Living a Sustainable Lifestyle

Kitchen Sink Smoothie

Sometimes life can be unbelievably stressful. All you want to do is go for a badass mountain bike ride but there are forty-five mile an hour wind gusts and the air is a thick brown blanket of dust. So you stay home and follow the old senior citizen cat around with a mop cleaning up …

Let’s all Enjoy the Super Bloom Like Adults and Leave No Trace

Something insane has happened in southern California and people are losing their minds, their sanity and their common sense. It rained. Yes, its called winter weather. Please calm down. There is really no need to panic. In the last few weeks, California’s drought may be over, fantastic news but it is erasing peoples use of …

How to have a Sustainable Thanksgiving Holiday

In our family, when it comes to the end of November and those last few crisp and cool days of autumn before winter embraces our ski town, we like to give thanks for the blessings of our harvest, like our massive crop of Honeycrisp Apples, mint and fields of green onions. (But maybe not for …

Mountain Rapunzel’s Guide to a Fairytale Pumpkin Patch

Once upon a time in a forest far, far away from the nearest Whole Foods, a hyper chipmunk decided to grow her own crop of magical Fairytale Pumpkins. In the autumn of 2017, as the red and yellow oak leaves were being blown to the floor of her forest home at over six thousand feet …

How to make Homemade Coconut Milk

A coconut should not reduce you to tears. No one should be afraid of a coconut but once upon a time I was. It was December, 2017, a happy holiday season until I became terrified of coconuts. Terrified of peeling them actually, not like I had a coconutphobia where I thought they would fall from …