With their rich but streamlined 2010 Whitney Biennial (cleverly titled 2010) curators Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari were looking to bring the museum back to its contemporary roots. The pulse-taking show, which begins today and runs through May 30, remains pleasantly true to
the organizers’ stated mission:…
The article includes a 72-hour short ribs recipe. Check the comments for great ideas, too - including a warning about sous vide-ing bananas (evidently, it's a "don't"). Nuts!
From Popular Mechanics:
The basic elements of a sous vide setup are simple: a way to seal your food in vacuum bags; a water bath to cook the sealed food in; and a way to keep the water at the precise temperature you want for as long as you want. If you… Continue
Added by Cornelia on February 1, 2010 at 11:42am —
This ranks right up there with Tiny Houses and mini pies for shrinking the fantastic and beautiful into little packages. Boing Boing and Martha Stewart have excellent how-tos for how to make these green little worlds.…
I attended a dinner last week that served ALL local ingredients - sourced from Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut and Vermont. The dinner was sponsored by the Sustainable Business Network of Boston and Nourish Restaurant. As the chef told us: Not an easy feat in mid-January! The salad dressing contained no vinegar, but a red wine reduction, honey and kombucha from mere… Continue
Added by Cornelia on January 19, 2010 at 6:44pm —
This video - and the lack of dirt, sun and space at home - have inspired me to get on Craiglist and Freecycle and get out the power tools. Looks like I'll need:
a 10-gallon fish tank (or a plastic storage tote - cheaper and keeps out the light just as well)
aquarium parts - bubbler motor, hose, something to disburse the air
I may be way behind the curve on this, but I had the epiphany recently that I can make pesto out of any green. Yes, I've made oodles of basil and cilantro pesto, but arugula, kale, spinach, leeks...oh my, I'm so excited!
So, here's my kale pesto recipe You'll need: One bunch fresh kale (local and organic if you can) 1/2 C. nuts - (note: I'm not a big fan of pine nuts, so I use a mix of roasted salted almonds and cashews. You should feel free to use…
"A visionary project that will turn 93 reused shipping containers into housing units has achieved some important milestones.
The project, called Exceptional Green Living, will be located at the southeast corner of Rosa Parks and Warren in Woodbridge. The much buzzed about development is moving ahead, having just received unanimous approval to proceed from Detroit City Council and secured initial predevelopment funding."…
Charlie Brandts is the Official White House Beekeeper. Chef (Cristeta) Comerford (pictured above) noted that this current batch of honey tastes different than the last batch from the White House Beehive.
"You could see the Salvia strands in the last batch," Comerford said.… Continue
Added by Cornelia on October 23, 2009 at 10:56am —
The weather has turned cold. I haven't slept through the night in several weeks. It's time to start working on growing my pot belly. I can't think of a better way to do that than with cookies. From Joy The Baker
Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
"If there is to be a movement to restore economic values, it will have to cut across the current taxonomies. Its goal will be to make the U.S. again a producer economy, not a consumer economy. It will champion a return to financial self-restraint, large and small."
Park(ing) Day is a one-day, global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The Project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in an area of San Francisco that is… Continue
Added by Cornelia on September 18, 2009 at 11:14am —
EPA's Brownfields Program provides direct funding for brownfields assessment, cleanup, revolving loans, and environmental job training. To facilitate the leveraging of public resources, EPA's Brownfields Program collaborates with other EPA programs, other federal partners, and state… Continue
Added by Cornelia on September 10, 2009 at 4:02pm —
"A vertical farm would behave like a functional ecosystem, in which waste was recycled and the water used in hydroponics and aeroponics was recaptured by dehumidification and used over and over again. The technologies needed to create a vertical farm are currently being used in controlled-environment agriculture facilities but have not been integrated into a seamless source of food production in urban high-rise buildings."… Continue
**Sob** I just got a call from my landlord who said that Cambridge Inspectional Services has deemed my ghetto gutter garden a public safety hazard. What will happen to my little green tomatoes that have fought drought, late blight and car exhaust to be with me?? There is no other spot of direct sun on the property - shall I find foster homes for them? Shall I bring them into the living room and try… Continue
A little while back, I was talking to ReadyMade editor Andrew Wagner about story ideas and blog ideas, and I mentioned how I’d been thinking it would be an interesting experiment to try to live without plastic for a while… Continue
Added by Cornelia on August 5, 2009 at 10:57am —