Dandelion Fritter Recipe

Since I listened to the Ologies podcast foraging episode, I've searched for edible foliage in my neighborhood, in forests, and on mountains. I didn't realize that I only needed to look as far as my backyard/the greenbelt next to our house. The ancient Mayans and Incas ate them raw, straight from the ground, mostly as …

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How to Compost When you Don’t Have the Room or Resources

Since Malcolm and I moved into this house, we have nurtured a compost pile in our backyard. This had been my dream for years because I always felt so guilty throwing away food scraps that can be reused for providing nutrients to soil. When I lived in apartments or houses without room for a compost …

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Is There Lead in My Vintage Pyrex Experiment Results

In November, I came across an article about finding lead in vintage Pyrex which led to a flurry of research. I originally wrote about it here and here on the blog, and on my Instagram (@maegoeswestblog). I received many different responses and even did an Instagram poll to see what people thought. My Instagram poll …

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