Friday Fave: Big Girls, Small Kitchen


I first discovered the Big Girls, Small Kitchen web site when I was searching for a unique squash recipe and what a find it was! In their own words, “Big Girls, Small Kitchen is a food and recipe guide for twenty-something cooks looking for user-friendly, affordable ways to navigate their kitchens.” I now regularly check the site for unique recipes for all culinary skill-levels. (I’m also a sucker for great food photos!)

Whether you are looking for something sweet, salty, savory or satisfying, Big Girls, Small Kitchen will have something for you. And congrats to Phoebe and Cara on the upcoming book!

Posted in Friday Fave by Rhaya on February 5, 2010 | Permalink | 1 Comment

Friday Fave: Etsy


Holiday shopping season is quickly approaching and while we have had gift guides in past years, I certainly think that you can’t go wrong with doing a little holiday shopping at

I have made more than a few Etsy purchases in the past, including this sunglasses case made from plastic bags, this calendar printed on recycled paper, and just today I treated myself to a pair of stunning vintage earrings. Needless to say, I plan on doing some Christmas shopping at Etsy as well. can also be a very eco-conscious shopping destination. You will find tons of recycled and “upcycled” pieces, such as this clock and these arm warmers. In addition to plenty of handmade items, there are also quite a few vintage finds, from the fun to the fabulous.

Posted in Friday Fave by Rhaya on November 6, 2009 | Permalink | No Comments

Friday Fave: Ecojotter


I am a long time fan of ecojot products and their corresponding blogs. (That’s right, they have two — ecojotter and designerjots.) The light-hearted ecojotter keeps things fun and eco-friendly and who doesn’t love giveaways? From small to big, you can often find the opportunity to win some ecojot goods. Right now, they have a photo contest that is giving away “some green and spreading some green.” Click here for more details and don’t forget to add ecojotter to your list of regular reads!

Posted in Friday Fave by Rhaya on July 17, 2009 | Permalink | 1 Comment

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Posted in Friday Fave by Rhaya on May 15, 2009 | Permalink | No Comments

Friday Fave: This Young House

this young house

This week’s Friday Fave is a site that Rhaya and I have both been visiting quite frequently lately – This Young House.   The authors, John & Sherry, are a creative young couple, who moved from Manhattan to Richmond three years ago and bought an old “fixer-upper.”  After lots of hard work and fabulous results, they had a stunning wedding in the backyard and now chronicle their remodeling and decorating adventures for all of us to share.  

We love their “diy” spirit , penchant for repurposing and budget friendly ideas.  Not to mention, we could all learn a little from their “healthy living” tips.  Oh, and they a great little thing going on over there that they call a “Fab Freebie” so check in with them often so you don’t miss out!

Posted in Friday Fave by Liz on May 8, 2009 | Permalink | No Comments

Friday Fave: Vegan Lunch Box


Welcome to the second “Friday Fave” post.  I’ve been trying to pack my lunch for work on most days and when I recently came across the Vegan Lunchbox blog and was really impressed with all of the ideas for veggie packed lunches.   Jennifer McCann, author of the blog and a cookbook by the same name, frequently highlights the creative lunches she packs for her son and even posts some recipes from her book.  Make sure to check out the eco-conscious lunchbox accessories she features and I can’t wait to try McCann’s “Magical Loaf Studio” sometime soon!

Photo Credit: Vegan Lunch Box

Posted in Friday Fave by Liz on April 17, 2009 | Permalink | No Comments

Friday Fave: Not Eating Out in New York


Ah, Friday. What a wonderful day of the week. With the whole weekend in front of you, it’s a great time to be inspired and is certainly one of my favorite days to spend a little time catching up on my favorite sites and finding new ones.

Because we think we are not alone in those sentiments, we are starting a new category here at called “Friday Fave.” No interviews with the author. No detailed discussions. Just a sentence or two about how we found the site and why we love it (posted on Fridays, of course!) And kicking off this new category is…

Not Eating Out in New York

I can’t believe I hadn’t come across this site before now. I found it when I was searching for a potato salad made with ricotta cheese (which I had left over from the Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe we sent in last month’s issue of The Squeeze.) I immediately fell in love with all of the simple recipes on this site. For someone living in a city with an endless amount of restaurant choices, Cathy Erway has made not eating out look easy, healthy and environmentally friendly. So check out more of her recipes and adventures next time YOU need a reason to eat in.

Posted in Friday Fave by Rhaya on April 10, 2009 | Permalink | No Comments