Alison Clary posted a discussion
Photo by PHÚC LONG on UnsplashThere are so many different types of lettuce on the market these days. You can whip up a crisp Caesar salad with Romaine lettuce, a tangy wedge salad with iceberg lettuce, or an artisanal salad with a nifty head of…
Jul 31
Alison Clary posted a discussion
It's Plastic-Free July, and we're thinking about what we wear. Two-thirds of our clothing contains a synthetic fiber that is the bane of environmentalists, and yet the fashion industry promotes it as being sustainable. Apparel companies like J. Crew…
Jun 24
Alison Clary posted a discussion
Anxiety over climate change can affect the psychological wellbeing of kids, just as it can for adults. As much as we want to shield our kids from unpleasantness and reassure them that their world is stable and secure, it’s impossible to ignore the…
May 29
Alison Clary posted a discussion
Those of us who can’t wait to fire up the barbie will rejoice that May is National BBQ Month! In fact, with the pandemic waning in some areas, many homeowners are catching up on kitchen renovations and depending on outdoor grills for cooking meals.…
Apr 27
Jim Gunshinan replied to Alison Clary's discussion Where Has All The Asparagus Gone?
"I never knew anything about asparagus! My wife makes a delicious asparagus soup. We'll have to keep an eye on our consumption now. Thanks Alison."
Apr 14
Alison Clary posted a discussion
Every spring, asparagus fans eagerly anticipate the arrival of this delicacy and look forward to preparing it in a myriad of ways: steamed, simmered, roasted, grilled, sautéed, wok-fried, and more! Unfortunately, it is getting harder and harder to…
Apr 2
Alison Clary replied to Alison Clary's discussion What Makes Frozen Food So Cool?
"Thanks, Tina! I definitely enjoy topics that have a practical application to everyday life!"
Mar 3
Tina King Neuhausel replied to Alison Clary's discussion What Makes Frozen Food So Cool?
"I agree with Jim - what an incredibly helpful article!"
Mar 3
Alison Clary replied to Alison Clary's discussion What Makes Frozen Food So Cool?
"That's very gratifying. Thank you! I learned a lot by researching and writing this."
Mar 3
Alison Clary replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion Who's Under Water? Imagining Contra Costa County in 2100
"Thanks for writing this, Jim. People are very curious and concerned about this topic, and we need to talk about it, as sobering and distressing as it may be. You end on a positive note, but sounding the alarm is necessary and drives us to practice…"
Mar 3
Jim Gunshinan replied to Alison Clary's discussion What Makes Frozen Food So Cool?
"Hi Alison,
Readers ought to get course credit from Eco-University for reading this article! Wow, packed with information and clear and simple rationales for using more frozen food."
Mar 3
Alison Clary posted a discussion
Clarence Birdseye invented the quick freezing method in 1924, but the ready-to-eat revolution didn't really start until the 1950s. By the 1970s, home freezers were widespread, and on March 6, 1984, President Reagan approved a National Frozen Food…
Feb 25
Alison Clary posted a discussion
 Millions of people around the world enjoy drinking tea every day. They may drink it purely for flavor or its calming, comforting, invigorating, or health benefits. But you might be surprised to learn that tea may have a sinister side.The very thing…
Jan 28
Alison Clary replied to Alison Clary's discussion Slow It, Spread It, Sink It: Part II of Last Month's La Nina Article
"Thanks, Jim! I'm all about primers and keeping it simple!"
Jan 6
Jim Gunshinan replied to Alison Clary's discussion Slow It, Spread It, Sink It: Part II of Last Month's La Nina Article
"What an excellent primer on conserving water, and the categories—like Marvelous Mulching—make this easy to read and digest."
Jan 6
Alison Clary posted a discussion
 Photo by toinane on UnsplashLast month, we discussed how this would likely be a La Nina winter and the challenge of heavy rains compressed over several days at a time. The good news is that water reservoirs are filling up and the Sierra snowpack is…
Dec 31, 2021
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