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What to do when your man wants to use the car and you don't
The first time I aired the idea for writing this post, my beau replied sarcastically: "You mean that you want to write a post about me who wants to drive our car all the time, and you refusing it because of environmental reasons? What have you been watching...
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3 indoor compost bins for the modern apartment dweller
Are you considering composting, but live in an apartment? Maybe you don't want to handle earthworms or you're worried about the smell? Whatever your reason, here are three ideas for indoor composting for the apartment dweller. With these bins, you don't nee...
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Will there be a food waste law for Norway?
The French did it first, and in February they passed a law that bans food waste at supermarkets and ensures that leftover food goes to people in need. An Italian law that was passed two months ago has a different approach to their food waste problem. Busine...
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Project Mushroom: How to dry wild mushrooms the cheap way
Drying food is one of mankind's oldest ways of preserving food - including edible, wild mushrooms. The beauty of dried mushrooms is that they can last for many years - if stored properly. In the last month we've  found plenty of funnel chanterelles , but un...
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New kids on the wild mushroom block - lessons learned
I don't know what has gotten into me these days, but four weeks ago I decided to do something entirely new, something I've never thought that I would be doing. - To forage for edible wild mushrooms. We live close to the woods here in Oslo, and it would be a...
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My autumn breakfast - how to make a refreshing chanterelle sandwich
One thing we've really appreciated in the last month, is finding edible wild mushrooms , mostly yellow foot chanterelle and 'Gypsy' mushrooms. As newbies we haven't been able to find many kilos of edible mushrooms like many experienced people tend to do, bu...
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Simple tips for reducing waste on taco nights
Me and my beau are two taco lovers, but everyone knows that most taco ingredients are packaged - whether we like it or not. However - after our plastic-free challenge in June and July, we learned a thing or two about minimizing waste in the kitchen and that...
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September seasonal food - the root vegetables
Too bad that summer is over, but there's a lot to look forward to right now! :-) Root vegetables are in their prime, and are widely available in the stores and Farmer's Markets. September is harvesting month after a long summer, when farmers are ready to se...
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A restless city dweller going back to nature - an alternative to air travel
Most people I know go hiking in the nearby forest or mountains to get away from their hectic life in the city. I on the other hand, have always thought that I had to travel far to experience new things or to unwind. Whenever I became restless, I would trave...
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A vintage feeling: My favorite second hand shops in Berlin
Hunting for second-hand and vintage treasures became nearly an obsession during my three-week stay in Berlin. Where would I find them? :-) I searched dozens of sites online, but in the end I decided to get out there and hope that I would bump into a nice vi...
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