One restaurant chooses to participate in a city-wide recycling program, turning food waste into reusable garden compost.
This weekend (Labor Day weekend) marks the unofficial end of summer, as I sit here preparing to tell you about my “Sustainable Summer” my mind is wandering to thoughts of Dora the Explorer backpacks and upcoming flu shots. Before I head back into my “Manic Mommy Mode” (as if I’m ever out of it) I […]
Let me make sure I have my facts straight: In the heart of New York City, a husband and wife, and their very young daughter, embark on a year long journey to transition into a lifestyle that leaves behind a zero carbon footprint? That means: no plastic bottles, no restaurant food, no coffee shops, no […]
It has a distinctive taste, very different from cow or goat cheese as you will learn in this story.
TwoJunes Go Whole Hog The TwoJunes belong to a supper club with 3 other women here in Portland—we’ve been meeting once a month for dinner for the past 3 years, rain or shine, without fail. Usually, the menu is appetizer, cocktail, main dish, side dish and dessert—one dish per member with the main dish falling […]
This is an adaptation of a Caribbean-style brine or marinade for pork. The lime juice subs for the traditional sour oranges which can be difficult to find. I’ve reduced the salt as low as I can and still have a “brine.” The dark beer (I used a mocha stout.) adds a hint of sweetness and […]
We travel from the field to the factory, to see how the freshest green beans are picked, processed, and canned at a “Food Alliance” certified plant.
This is the third in an ongoing series of posts, Heather Jones shares her first-hand experiences as she attempts to bring a farmer’s market to her rural community of Woodbine, New Jersey; population: 2800. My Meeting with the Mayor Last week I finally had my long awaited conversation with my town mayor where I planned […]
Sustainable, yes, natural, no. Home ownership is the great American Dream. To own the land (and the structures on the land) is pretty much the pinnacle of capitalist endeavor. For TwoJunes, our house is our savings, our retirement, a hobby, a joy, and occasionally, sheer terror. Admittedly, it is enormously gratifying to have control over […]
For sustainable, local fresh flowers, it’s DIY As foodies, a trip to the grocery store or market is a delight to the senses. So much so that little luxuries seem to jump right in the basket. . .a fine aged cheese, a bottle of wine, flowers. Ah, the flowers. . .what represents the “the good […]