Planting Peas and Hoping for the Best

I planted peas last week, so the 2015 summer garden is officially underway.

I probably should have gotten them in the ground earlier, but we had heavy, wet snow last weekend and I was ensconced inside with a good book and hot tea.

With our changing weather patterns it’s hard to know exactly . . . → Read More: Planting Peas and Hoping for the Best

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.

Happy Simple Supper: Fried Rice Quinoa

If you haven’t cooked much with quinoa, you might enjoy trying this recipe. I developed it for my book The Quinoa Quookbook, and based it on a fried rice recipe that was one of my family’s favorites for years. Surprisingly, they now prefer quinoa to rice, which maybe . . . → Read More: Happy Simple Supper: Fried Rice Quinoa

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.

Could Your Wallet, Keys or Purse Use a Spring Cleaning?

A dear friend of mine went to the doctor because she was having chronic shoulder stiffness and back pain. The doctor was puzzled, finding no evidence of an injury or obvious cause for her ongoing pain. As my friend prepared to leave, she hoisted her designer purse on her right shoulder.

“Wait just . . . → Read More: Could Your Wallet, Keys or Purse Use a Spring Cleaning?

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.