I have unintentionally gone on a bit of a hiatus from this blog! School and work have kept me crazy-busy, as has working in my yard and taking every chance of a sunny day to ride my bike somewhere new.
I am currently reading a few great books that I think should be looked at:
Earth From Above offers fantastic images, as well as thought-provoking text regarding how the earth is steadily declining and how humans are a great cause of its decline. If you want to be awed, just look at the pictures. If you want to be depressed, read the fascinating words that go along with them.
Fresh from the Farmers' Market (Reissue): Year-Round Recipes for the Pick of the Crop allows you to make fantastic meals with the odd assortment of fruits and vegetables you can pick up year-round at local farmers' markets. I am a huge advocate of buying local, and especially purchasing food directly from the person who grew it for you. I realize that sometimes the costs of food at the markets may seem a little high, but in the end, I believe that the lack of travel and the fact that the fruits are able to stay on their plants until they are actually ripe, make up for the slightly higher prices. This cookbook offers some fantastic meals, for meat-eaters and vegans alike.
Knack Clean Home, Green Home: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Eco-Friendly Homekeeping (Knack: Make It easy). I've only gotten about halfway through this amazing book, but so far I've posted stickie notes on about half of those pages! It comes stocked with great information (what cleaning products to always avoid, which ones to avoid as much as possible, and how to make different choices) and recipes and pictures. It is an easy read, although with all the information, it will be difficult to make it a quick read.