Posts Tagged ‘sustainable living’

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FARMcurious Brings Home Fermenting to The Masses with Kickstarter Project

FARMcurious Brings Home Fermenting to The Masses with Kickstarter Project Oakland-based food startup simplifies the fermentation process for urban homesteaders Oakland, CA – April 16, 2014 — FARMcurious, an Oakland-based company, announced today the launch of a Kickstarter project bringing home fermenting to a larger market through innovative design and delicious new recipe collections. The… more

April 16th, 2014 | No Comments | Tags: , , ,

Eat Real Portable Beverage Tote

Tout your Oakland Eat Real pride while enjoying tasty beverages at a festival, on a hike or just about anywhere! This reusable wine, water and beverage tote replaces ‘throw away’ beverage bottles and containers. Uses sustainable, recyclable and eco-friendly materials like cotton canvas covers, BPA free plastic liners and aluminum carabiners. The 16oz size holds… more

16″ Bamboo Carving Board

A sustainable product brought to you by Totally Bamboo, this carving board has little valleys to collect juice as you carve or slice, saving it in a little trough so you don’t lose a drop! Do the world a favor…do bamboo! Easy on knives Durable and uniquely beautiful Easy care 12″ x 16″

14″ Bamboo Cutting & Serving Board

A sustainable product brought to you by Totally Bamboo, this cutting board has a gorgeous bamboo inlay so you cut in style. The comfortable handles makes it easy to carry or hang. Do the world a favor…do bamboo! Easy on knives Durable and uniquely beautiful Easy care – wash with warm water & mild detergent… more

Preserving Wild Foods: A Modern Forager’s Recipes for Curing, Canning, Smoking, and Pickling by Raquel Pelzel and Matthew Weingarten

Salted sardines with coriander and thyme. Crab apple mostarda. Instant samphire pickles. Speckled tea eggs with star anise and ginger. Dandelion jelly. Pickled chanterelle mushrooms. Blueberry-maple spoon fruit. These and dozens of other inspired recipes from chef Matthew Weingarten show you how to preserve—by curing, canning, smoking, and pickling—a wide range of wild ingredients foraged from the… more

Sandstone Crock

Hand-Thrown Fermenting Crock – new color options!

After over a year, we finally have this popular fermenting crock back in stock – and in new colors too! Made by one of the few clay artists recommended by the fermenting king Sandor Katz himself, this fermenting crock is created from hand-thrown lead-free clay by an American craftsman.  All ceramic crocks from this artist… more

Tattler Reusable Canning Ring Replacements – Wide Mouth

Stop throwing away lids and creating massive waste. Tattler lids and rings are BPA free and reusable indefinitely. Made for WIDE mouth canning jars (the regular mouth size lids can be found here). These are the WIDE mouth replacement gasket rings for those who already have the lids. If you’d like the full set of Tattler… more

Tattler Reusable Canning Lids & Rings – Wide Mouth

Stop throwing away lids and creating massive waste. Tattler lids and rings are BPA free and reusable indefinitely. Made for WIDE mouth canning jars.   Made in the USA For Hot Water Bath and Pressure Canning No food spoilage due to acid corrosion FDA approved materials One dozen lids & rings

The Good Life Lab by Wendy Jenahara Tremayne

This is the inspirational story of how one couple ditched their careers and high-pressure life in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently, discovering a new sense of value and abundance in the process. Alongside their personal story are tips and… more

The Holistic Orchard by Michael Phillips

Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do – given wise guidance and a personal commitment to observe the teachings of the trees. A holistic grower knows that producing… more

Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway

The first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imagination of America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers. Many people mistakenly think that ecological gardening—which… more

Natural Bread Wrap from Bee’s Wrap

Keep bread fresh without plastic! Wrap a crusty loaf of bread from the market or your own homemade with Bee’s Wrap. Use the warmth of your hands to mold the Bee’s Wrap around the bread or around the top of a large bowl or dish. When cool the wrap stiffens holding its shape and seal…. more

Bee’s Wrap Set of Three – small, medium, large

Wrap bread cheese, vegetables, and cover a bowl without using plastic! Use the warmth of your hands to mold the Bee’s Wrap to create a seal around the top of a bowl, half of a lemon, the end of a crusty loaf of bread, or wrap a piece of cheese. When cool the wrap stiffens… more

Small garden tips and a book giveaway

My very favorite Bay Area gardening book is Golden Gate Gardening, a work of genius written by Pam Peirce.  I love the book so much that when I speak to serious SF Bay Area gardeners and find that they don’t own it I’m shocked.  I reference it anytime I plant something new and frequently before harvesting… more

April 15th, 2012 | 21 Comments | Tags: , ,

A Fermentation Primer

Fermentation is an age-old practice that may date back to as many as 12,000 years ago during the Paleolithic period. That said, it’s a practice that holds as much value today as it did thousands of years ago.  Not only is fermentation a time-honored way to preserve the harvest or create a mind-altering beverage, it’s… more

April 10th, 2012 | 1 Comment | Tags: , ,