19 February 2012

sassier salad selections.

when they sang on the simpsons years ago that ''you don't make friends with salad,'' i think it was just that whoever ''you'' was, was making a boring-as-a-curse word salad. 

this delish dish included hydroponic salad blend lettuce from butter valley harvest, tomatoes, avocados, craisins, hard-boiled eggs, olive oil, lemon juice, and pink salt. i forgot the snapea crisps. oops. still, nom and a half.

18 February 2012

solar toys-- stirring my proverbial sun-soaked fancy.

meet my new crew. these fellows are a bit sun-inspired with their more positive provocations. the frog performs some darn happy hopping, the racecar zooms along with quick-spinning little tires, and the grasshopper jitters about-- all through the solar persuasion of their backsides.

over the past few months, i featured stokes solar green toys & goods on phillyecocity.com and also in lancaster farming, the reading eagle, and with some outside penning-assistance, in news, not blues as well.

john stokes, who is the man behind the oley operation of green-speak in toy-sly approaches to shifting how energy is viewed on the local level, also recently introduced a first-ever wind-powered toy to his lineup.

and another enticing update is that he's working on bringing educational workshops into schools, using the toys. children will learn how the fun-time perks are put together, building the critters and cars themselves, sometimes, to really absorb function-smart ways while seeing how solar energy has such environmental potential.

and of course, on top of all that, the crew is just darn cute. i am a lucky garden harlot to have such lil' props of versatility and excitement-stirring, sun-powered jollies. mhm !