It would be nearly impossible for me to choose a favourite shade of green, but if pressed, I would probably put “grass” in my top 10. Of course, that answer is an utter cop-out because grass itself comes in hundreds, if not thousands, of shades. Just last night, while watching my fella cut his lawn, I found myself mesmerized by the way the grass appeared to change colour with each pass of the mower; much like velvet changes when you run your hand across the nap. Before I knew it,... → Read the rest of this article
The Mascot stood in front of the open fridge and called out, “Hey, Mom. What’s with all of this pomegranate stuff?” “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” I said as I sipped my pomegranate-flavoured green tea and watched the flame dance from my hand-poured pomegranate-scented soy candle. The kid has a point, though; we really do have a lot of pomegranate products in the fridge and around the house. Off the top of my head, I can think of at... → Read the rest of this article
As I was perusing all of the beautiful handmade things on Etsy, as I often do, I stumbled across a unique little shop by the name of NottyPooch. Huey and Wah of Penang, Malaysia are the creators of these organizational products made entirely from recycled billboard banners for an eco-friendly, interesting look. Each piece is different from the next with variation in color, pattern, and age.
This creative team assembles a wide range of products from these bright and... → Read the rest of this article
I don’t have a green thumb (by any stretch of the imagination), but last year’s tomato crop was so dismal that I barely harvested enough fruit for a caprese salad, never mind a batch of marinara sauce. This year, however, is looking much, much more promising. With the first “early girl” turning red as we speak (and plenty more on the vine), I am beginning to see a bowl (if not multiple bowls) of pico de gallo in our near future. Of course, that will have to wait until we have... → Read the rest of this article
Soy has long been labeled a healthy and sustainable crop, with dozens of uses in the culinary world, but have you seen how many other uses artists and designers have found for soy in the worlds of fashion, beauty and housewares?
Shown above: soy, acrylic and wool scarf from Fluur; soy milk beauty bar from soapsrus; solid perfume (soy-based) from sweetanthem. Soy is considered a sustainable, or renewable, crop because it is fast-growing and quickly replenished. Like most legumes, soy... → Read the rest of this article