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The Early Girl Gets the Prize: 3 Recipes for your best tomatoes

I am a freakishly seasonal shopper. Not only do I assiduously avoid grocery store tomatoes year-round until they are in season at the farmers’ market, I won’t even buy them from the farmers for the first few weeks of the local season. Instead I continue to enjoy the green beans, […]

Grilled Zucchini Salad Recipe with Cilantro Lime Dressing

This grilled zucchini salad with cilantro lime dressing is a great go-to summer salad that keeps your hunger at bay but your figure in check. As summer nears, our palates begin to change. In the winter, we crave warmth through denser foods with a bit more of everything – fat, […]

Windows to the Soul

The art of a window is that it is both useful for living and metaphorical for life. A consistent complaint that my husband, born and raised in England, has about his homeland is window-gazing. His claim is that the English spend an inordinate amount of time standing at and staring […]

A Surfboard Made from Renewable Materials

Surf’s up! As the northern hemisphere heads into summer, what better time than to learn how to surf or practise your technique? Diehard surfers were probably out riding the waves all winter long, but if you are like me, the warm weather is a definite prerequisite. Surfing is fantastic exercise […]

Bondage Ropes and Coastal Bliss

I wish I could tie August around my wrists, carrying the satisfaction of whimsical sunsets and anticipation of impending fall with me year round. There is something about natural rope that insinuates the nautical splash of coastal bliss that only summer can nurture. Go ahead, get tied up and roped […]

The Journey of Sylke Golding: From Runway Model to Sealmaiden

“Start anytime, with anything, enjoy the journey and after a while ‘getting there’ will become irrelevant.” – Sylke Golding Sylke Golding started in a shoe store. Well, she was discovered in one. It’s a dreamy tale of being in the exact right place at the exact right time, causing the […]

Our Top Picks for Your Spring Makeup Bag

Don’t get caught this spring without some new beauty essentials to keep your look fresh. Mystikol Eye Liner by Jane Iredale ($20.00) Bright, super-saturated colors are on trend for spring, and we’ve filled our makeup bags with the all-natural best. Not a makeup artist and want expertly-lined eyes? Not a […]

Raw and Delicious: An Easy Guide to Growing Sprouts

 Interested in growing sprouts in your own kitchen? It’s easy. “Your mom put sprouts on your sandwich didn’t she?” I was commiserating with a friend over our hippy-ish upbringings. It’s true. There’s no way any elementary school goer would ever have traded their sandwich for mine, but although I may […]

10 Fabulously American Eco-Hotels

How green is your home away from home? The eco-hotel scene is exploding at the moment, with new “green” places to stay popping up everywhere all the time. But how can you judge if a hotel is really as environmentally virtuous as it claims to be? In the U.S., the […]

Climate Change Affects Pets, Too

There’s a lot of discussion about how climate change could increase the spread of disease. But most of it focuses on how this will have an impact on humans. Humans, however, aren’t the only ones affected by climate change. New research across Europe is finding that increasing temperatures are exposing […]

Ecosalon Recipes: Healthy After-School Snacks Kids Will Come Back For

A reader recently asked: Any ideas for organic, natural snacks my kids will actually eat? Apple slices and carrot sticks have worn out their welcome. I feel guilty microwaving processed snacks, but I’m out of healthier ideas. Any tips? From the time my kids were toddlers, I’ve been an advocate […]

Calling All Couture

Green, contemporary lifestyle clothing. Sustainable everyday wear. Eco-fabulous clothing that does double duty”¦ We’ve seen all these headlines but where, oh where, are the couture eco-designers creating clothes just for our swanky occasions? And I’m talking about fashion-forward designing and not just fabric sewn in piles around the waist of […]

Music Monday: Last Summer Days

EcoSalon’s weekly playlist pick from 8tracks. It’s officially fall, and although you might be taking a moment to mourn the fact that the days are shorter and the chance for rain just increased exponentially, you can also look forward to all the things that make fall wonderful: apple cider, colorful […]

Now Jon Stewart Can Add Farm Animal Savior to His Resume

You guys… Jon Stewart just bought a farm in New Jersey. And he’s going to make it an animal sanctuary… Swoon. EcoRazzi reports that Stewart “recently purchased a farm in New Jersey with the intention of providing a sanctuary for farm animals rescued from cruelty.” According to EcoRazzi, this news […]

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Get Sky High With These Wedge Platforms: Friday Finds

Summer is “the” season for wedge platforms. They are sassy, sexy, and basically look good with anything. We’ve rounded up 5 awesome wedge platforms that you can snatch up now in this week’s Friday Finds. 1. High Society Heel from Free People Yes, this pair of wedge platforms is incredibly […]

6 Hottest Online Natural Beauty Shops

More stores are cropping up with nontoxic cosmetics all the time. But the best place to get your natural beauty fix on is still online. The widest selections of top natural beauty brands are at your fingertips. It used to be a few staple stores were the source for shopping many […]

20 Memorial Day Recipes You Should Make Right Now

This Memorial Day, come equipped with an arsenal of recipes that are diverse enough to wow everyone at the dinner table or afternoon picnic. These 20 recipes have been vetted by EcoSalon’s food writers, so you know they’ve been tried, tested and passed with flying colors, before being gobbled up. Whether […]

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Now Jon Stewart Can Add Farm Animal Savior to His Resume

You guys… Jon Stewart just bought a farm in New Jersey. And he’s going to make it an animal sanctuary… Swoon. EcoRazzi reports that Stewart “recently purchased a farm in New Jersey with the intention of providing a sanctuary for farm animals rescued from cruelty.” According to EcoRazzi, this news […]

Matcha Green Tea: Putting Other Teas to Shame

Matcha green tea’s vibrant green powder tastes a lot like green tea, but it offers more potent and meaningful health benefits.  Matcha green tea is a fine powder green tea native to Japan. Matcha green tea tastes like green tea, only a bit more full-bodied. In one gram of matcha […]

4 Ways to Be Certain You’re Investing in Eco-Friendly Clothing

We love style. We love fashion. We also want to make sure our sartorial choices do little damage to the world as we can. Eco-friendly clothing manufacturers throw around terms like “conscientious” and “sustainable fashion”, but what does that really mean? There are plenty of fashion designers that describe themselves […]

Now Trending: Wide Leg Jeans and Bell Bottoms Are Back!

This season’s denim trend is a double throwback to two decades in fashion history – wide leg jeans from the ’90s and bell bottoms and patchwork from the ’70s. Work the look right with our vintage trending tips! It all started on the Fall/Winter 2014 runways and bled into the […]