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Cultivate Simple 13: More Better Toast

January 7th, 2013

Calendar Winner: Debbie B

Geeky Corner with Brian

Backblaze Online Backup

Rehash of Last Week’s Topic

*Sometimes you have to buy old items to find good quality

*Often you need to think outside the box. My toaster is a 90 year old cast iron skillet! Toaster, sometimes it’s not as convenient. Sometimes you burn the toast – but it’s a good lesson in being mindful. It forces you to slow down and enjoy what your doing, because eating isn’t just about eating…

*When you buy high quality items you often value them more and take better care of them than when you’re buying lots of cheap stuff.

*Finding things that don’t use electric can save you lots of headaches and expense like the Chemex Coffee Carafe

*Think about the future cost and waste that is produced when you’re buying. Buying used eliminates lots of waste as does simply not buying.

John Steinbeck in Travels with Charley “American cities are like badger holes, ringed with trash- all of them- surrounded by piles of wrecked and rusting automobiles, and almost smothered with rubbish. Everything we use comes in boxes, cartons, bins, the so called packaging we love so much. The mountains of things we throw away are much greater than the things we use. In this, if in no other way, we can see the wild and reckless exuberance of our production, and waste seems to be the index.”

Our lovely coffee maker that we keep talking about
Making Christmas Dinner 7

Book Recommendations

Do you have any quality companies, brands or products to recommend?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.