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 […]

To My Crafty Friends

…and that really means all of you. (After all, we are all crafty in our own ways.) I really like this project/cause. If you are out of ideas for a way to give back this holiday season, please consider a “woobie” for a critter. I know our cats love the crocheted-was-supposed-to-be-a-baby-blanket that lays across the […]

Skipping Christmas

I’ve not been clear to everyone about my Christmas intentions. This statement will rectify that. I Am Skipping Christmas! (honestly, I’ve tried this for a couple of years, now) I will not do anything that doesn’t bring pure and rich value to my family and friend relationships. I will not participate in annual “holiday” parties […]