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  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #185: Tackle To-Do Lists. The past forty-eight hours have been a flurry of kid-free activity in this tiny apartment. We’ve scrubbed and scoured, dismantled and reassembled, primed and painted, sorted out old and…

    July 10, 2019 19 Comments
  • make-believe: spring planting.

    The daffodil and crocus bulbs that Faye planted on a whim last fall have sprouted, but they seem stunted. Not enough sunlight on our stoop, maybe. Or too much snow for a narrow window…

    March 27, 2019 8 Comments
  • waste not: candied orange peel.

    Waste Not is a collaboration with my friend, Carrie King. The premise is simple: Carrie, a food writer and editor, shares a recipe highlighting at least one particular way that we can curb food waste.…

    December 19, 2018 11 Comments
  • keeping the fridge tidy (and the food fresh).

    This post is sponsored by Pyrex and features the Pyrex Simply Store glass storage containers. Whither the way to a low-waste kitchen? Is it meal planning? Eating your carrot tops and cooking your corn cobs?…

    October 11, 2018 38 Comments
  • waste not: veggie fried (leftover) rice.

    Waste Not is a collaboration with my friend, Carrie King. The premise is simple: Carrie, a food writer and editor, shares a recipe highlighting at least one particular way that we can curb food waste.…

    September 19, 2018 15 Comments
  • waste not: quick ‘preserved’ lemons.

    Waste Not is a collaboration with my friend, Carrie King. The premise is simple: Carrie, a food writer and editor, shares a recipe highlighting at least one particular way that we can curb food waste.…

    June 14, 2018 21 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Survival Tip #164: Seize the moment. In mating season, male cardinals feed the females they’re hoping to woo. They don’t just gather the food, they coax it into the female’s mouth, morsel by morsel.…

    May 24, 2018 16 Comments
  • make/do: for new parents.

     + Flowers: Pluck them from your own garden, send them from afar via a florist, make it a posey or a spray for the mantle, don’t worry that it seems cliché. It will be…

    January 25, 2018 25 Comments