For the Planet

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” –Mahatma Gandhi

It might sound obvious, but we only get one planet. If we screw this one up, we don’t get to hit reset. We can’t order a replacement. Damage that can be done in an instant can take a lifetime to repair. That’s why now is the time to step up and protect the most valuable resource we have. We’re making progress, but there’s more to be done. We don’t have to deprive ourselves, but we do have to live within our means. What good are gadgets and glamor when you don’t have a safe planet to keep them on? Join me as I try my best to reduce my carbon footprint and live a life that is good for the planet.

Save the Bay at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Photo Courtesy of Pearl Dive

I don’t know anyone who would turn down an opportunity to enjoy delicious food for a good cause. I certainly wouldn’t. That’s why I jumped at the chance to try Pearl Dive Oyster Palace’s “Beat the Blues and Save the Bay”…
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Event Alert: K Street Farm Dinner

K Street Farm

Next month, some of the best chefs in the DC area will come together in the name of building a healthy food system in DC. They will prepare a multi-course, family-style dinner to benefit DC Greens, a nonprofit that uses…
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Photo Friday: Wildflowers at Riverbend Park


On this beautiful spring morning, and in honor of National Wildflower Week, I wanted to share some photos from a hike with my family at Riverbend Park. If you haven’t been, I definitely recommend taking a trip, especially when everything is…
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Happy Arbor Day!


If you’ve been following Lani’s Cup of Tea, you know that I hosted a workshop on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation with a lively bunch of Girl Scouts a few months ago. We learned all about water quality and…
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The Foodie’s Guide to Earth Day


If you know me at all, you know that Earth Day is my jam. My locally sourced, homemade organic jam. That’s why this year, I came up with this guide to help fellow foodies (and non-foodies – I don’t discriminate!)…
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How to Grow Your Own Micro-Greens


  Growing your own food is one of the best ways to ensure that you’re eating local, organic and fresh produce. However, if you don’t have an ideal plot of land for gardening, you’re probably feeling left out of this green…
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Celebrate Earth Day: Save Water, Drink Green Beer


“Save Water, Drink Beer” may be a silly phrase that’s plastered on t-shirts and beer mugs, but depending on which beer you’re drinking, there’s actually some truth to it. This Earth Day, City Tap House will be serving up five beers from eco-friendly…
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Girl Scouts Help Save the Bay

One year ago this month, I was frantically finishing up term papers, studying for finals, saying goodbyes, packing for a month-long adventure, and embarking on the first step to the rest of my life. In the midst of all of…
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A Tough Perspective

In Friday’s post, I explained why I love traveling. It can broaden horizons and show you new perspectives. Sometimes though, this new perspective can be hard to accept. It challenges your existing view of the world, and opens your eyes to…
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Meeting Orangutans

I’ve been waiting to post these particular photos because they are some of my favorites from the entire trip, and I wanted to be sure to do them justice. The more I looked at them, though, the more I realized…
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