Curtains at #DomaLuza

The nice lady who owned our home before us had very different tastes than we do. She had florals and valances and 1200 square feet of pink. She was kind to leave us the sheers and valances that fit the first floor windows. It was just one less thing we had to worry about as […]

Great Grandmother’s Talent

My great grandmother, Mama Salter, put a crochet hook and some yarn in my hand when I was just a baby–far too young to remember. She didn’t care what I did, she just wanted me to play with it. I can not remember learning how to crochet the basic stitch. I only remember my grandmother, […]

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving, my third favorite holiday. I’m craving real/traditional comfort foods for this, my second vegan, Thanksgiving. So, while I can easily “cheat” and have the non-vegan (but mostly vegetarian) versions of these foods, I’m making my own. I think this will be easier than last year’s meal of the traveling Tofurkey with sides. Vegan Stuffing […]

Vegan “Trashcan” Chili

This is a “trashcan” or “dump” recipe that can be made completely from not-very-perishible[1] ingredients. These are great for cold or rainy days when you just don’t want to leave the house. Even if you haven’t been to the store, you might have these on hand. The beauty is that if you have a little […]

Vegan “Trashcan” Gumbo

This is a “trashcan” or “dump” recipe that can be made completely from not-very-perishible[1] ingredients. These are great for cold or rainy days when you just don’t want to leave the house. Even if you haven’t been to the store, you might have these on hand.[2] The beauty is that if you have a little […]

DIY Laundry Detergent

For the Planet I read somewhere recently that fabric softener is environmentally one of the worst chemicals to have in your home…not because of the harm of the product, but because of how it’s made. They use a lot of terrible/harsh chemicals to produce it cheaply and then use a bunch of other chemicals to […]