The BP Hangover

Jun 03, 2010 1 Comment

One of the hardest things to accept is this: this oil spill not only implicates BP, but it implicates all of us. We need to realize that our oily fingerprints are all over this mess, too.

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Garlic Scapes: Curly. Green. Different.

May 24, 2010 3 Comments

The highlight of my recent trip to the farmer’s market was an odd little veggie I had never tried before: the garlic scape. If you’re a garlic fan and haven’t tried one yet, your culinary world is about to be rocked.

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Four Insanely Easy Ways to Save Energy

May 06, 2010 2 Comments

You’ve got better ways to spend money than utility bills, which is reason enough to trim energy use. More important than saving cash, however, is reducing your personal greenhouse emissions.

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Eco Chic in Plaza Midwood

Apr 27, 2010 1 Comment

Shopping isn’t exactly eco-friendly, but dammit, we’ve got to live a little. So if you want to be green while you’re out spending green, there’s the eco-friendly option: go secondhand.

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New Farmer’s Market in Atherton Mills

Apr 21, 2010 2 Comments

Great news for Charlotte foodies! This Spring, the old Atherton Mill trolley barn will become the site of a new, local-only farmer’s market.

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Food Can’t Get More Local Than This

Apr 19, 2010 1 Comment

Prior to last year, the only remarkable aspects of my gardening were the diversity of flowers I killed and the speed with which I killed them. Out of a desire to go green, I attempted a vegetable and herb garden last year despite this less-than-stellar track record. Somehow, it worked.

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The Tailgate: A Local-only Farmer’s Market in South End

Apr 13, 2010 Comments Off

There are times when Charlotte feels like a city, and times when Charlotte feels like a small, close-knit community. No better example exists of the latter than the Tailgate Farmer’s Market in South End.

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Give Your Old Books a Sequel

Apr 08, 2010 1 Comment

My environmentalism has its limits, and Ed Begley Jr. would have to tear books out of my cold dead hands before I’d ever buy a Kindle. I’m an old school reader, a book nerd. So to atone for my book-buying ways, I’m seeking ways to reduce the amount of paper that feeds my reading habit. Here are some of my favorite ways to reduce-reuse-recycle books.

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