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Foodie Underground: All Things Pork at Cochon 555

As you’re planning your foodie calendar for 2011, you might want to take a moment and pencil in Cochon 555. We all know that pork is often the favored meat of underground foodies (think about how many things wrapped in bacon you’ve been offered over the last couple of months), […]

The Friday 5, Vol. 26

A weekly roundup of EcoSalon’s top stories. Optimistic cities are filled with better neighbors, community members and friends. We’re packing our virtual bags to go on a tour of the best and maybe we’ll even find you. In the 10 Best American Cities for Optimists, Shelter Editor K. Emily Bond […]

Cycle Chic: Female Cyclists Through the Ages

A century of women’s cycling in photos.  Cycling isn’t just a sport, a passion or a hobby. It’s a lifestyle. There is lots of talk of the rise of the bike movement, that it’s becoming more and more a part of the cultural consciousness. But cycling isn’t a trend; pedaling […]

Music Monday: B(l)ack(out) to School

EcoSalon’s weekly playlist pick from 8tracks. It’s Monday, which means you’re probably drinking a lot of coffee, and if you’re like me and are a French press and a half in – don’t worry, caffeine intake means you’re actually less less likely to be depressed – you need a music […]

Green Travel Tip: Ditch the Ziploc and Get Organized

You’ve been planning your eco-friendly vacation for ages, and now you’ve picked an eco-resort that only feeds its customers organic, locally sourced food, you’ve purchased your carbon offsets and you even went all out and bought a solar charger for your laptop. Now all that’s left is to pack. With […]

The Box: Gimme Shelter Edition!

Just in time for holiday shopping and gift giving: The Box is back! Our exclusive EcoSalon shopping must-have, the curated eco product assortment known as The Box, is back. We’re offering $500 worth of holiday eco-goodies for just $99 and these won’t last. That’s a guarantee. From soy candles to […]

Foodie Underground: Illegal Delicacies

At first glance, foodies might come off as organic-touting, free-range loving, culinary gurus. But not all foodie trends are friendly. Some go far for their delectable delights, so far that they embrace the controversial. We’re talking about whale meat: the other other white meat that’s keeping an entire violent food […]

Foodie Underground: Appreciating Simple Food

ColumnTaking a Swedish approach to appreciating our everyday food routines. I’ve been traveling for a few weeks, and in doing so have failed to keep up with the latest and greatest in food news that seems to inundate the blogosphere on a daily basis. But a girl needs a break […]

Using Travel Inspiration to Make a Difference

This past weekend, I spent four days in Telluride, Colorado. Although fancy resort towns aren’t usually my style, I was there for Mountainfilm Festival – a four-day, six-senses experience of art, adventure, culture and the environment. Tucked into a beautiful valley with snow capped peaks sticking into the blue sky, […]

Foodie Underground: When Food Fusion Becomes Confusion

ColumnNovel food combinations aren’t just silly, they’re missing the point. “I’ll buy you a cupcake. They have red velvet ones.” I glared at my friend, Dave. “You know how I feel about cupcakes. Just get me an iced coffee, black.” In recent months, I’ve developed a bit of a vendetta […]

Foodie Underground: Dealing with Food Waste

In the U.S. we waste about 25 percent of all food produced. In California alone, food is the largest source of waste, and overall U.S. food production accounts for nearly 300 million barrels of oil per year. You do the math: wasted food equals more dependence on fossil fuels, which […]

The 50 Best Quotes About Love

EcoSalon’s 50 favorite quotes about love.  If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence. – Thich Nhat Hanh I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle […]

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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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