Interview with the Kombucha Mamma

secret booch

We first met Hannah Crum of Kombucha Kamp through Twitter, and quickly entered the eternal bonds of Kombucha-hood. Soon, we were checking out her website KombucahKamp, trading tweets, and blog comments. So, when she announced the relaunch of her website and New Years ReVolution Event…

Cast Iron, the Trendy New Nonstick

Cast Iron Skillets

I have a confession to make. I have five cast iron skillets in my kitchen. At least one of them belonged to my grandmother and one or two more to my mother. I use at least one of them almost every time I cook….

Drink Kombucha and your head will explode and you will die a horrific death! Or maybe not.

The Blob, run for your life, kombucha is on the loose!

What I know about Kombucha: 1) It is the product of tea, sugar, and a Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY for short). 2) Moderate consumption of Kombucha has helped me personally reduce cravings for Coffee, Alcohol, and Carbohydrates. I feel better when I consume less…

Put a Little Sugar in My Bowl: A fun honeybee project for anyone

Bees love a sweet snack!

Fun for everyone. Great family/school project. Use a shallow dish, the saucer from a house plant is perfect. Add rocks or sticks to keep the bees from drowning. Make a small jar of sugar water by filling the jar half full of White Cane…

Change the world, start right now.

A single cell, at least two miles long, of a landfill near Denver, CO.

Why do you write about green topics? A Manifesto (consider yourself warned) I write about the things that bother me. Specifically about unnecessary waste and how simple changes in the way you go about living can reduce or eliminate waste or better yet transform…

Fruit flies got you down? Compost 911

Fruit fly

The Problem: Fruit flies in your vermicompost bin or in your pre-composting container. The solution for both of these problems is super simple. If you are finding fruit flies in your worm bin simply stop feeding. Cover the exposed surface of the bin with…

From Here to Eternity, and Beyond: The Garage Sale

Just in case you didn’t know, we have recently made some huge changes. In the planning since the beginning of this year, we decided to relocate to a warmer climate. The cold weather in Denver last year was just too much for me and…

Kombucha, the new Moonshine?

It looks dangerous, doesn't it?

Kombucha with active ingredients may be an endangered species in grocery stores due to the active fermentation and slight alcohol content. Homegrown kombucha is more popular than ever. If you are not familiar with Kombucha and the continuous brew process read these posts first….

Save that apple core for the compost, it could save a life!

Falcon

Compost MYTH: It is alright to toss an apple core out the window. It will break down and help the environment right? Compost Answer: It would be much better to save the apple core or other biodegradable waste for your indoor vermicomposting bin or…

Bees and Shrimp are in the same boat (and it is sinking)

Here is another reason to keep your bees in town. Dennis Murrell of BeeNatural talks about being Malathioned. I remember our bees getting overspray from soybeans planted across the road when I was growing up and the resulting pile of dead bees in front…