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Reading This Right Now: Zero Waste Home

Reading This Right Now: Zero Waste Home

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste  (Scribner, 2013) by Bea Johnson Everybody has their little fetishes when it comes to the media they consume.  Today I’m officially coming out as a sort of lifestyle design addict.  From Tim Ferriss to Zen Habits to Mr. Money Moustache to […]

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You Say Salami, I Say Salumi…

You Say Salami, I Say Salumi…

| November 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

I don’t know if there is a better meal for me than a bottle of wine, a loaf of crusty bread, a wedge of aged cheese, and a log of beautiful sustainably-produced salumi (aka charcuterie, if you prefer the Francais). Properly made and aged, good dry-aged cured meats are a wonderful thing indeed – not […]

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Finding the Good Stuff: Great Places to Find Local, Sustainable, Organic Food

Finding the Good Stuff: Great Places to Find Local, Sustainable, Organic Food

| November 8, 2012 | 6 Comments

Where do you find the good stuff? Here are some ways to scout out foods that are local, organic, sustainably-raised, grass-fed—whatever your preference is.

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You Get the Dog You Need

You Get the Dog You Need

| June 10, 2012 | 4 Comments

Early morning here at our house, and our two dogs are up and around, campaigning quietly but firmly for breakfast at 6:00am.  They like to play the staring game at this hour.  Having learned that being loud or obnoxious will elicit an angry response, they’ve gone the passive route, and will simply come close and […]

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Restaurant Review: How do we get more restaurants like Lucky Pie?

Restaurant Review: How do we get more restaurants like Lucky Pie?

| May 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

I didn’t think I could top breakfast at Snooze (at least not in the same weekend) but as it happens, I stumbled over Lucky Pie Pizza and Tap House in Denver yesterday, and now I’m ready to move in right above them. Okay, I’d settle for walking distance. We’d been craving pizza and good beer, […]

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Traveling with a Clear(er) Conscience

Traveling with a Clear(er) Conscience

| May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ever wondered how to indulge your love of travel and feel good about it?  How to be sure you’re not stomping around the globe with an enormous carbon footprint?  I think about this often, and it’s a tough nut to crack.  Frankly, it would take a lot of compact fluorescent lightbulbs and cooking in the […]

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A Yelp for green hedonists, hold the whining?

A Yelp for green hedonists, hold the whining?

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Well, I’ve been having fun exploring FarmPlate.com, which bills itself as the largest nationwide directory of sustainable food businesses . . . an online community of farmers, fishermen, foragers, food and drink artisans, restaurants, markets and foodies. With the same sort of rating/review star system used by Yelp, it hopes to cut through the clutter […]

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Chipotle, stop making me like you.

Chipotle, stop making me like you.

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

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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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