Bake—and eat—this banana bread to ensure that both overly ripe bananas and sourdough discard fill tummies, not trash cans!
14 Ways to Use Free Jars
Jars reduce food and packaging waste, make food look more appetizing, cost no extra cash if you reuse any jars you buy food in—and much more!
7 Low-Waste Gifts in Jars Your Recipients Will Love
Just about everything looks better in a jar, especially food. These gifts in jars look impressive but most require little hands-on work.
7 Easy Zero Waste Steps That Cost Zero Dollars
Living a lower waste lifestyle should save money, not bankrupt you. These seven zero-waste steps cost zero dollars.
Is Zero Waste Right for You? Ask Your Trash Can
Do you feel overwhelmed by your stuff? Stressed? Anxious? Does the sight of plastic strewn about the streets send you into convulsions or bouts of swearing? It’s time to try Zero Waste™.
Kitchen Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Already Own
A flimsy plastic kitchen gadget that should not exist inspired this post: the Evriholder Avo Saver Avocado Holder. Shaped like one half of an avocado, with a round indentation for the seed and an adjustable rubber strap, this gadget buckles in the half avocado you didn’t eat so you can store it in the refrigerator and […]
Welcome to the Church of Zero Waste
I was raised in a devout Catholic household, although we kids could skip mass if we felt sick enough to warrant a trip to the ER. I attended Catholic school from kindergarten all the way through the end of high school (I did love my kilt). We knelt around the living room regularly to say […]
How to Assemble a Zero-Waste Kit That Costs Zero Dollars
My daughter Mary Katherine rarely writes posts on the blog she started as a teenager, The Plastic-Free Chef. She did however write one a couple of weeks ago on how, as a busy, cash-strapped student, she finds the zero-waste lifestyle inaccessible. I’m simply too poor. We need more solutions to deal with waste that don’t […]
How to Easily Remove Labels and Smells to Upcycle Jars
Updated 02/06/18 Upcycle jars without buying yet another product to upcycle jars. I am a crazy jar lady. (And a crazy cat lady, but this post is about jars…) I had no idea when I went plastic-free in 2011 that I would develop a jar obsession. I can’t hoard enough jars, although I won’t settle […]