greenish girl


“Whatever it is, I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts.” — Virgil (70 BC – 19 BC), Aeneid
December 27, 2009, 6:32 pm
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Hi everyone,

Sorry for the prolonged absence…it’s been a busy few weeks.  There were a few days with little to no free time at all, besides when I was sleeping, and then I was sick, and then I procrastinated about blogging because I had been planning on finally writing my greenish gift guide and at this point that might not be so useful.  So I’m pretty bummed about that; I had some pretty cool products I wanted to recommend to y’all. But maybe I still can…

Here’s my idea.  Clearly, trying to blog every day didn’t quite work out.  But I’m okay with that!  So how about I promise to try my best to write at least an entry every weekend about some kind of fun, greenish product out there – we can call it “Shopping Sunday (or Saturday, depending when I write the entry)” and then any other entries that I write are just extra gravy*.  Sound good?

*Vegetarian gravy, of course.

Before I get into today’s Shopping Sunday feature, though, I want to get some information from you guys.  For any non-product entries, what do you want to hear about? (Feel free to comment, also). 

Shopping Sunday!

I received this book as a Christmas present (Merry Christmas, by the way, or happy holidays!) and I just love it.  I’m a pretty big fan of Jamie Oliver’s TV show, Jamie at Home, and this book goes right along with it.  Jamie (why, yes, we are on first name terms…) basically lives off of his garden, and the book is separated by season, discussing what’s ripe at that time and even gives you growing tips for different plants.  Basically, if you have any interest in growing your own food, any type of gardening, being like Jamie Oliver, cooking interesting dishes, or all of the above, you should own this book.

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“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London
October 29, 2009, 7:44 pm
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Just a quick entry to fill you in on some of my green inspirations, also known as the blogs I follow, some books I like, and a few magazines that I enjoy.

Blogs:

  1. Treehugger.com (a huge collection of articles on everything green from food to cars to gifts)
  2. Ecogeek.org (written by Hank Green and others, a smaller selection of opinions on new green technologies)
  3. No Impact Man (well, he says it best in his header: “about what each of us can do to end our environmental crisis, make a better place to live for ourselves and everyone else, and hopefully come up with a happier way of life along the way.”)
  4. Greenasathistle.com (originally telling her story of making one green change every day for a year, which brings me to my next category:)

Books:

  1. Sleeping Naked is Green, the story of Greenasathistle’s green year
  2. Generation Green, aimed at teens trying to greenify their lives as they grow (that sounds weird, but I can’t think of another way to explain it)
  3. all the Moosewood cookbooks, a cookbook series from Molly Katzen’s original vegetarian restaurant
  4. More is Less, a cookbook aimed at lessening consumption and eating more naturally

Magazines:

  1. Vegetarian Times, which, quite obviously, is aimed at vegetarians and vegans and has tons of delicious recipes and eco articles
  2. E The Environmental Magazine, which I don’t actually get but I’ve seen a few times, and it seems interesting. Also, I couldn’t just list one magazine in this section!