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Seeing the Gulf From Above

A picture is worth a thousand words. The expression may sound cliche, but in the conservation movement, it couldn’t be more true. In the day and age of quick soundbites and short attention spans, when it comes to promoting a cause, grabbing people’s attention is key. We need more than […]

Foodspotting Friday: Iced Coffee To Get You Going

Five photos for Friday iced coffee inspiration! We’ve had a busy week here at EcoSalon HQ, which means that come Friday we’re still chugging coffee like crazy women! And even though it’s September – how did that happen already? – autumn equinox isn’t here yet and there are plenty of […]

Foodspotting Friday: Did Someone Say Pumpkin?

15 aesthetically pleasing foods you can make with pumpkin. In honor of Halloween, which we assume many of you will be celebrating in various ways over the next few days, this week’s Foodspotting Friday is dedicated to the most iconic of fall foods: the pumpkin. Put it in a cupcake, […]

Foodie Underground: Trentasize It

Creeping ever closer to the McDonald’s model, Starbucks has poured it on with the new Trenta serving size. Do we need another supersize product that tempts our taste buds and throws rationality out the door? Of course not. No one should be drinking 31 ounces of double, mocha, frappy, whatever. But we […]

Foodie Underground: Cupcakes Are So Last Year

In a post-holiday food coma, which had included six days straight of pickled herring, you would think that I would be turned off by the mere idea of food. Never. As I sat on my couch with a minimalist breakfast of tea and oatmeal this weekend, my ears perked up […]

Rocking Out in the Kitchen: Songs to Cook To

Just in time for dinner, bookmark this: EcoSalon’s handpicked playlist to inspire tonight’s cooking and kitchen dancing.  Sometimes cooking is a joy. Other times, when you’re tired and feeling low on creative inspiration, cooking is a chore. Fortunately there’s one thing that helps: music. The EcoSalon team put together a […]

Foodie Underground: Euro Cheapo

When it comes to Europe, I’ve always been a proponent of fresh baked baguettes, a good chunk of cheese and a bottle of local wine as your best bet for a good meal; European culinary travel means not always having to shell out a fortune for good food. But Europe […]

Foodie Underground: 20 Terms for the Foodie Vocabulary

ColumnYour guide to translating avant garde foodie menus. Known for my tendency (obsession), with pronouncing words in a French accent, most of my friends refuse to order on their own if we’re anywhere near a place serving croissants or tarte au citron. Even outside a French themed restaurant or cafe, […]

Pepparkakor: Swedish Gingerbread Cookies

Swedish Advent coffee gatherings and the must have baked good of the season. The season of Advent is upon us. In Sweden, Advent is holy, not just because it represents a religious tradition, but more practically it celebrates and honors light. Every Sunday through Christmas a new candle is lit, […]

Springing Back into Food-Forward Farmers’ Markets

Did you spend your weekend basking in the official spring sun? I did. And so did a slew of others who took advantage of the amazing West Coast weather and filled a couple of downtown Portland, Ore. blocks for the much awaited opening of Portland Farmers Market 2010. I’m lucky […]

Foodie Underground: 5 Articles You May Have Missed

ColumnNew to Foodie Underground? Here are 5 of our favorite articles to get you started. If you’re new to EcoSalon, you might not be completely familiar with the weekly Foodie Underground column. Yes, it’s about food, but it’s about all those things that are helping to shape the underground food […]

The Glucose Overdose of Cupcake Culture

Cupcakes and the people who blog about them. Despite the ongoing dispute over cupcakes at EcoSalon HQ, I stand by my loathing. It’s not cupcakes per se, it’s the entire cupcake trend that’s turning baked-good-loving people into frosting zombies. How do I know this? I have a Google alert that […]

The Friday Five, Vol. 3

A weekly round-up of EcoSalon’s top stories. Take five. Here’s an at-a-glance chance to reconnect with or catch top stories you might have missed this week at EcoSalon: Are you getting tired of hearing the same old runway stories during fashion week? Writer Abigail Doan writes about new trends gaining […]

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Foodie Underground: Give It Up, Butternut

ColumnSuddenly, sweet potato fries don’t seem so bad. Heard of butternut squash? Of course you have. I don’t know how one couldn’t, what with it being whipped into some not-your-average-squash creation in every organic, hipster and farm-to-table restaurant these days. Fitzgerald, were he around today, would have surely noted this […]

Foodspotting Friday: Chocolate Lovers Edition

10 photos to quell your chocolate cravings.  When I discovered that breathable chocolate actually exists, I debated on tracking down a French friend so they could send some over. A whiff of chocolate that you can keep in your purse? That’s like having an instant pick me up right next to […]

Music Monday: Wow, I Feel Even More Epic

EcoSalon’s weekly playlist pick from 8tracks. Full (maybe a little embarassing) disclosure: I have a tendency to continuously hit replay on a song. And by continuously, I mean obsessively. This happened last week when I came across the Wow, I Feel Even More Epic playlist, and got stuck on this track. […]

Foodspotting Friday: Crazy for Citrus

10 photos to inspire your citrus consumption this winter.  Come the holiday season, I always have a box of satsumas. Yes, satsumas. Not mandarins or tangerines; satsumas. Because they’re easy to peel, seedless and perfect for holiday laziness. Plus the box they come in is perfect for eco-friendly wrapping of […]

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