Attempting Green is written by me, Kristin Girard. I live in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. I have a deep passion for serving my family of 7 healthy seasonal meals and spend my summers gardening, canning, and trying to live on less GREEN (cash) by being GREENER (environmentally speaking); I try but sometimes I fail thereby the blog name “Attempting Green”. This blog is meant to be a “How To” for others to resource.
About the Green Garden: I am attempting to be an organic gardener. It is a learning process and I pray I do not steer any of my readers wrong. I post blogs on composting, container and vegetable gardening, organic pest control, and sometimes fun projects to create in the garden. I do research before posting blogs and post the references and links to the garden info.
About the Tempting Recipes: I am a magazine junkie and subscribe to 10-12 magazines that change as the subscriptions run out and deals come along. Most of the recipes found on the blog will come from the magazines. All recipes are cited and linked (if possible). Occasionally, I will have a stroke of genius and create my own recipe. The criteria for the recipes are:
- Simple – usually 1 hour prep time or less.
- Very few pre-packaged over-processed ingredients – exceptions include: mayo, mustard, ketchup, Frank’s, soy sauce, sometimes a can of soup, canned or jarred tomatoes and beans, canned or jarred peppers, frozen vegetables and berries. When I buy these ingredients I try to buy organic if possible.
- Seasonal – all produce used that I can purchase at the grocery store should be a Product of the USA. I allow one exception – bananas.
I hope you enjoy this blog and find some useful tips as I share my family’s ATTEMPTS and FAILURES.