Grandma knew best about creating a Healthy Home….

Grandmothers certainly had the wisdom to  tell us to wash our hands, don’t wear shoes in the house and open the windows, but now science has proven them to be right. Ventilation, for example, can help reduce volatile organic compounds or chemicals faster. In fact, the EPA advises us that without sufficient outdoor air, pollutants can sometimes accumulate… Continue reading

Racine Mayor John Dickert and ecoGirl The Beastie Talk Water

Racine Mayor John Dickert Talks Water with 'The Beastie.'

Racine Mayor John Dickert Talks Water with ‘The Beastie.’

Here’s a fun little video we shot a couple of years ago. Racine, WI Mayor John Dickert​ and ecoGirl, ‘The Beastie’ talk about water quality on Racine’s amazing North beach.

They discuss what the city is doing to maintain, improve and preserve Racine’s great water resources and some of the cool… Continue reading

Spring Garden Clean Up

Hooray!  Time to start cleaning up the garden

Looks like the backyard of the project house needs some attention.   One thing that gets me motivated to clean up the yard is the prospect of growing stuff, specifically growing things I can eat :)  In the area pictured here, we’ll be growing some sugar snap peas.  The… Continue reading

Smarter Cooking – Garlic

Pressed Garlic picture by Ken Kindness

Pressed Garlic

I love garlic and I’m lucky because everyone in my house loves eating garlic too!  Both raw and cooked, garlic has a prominent place in many of my favorite recipes from basic salad dressing to shrimp scampi and of course the amazing whole roasted garlic heads.

Recently I found out that heat… Continue reading