Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Post on Green - in bullet points

  • Kiel likes pistachio ice cream, but he picks out all the pistachios. I'm OK with that if I can get to them before the cat does.
  • Kiel refuses to eat any green vegetable. He also refuses orange, red, blue, yellow, white, and brown vegetables. He is no more willing to eat the rainbow array of fruit we have in our kitchen right now either.
  • Noah happily drinks, and requests more, of my meany greeny smoothies that I make with bunches and bunches of baby spinach and a big handful of mushrooms that I then add whatever fruit we have hanging around, plus some chia seeds and wheat grass powder. He has watched me make them and knows what I put in them, but he still loves them! So do I.
  • Rich and I are trying to go more green with our diet and are following a prominently plant based diet. This means we have a shit ton of green leafy vegetables in our refrigerator right now. 
  • I'm trying to use more green cleaning products, and have just ordered the supplies I need to make our own laundry detergent, dish washer powder, and cleaning sprays. 
  • I'm working with green yarn right now (kind of a sage green) and I'm not thrilled with it. This is for the second of two blankets I am making for my nephew and his wife, who just had twins last week. The first blanket is done and I'm quite happy with how it turned out. The second blanket however, is turning into a major PITA. The yarn I wanted isn't available right now and I can't find anything else that I really like. The yarn I have now feels nice, but it's a little thicker than what I had before, and it pills. I hate pilling. And I can't find a pattern that calls to me. Yarn frustration sucks.
What is green in your life? Feel free to tell me about it in the comments. :)



  1. Already make laundry detergent. Eat lots of veggies, but you couldn't pay me to drink green smoothies. Maybe Noah can convince GB,

    1. I will make you one next time you are here. I bet you will change your mind. They just taste like fruit.

  2. Have you ever done a star-type blanket? They are striking AND easy. Something along these lines: http://thekidneybean.wordpress.com/crochet-patterns/chromium-star-blanket/

  3. I make my own laundry detergent, would be interested in getting the recipe for the other two. blog.heidiward.com