• On Compost: Part 1

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    We’re making dirt outside our front door. (Kind of. It’s compost actually, but that doesn't make it any classier.) Just to get our feet wet, today I'm sharing the basics: what compost is, what it’s used for, and how to make it (in very, very simple terms.) (more…)

  • The Art of Leftovers Wizardry

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    I don't claim to be an expert in anything, but there is one thing I'm not too shabby at and that is effectively concocting meals using leftovers. My mama taught me well; she is the queen of making leftovers into casseroles that taste gourmet. Using up leftover food helps to squeeze more meals out of ...

  • A note from the Oil Cleansing Method

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    Howdy. I'm the mixture of caster oil and olive oil sitting in a plastic bottle on the Shoebox bathroom counter. They call me the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM). I'm new round these parts; been here 'bout a few months, so I thought I'd write up somethin' describing my job in this place the humans call ...