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What’s the Ultimate Daily Pleasure?   (Part 1)

What’s the Ultimate Daily Pleasure? (Part 1)

| November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hint: No Corkscrew Required, and You Can Keep Your Clothes On Friends will sometimes give me the stink eye when I mention I went to check out a new bakery in the middle of the workday, or made my own mozzarella, or started the day with a long walk along the creek with a friend.  […]

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Behold the Wooden Lightbulb

Behold the Wooden Lightbulb

| May 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

I am always finding groovy things on Grist.org’s Grist List, but I saw this and at first thought it was a joke, poking fun at those of us who get a little visceral thrill out of buying energy-efficient lighting. Indeed, it’s really a light fixture, and a work of art at that. Check it out […]

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The Sad End and the Happy Beginning

The Sad End and the Happy Beginning

| May 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

I love tomatoes.  But not those coral-pink, mealy, gross, taste-free tomatoes you usually find in the produce section at the grocery.  REAL tomatoes, the kind that come out of a garden and not out of a styrofoam tray or a clamshell package.  I have grown tomatoes now for several years just because eating a just-picked […]

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You too might be a green hedonist if…

You too might be a green hedonist if…

| February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

…you’ve considered composting your wine corks …you ask your server whether the escargot are free-range …your push mower has an insulated cup holder …your camping kit includes a champagne service …you ask the Jaguar dealer if “this thing can run on biofuel?” …you bemoan the fact that there are no in-car compost bins …you have […]

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Buying things made by craftsmen you know? Priceless.

Buying things made by craftsmen you know? Priceless.

| January 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

We’d been hoping to find a piece of furniture to put next to the front door, somewhere we could sit and take off our muddy boots, but hadn’t found anything that seemed right.  Then we discovered Donnie Criswell and Lux Woodworks, who make incredibly cool one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture out of locally-sourced reclaimed materials and […]

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