We Have a Winner

Congratulations to Natalie, winner of the book “Search Inside Yourself.” If you didn’t win, we’re giving away a trio of great gardening books in June so stop back again!

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Book Giveaway – Win a New Hardback Copy of Search Inside Yourself

I’ve never read a book quite like Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace) (HarperOne, $26.99). If you already know that Google offers a popular course for its employees called “Search Inside Yourself,” you’re one step ahead of me. But when I first heard about the . . . → Read More: Book Giveaway – Win a New Hardback Copy of Search Inside Yourself

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

How to Banish Green Gloom and Guilt

Photo by Pink Sherbet Photography

Nobody talks about this much, but it seems to me that trying to live a sustainable life can sometimes be a Big Biohazardous Bummer.

Earlier this week, I headed to the compost bin with a pan of water. The water had been soaking in a cooking pot, and . . . → Read More: How to Banish Green Gloom and Guilt

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

11 Easy to Grow Vegetable Seeds You Can Direct Sow Now and Enjoy an Organic Harvest this Summer

Photo by Jeremy Bronson

If you never got around to starting any seedlings this spring and now you’re fretting about the expense of buying vegetable plants at the garden center, fear not! Many vegetable seeds can be sown directly in the dirt, where they’ll happy germinate and provide you with a nice harvest. . . . → Read More: 11 Easy to Grow Vegetable Seeds You Can Direct Sow Now and Enjoy an Organic Harvest this Summer

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

A Letter to the Meat Industry

Photo by Joost J. Bakker IJmuiden

Yesterday I read an article on the PR news site Bulldog Reporter about the meat industry’s “image crisis.” From the public outcry against “pink slime,” to a recent incident of mad cow disease in a dairy cow, to the Harvard study released this spring that suggests . . . → Read More: A Letter to the Meat Industry

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.