Purslane: the Most Nutrient Dense Edible Weed You’ve Never Heard of

This summer, I've discovered a plant that most consider a weed, called purslane (AKA hogsweed, fatweed, pursley) . And it is magical. Why? It grows in all the US states, Mexico, and in all provinces of Canada -- all over the world, really. It can grow in gardens, in cracks in bricks and sidewalk, and …

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Cheap Tricks: 5 Strategies to Combat Inflation

If you live in America, you've probably noticed that inflation currently reduces the reach of your paycheck. I feel scrambled trying to find the best deals, coupons, clearances, etc. I have a lot of privilege, so I know others are really hurting right now. Below I share my three top tips that I use to …

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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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