One step forward, two steps back (and a decision to shop the neighbourhood for one month).

Our quest to reduce garbage and packaging was going so well…the trash can became the recycling bin  and one week’s worth of garbage could fit in a small unlined bin under the sink.  We made produce bags and hankies from old t-shirts that were too far gone for donation, bought compostable toothbrushes and compost like … More One step forward, two steps back (and a decision to shop the neighbourhood for one month).

So long Amsterdam!

Back in NYC after a fun (and rainy) 2 week visit to Amsterdam.   My husband was lamenting the two pairs of shorts he packed and didn’t wear, and we all could have used another sweater. We mainly stayed at my sister’s place near Amsterdam Centraal.  We biked (and even found a bakfiets – a … More So long Amsterdam!

New York Botanical Gardens – Nights and CHIHULY

Nights and CHIHULY at the New York Botanical Gardens is an after-dark experience where you sit on the great lawn and enjoy live music (and beer/wine), then admire the illuminated glass works of Dale Chihuly at the Enid Haupt Conservatory and throughout the Gardens. Dale Chihuly was the first American to study glass blowing on … More New York Botanical Gardens – Nights and CHIHULY

First CSA Bounty

It’s CSA time again!  If I sound excited, it’s because I am.  We joined Cream of the Crop CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) last summer/fall and all season long picked up our share of delicious, local, organic veggies on Tuesday afternoons.   Over the winter and spring we missed not only the bounty, but also the … More First CSA Bounty