TwoLittleSparrows

Local is the New Black!

alexandra vrabec

Local is the New Black!
Buying local has benefits beyond mere convenience. When you support local business owners, you get a better level of service, as well as helping make your community a better place to live. This is in addition to the health benefits and access to unique products that you usually can’t find with chain locations.

Leave Leaves Alone

alexandra vrabec

Leave Leaves Alone

This year, consider something different with your landscaping.  Instead of getting rid of your leaves, find a home for them in your flower beds, in the corner of your yards, in the wild places of your alleyways.

Leaves are not litter, they are winter home to many beloved critters, such as non migrating butterflies and moth species.  These critters not only bring us humans joy but they also provide a nice snack for birds that depend on them.


With Our Thoughts We Make the World

alexandra vrabec

With Our Thoughts We Make the World
I absolutely love living in a country where we have the democratic right to vote in what we believe in.  As our Federal Election takes place tomorrow, I don’t want to go into all of my beliefs and values per say, but I do want to touch on one important topic: the fundamental freedom of speech and the right to express our opinions.

Fried Cauliflower - yes please!

alexandra vrabec

Fried Cauliflower - yes please!
I guess my obsession with fried cauliflower began at a very early age.  We Czech people have been frying this vegetable for decades now... so I don't want everyone to think that it's a new thing, because it's not.  It's seriously on all the hip little restaurant menus around town, but no one does it better than the Czechs do, that is the truth.

Plastic Free Ways to Preserve Your Food

alexandra vrabec

Plastic Free Ways to Preserve Your Food
Before you go reaching for your tupperware, take-out or old yogurt containers, it’s important to note that, while only #7 plastic may contain BPA, a recent study in Environmental Health Perspectives showed that actually all types of plastics used in food containers can release estrogenic activators if you keep reusing them or reheating them. So let’s explore some new healthy options