Tag: bicycling

Week in Pictures

After taking a whole two weeks off from making bread, I couldn’t help myself and tried out another recipe from my How to Make Bread cookbook, this one being an olive & herb bread. Now I’m actually not one of those folks who like the loaves with huge pieces of food mixed up in them (and I do not like…

Eco-licious

TGIF, y’all. So glad it’ll be back into the low 80s tomorrow. I’m wilting. Oh. My. Gawd. This is so rad. Turn your bike into a cargo bike, and back again. Still way expensive, but dang it’s so cool. Yep, Trump picked his running mate, and he’s – as anticipated – a hate-filled scary racist, sexist, homophobic sonofabitch. We need…

Eco-licious

Happy Friday! I gotta say that we love the eco-factor of using Airbnb instead of going the hotel/motel route. Not only do we not have to worry about putting a “do not disturb” sign on our door to keep housekeeping from changing the sheets (who the hell changes the sheets every day? this is a hugely wasteful practice that needs…

Eco-licious

Howdy folks. It’s July, it’s 63 degrees, and it’s raining on and off. Is this really summer? Well I can’t complain too much, it could be 107 like it is in the Southeastern US or flooding like it has been in Texas and West Virginia. And hey, our rain barrels are refilling 🙂 Here’s my weekly wrap up of topics…

Eco-licious

June has kicked off and here in Portland the weather is getting fucking ridiculous. No, seriously. Forecast for today? 101+ degrees (38C). And summer doesn’t even officially begin for 18 more days. Check TheFuckingWeather.com for some humor to go with your temps. Seriously, it’s 10AM as I type this and already 80 degrees. The house is all closed up for the…

Eco-licious

Ahhh, the prospect of rain! After only one “rain event” all summer, we are anticipating up to an inch this weekend and it’s so awesome! Rain cistern & barrels that emptied will be refilled, garden will be able to breathe, wildlife will be sated, and to be honest, the native Oregonian in me will breathe easier as I do on…

EcoGrrl-icious

Wow – September is almost upon us and while the weather is still warm, we can tell that things are getting ready to change. Tomatoes are done as are the cukes (well the latter I’ve made an executive decision on after a very plentiful year!), and just enjoying watching our twenty five or so pepper plants soak up the heat.…

EcoGrrl-icious

What’s on my radar this week… * Not shocking, due to lack of connectivity, living in the suburbs is linked to obesity. * Great article interviewing the awesome Portland ecopsychologist Renee Lertzman, who is keynote speaker at this fall’s GoGreen Conference. Rad! * Love it – Why We Need Bike Lanes More Than Bike Helmets. * Great interview with the…

EcoGrrl-icious

Wow. 100 degrees then down to 75 degrees. Most grateful for the cooling down as this gal does NOT do well when the house is 85 degrees.  Thrilled though at the remarkably early harvest here in Oregon – all of our tomatoes will be harvested by month’s end, amazing!!!  Needless to say marinara is being canned like crazy, and another…

EcoGrrl-icious

Gorgeous week, with the weather cooling a bit to give us a break before next week’s heat wave puts us in the mid 90’s (ugh!). Fortunately, my hubby and I have several basement projects to work on at home and as for the garden, we stopped by Goodwill and picked up a whole bunch of sheets to lay over our…