #7 plastics (think strawberries in a clamshell), and choosing […]

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Garlic Harvest: A National Holiday…or Just Mine…

Garlic Harvest: A National Holiday…or Just Mine…

| July 26, 2015 | 2 Comments

I have often been pegged as a geeky gardener type.  Although I HAVE been seen pulling weeds in the moonlight in my pajamas, and my fingernails never quite come clean from April to November, I have to confess that I am really too lazy to be one of those über-gardeners who never set foot in the produce section. […]

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Five Unorthodox Reasons Why You Should Grow Some Your Own Food (A Little…or a Lot)

Five Unorthodox Reasons Why You Should Grow Some Your Own Food (A Little…or a Lot)

| June 23, 2015 | 5 Comments

In no particular order: When you grow your own stuff, you can tell Monsanto to shove it. In September of 2014, GMO giant Syngenta Crop Protection LLC asked the US Environmental Protection Agency to increase the legal tolerance for neonicotinoid pesticides on crops. Neonicotinoids, as you may have read, are now widely regarded as the […]

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Friday Freedonist: Come on a Small Pleasures Safari

Friday Freedonist: Come on a Small Pleasures Safari

| May 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

I choose to make my life fun. That’s why I have so many games weaving through it. You can make a game out of almost anything, and flip something boring into something that makes you giggle. There’s the What Can I Make Out of X, Y, and Z for Dinner? game, the How Can I […]

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One Simple Thing: Great Coffee That Doesn’t Hurt People

One Simple Thing: Great Coffee That Doesn’t Hurt People

| April 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Time: A few extra minutes on your next trip to the store. Cost: Costs a bit more, but worth every dime Benefits: Better taste, health, money, pollution, kindness If you don’t drink coffee, well, don’t worry about this one. But as coffee is said to be the second most valuable traded commodity in the world […]

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One Simple Thing: No-Brainer Organic Bread (even gluten free!) for Less Than a Buck

One Simple Thing: No-Brainer Organic Bread (even gluten free!) for Less Than a Buck

| February 7, 2015 | 3 Comments

Time: A trip to the thrift store. Cost: $7.00 – 10.00 investment maximum. Benefits: Health, Money, Deliciousness This is the first in what I hope is a lifelong series on small, super-quick, easy things you can do to live better, eat better, have fun, and green up your life…all at the same time.   I […]

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Recipe: Black Bean Chili with Alaskan Smoked Porter

Recipe: Black Bean Chili with Alaskan Smoked Porter

| January 4, 2015 | 2 Comments

Well, yesterday I worked myself into a serious jones for chili while writing about Alaskan Brewing Company.  Enjoy this standard recipe from our house for a smoky-spicy vegetarian-or-not chili. (Can be doubled, and you’ll thank yourself if you freeze a batch for later) 2 T olive oil 1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped 1 […]

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Does Your Favorite Brewery Turn Out More Than Just Liquid Deliciousness?

Does Your Favorite Brewery Turn Out More Than Just Liquid Deliciousness?

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday of this week, we will have a HIGH temperature of five degrees Fahrenheit here at Chez GH.  An Arctic blast that everyone I know – husband, dogs, friends, family – will hate.  Juneau, Alaska will have a high of 23, downright balmy by comparison. To celebrate being trapped in the house, cleaning up […]

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The Garden in Winter: Five Things Gardeners Can Do to Beat the Winter Blues

The Garden in Winter: Five Things Gardeners Can Do to Beat the Winter Blues

| February 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

Confession time: At the height of the harvest in early September, I am praying for the peace and quiet of February.  My kitchen counters are groaning with produce that needs to be chopped, blanched, canned, frozen, dried.  There’s not much room for anything else, to be honest, and so it sometimes sneaks out into other […]

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