Monthly Archives: January 2012

Building a Better (Fruit) Fly Trap

It’s a fact of life – if you raise composting worms or keep compost in a container on your counter, you will get fruit flies at some point. Even if you just have a fly or two at first, you … Continue reading

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Vermiculture Made Cheap and Easy

It’s been almost a year since I last talked about our “pet” composting worms, so I thought I’d revisit the subject and share some information on how we actually built our worm composting bin. January is a great time of … Continue reading

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“No such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.”- Ben Franklin

“Talk is cheap – free speech isn’t.” That’s on a bumper sticker stuck to my long-disused guitar case. Despite the fact that the case is getting dusty in our basement, that phrase rang loudly in my head this Wednesday. I … Continue reading

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Vegan Umami for Beginners

Eating seasonally is such a trendy catchphase that it’s easy to miss how basic it is. Although it’s escaped us a bit with processed food and year-round fresh berries, the idea of eating different food during different times of the … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in Bicycleland

In my last post, I talked about how fear can hold us back from taking on actions that are better for us, society, and the environment, like bicycling to work or cooking dinner. I offered a number of ways to … Continue reading

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