Posted in Healthy (& Tasty!) Eating

Chicken Thighs with Couscous & Kale

Chicken Thighs with Couscous & Kale Recipe
One-pot meals, like this all-in-one chicken thigh, kale and Israeli couscous recipe, are perfect for nights when you want to keep cleanup to a minimum. Look for Israeli couscous—small pearl-shaped pasta made from semolina flour—near other Middle Eastern dry goods in well-stocked supermarkets or specialty-foods stores.

Posted in Sustainable Homes and Living

Solar Space Heating System in Virginia

This is a very nicely planned and executed solar heating project in Virginia. Lots of detail on all phases of the project with sections on planning, installation, costs, and performance.
The system is modeled after our $2K system, but with many adaptations and innovations to suit Kevin’s home and climate.
Thanks very much to Kevin for documenting the project and sending it in!
Nearly vertical collectors positioned for good solar access.
250 gallon tank tucked into a corner of the garage
Kevin managed to tuck the radiant floor distribution manifold into a closet
Gary October 8, 2013