Along the eastern side of Italy and Sicily are a series of olive groves where trees are lovingly tended following old traditions. These groves were “organic” before the rest of the world knew what the term meant, producing pure, natural, high-quality olive oil. No pesticides. No preservatives. No artificial anything. The resulting olive oil is nothing less than sublime. It’s packed into tins to preserve freshness, protect it from sunlight and reduce shipping weight.
When grocery store shelves are brimming with olive oils, what makes these so special? Continue reading
Most of the time, we share posts on sustainable home décor and making greener choices in day-to-day life. We take a simple, incremental approach, believing that each step toward a more sustainable lifestyle is a positive step toward a better world. We don’t preach, and we don’t judge. We understand that everyone’s choices will be different, and what works for one won’t work for everyone. To us, that’s the beauty of a sustainable life—it’s finding those things that are meaningful to you, and making them a part of your daily routine. That’s why we like products with purpose—things that don’t just look good, but also have a story to tell, a history to share. Continue reading
As we get deeper into fall, the fresh herbs of summer fade into memory. Gardeners in more temperate climates, or who have container gardens in protected spaces may still be eking out a few fresh leaves from their plants. But there are ways to hold onto summer’s bounty even longer. Before your perennial herbs go dormant and your annuals go to seed or die down, it’s time to harvest one last time. With careful preservation, you can stretch those herbs into next spring. Continue reading