EcoJoes Garlic Habanero Hot Sauce Recipe

September 15th, 2014 Posted in food | No Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!

Dragon's Breath, a garlic habanero sauce from EcoJoes Have a heap of homegrown habaneros? Perplexed about what to do with these powerful peppers? Tired of just eating them whole until you pass out?

Here’s how to make some spicy-as-heck, so-good-you-slap-yo-mama homemade habanero garlic hot sauce.

WARNING! Make sure you wash your hands with soap afterwards, and wash anything that touches the habaneros. Otherwise you’ll get some surprise burns later on, in some surprising places.

Feel free to reuse a container to bottle this potent potable. READ MORE »

Quit Smoking Cigarettes and Save Money, Trees, and Life

August 16th, 2014 Posted in eco footprint, health | 4 Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


Are you a smoker? Do you know a smoker? Looking for even more reasons to quit smoking cigarettes (or “fags”, as the Brits are wont to say)?

Since you’ve probably heard all about the horrible ways cigarettes can crush your health (and your wallet!), I’ll focus on some environmental reasons to stop smoking. If you won’t quit for yourself, maybe you’ll quit for good ol’ Mother Nature?

Don’t be like Mrs. Mac; quit smoking today!
Stop smoking now

At least 4.5 trillion non-biodegradable filter-tipped cigarettes are smoked and tossed out every single year.

600 million trees are chopped down and used each year just to dry out the tobacco, and cigarette machines use almost 4 miles of paper every single hour. Holy cow that’s READ MORE »

How to make a homemade hydroelectric power plant!

August 3rd, 2014 Posted in construction, eco hero, electric, green living, off the grid, water | 2 Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


Ho-ly mo-ly. Manfred Mornhinweg, de la Rep├║blica de Chile, is now an official eco-hero, joining the proud ranks of such luminaries as Amory Lovins (and almost Michael Jackson).

Not only did Manfred freaking build his own homemade mini-hydroeletric power plant, but he documented the entire process with pictures and step-by-step instructions!

With the help of some of his friends and neighbors, and a whole lot of gumption, he dug a side-channel off a creek to divert some water for his lil’ hydroelectric plant.

Digging hydroelectric channel

He ordered the hydroelectric turbine from the glorious People’s Republic o’ China:
Hydroelectric turbine

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Easy Tomato Basil Bruschetta Recipe from the Garden

August 2nd, 2014 Posted in food, gardening, green living, health, organic | 16 Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


If you’ve got a garden and are lucky enough to be growing tomatoes and basil, then you’ve basically got a ready-made, organic, honest-to-goodness snack sitting in your garden! Bruschetta is a tasty-as-heck, healthy snack, and is as easy to make as 1-2-3.

Here’s all you have to do to make deliciosa tomato basil bruschetta, along with a pro-tip to take your new tomato basil bruschetta to the next level!

Step 1: Obtain tomato

Bam! Fresh-picked maters straight from the garden!
Fresh picked tomatoes from the garden

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National Geographic Five Step Plan to Feed the World

July 27th, 2014 Posted in food | No Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


Earth Sandwich Jonathan Foley recently led a team of scientists with the goal of coming up with a plan to feed 9 billion Earthlings while also cutting the environmental damage caused by agriculture. I humbly suggest you read the whole article, but here’s a brief synopsis (or a “TLDR”, for the Internet generation) of the Five Step Plan to Feed the World.

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Keep Deer Away from your Garden with a Scarecrow Sprinkler

June 29th, 2014 Posted in animals, gardening, plants, water | 4 Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


Scarecrow deer sprinkler

My friends, I have gathered you here to discuss something very important in the gardening world. No matter how truly green you keep your garden, whether it’s with homemade compost lasagna, or by planting a community garden in your city, there’s one thing that can absolutely destroy it. Something very “deer” to my heart.

If you haven’t guessed, I’m talkin’ ’bout deer! Now, I’ve tried all kinds of things to keep them from demolishing my precious lil’ organic garden — sprinkling hair around the garden, making semi-invisible fences out of fishing line, sacrifices to the Moon God Jokar, even coyote pee.

But you know what? (raises knee up onto stool, props elbow on, looks earnestly into your eyes) None of that worked. I was about ready to throw in the towel to the dastardly deer.

I thought my choices were either build a 15-foot high fence around the garden, or just sit out there with an axe waiting for a deer to try its luck. This year, though, I found a different way (blinks back tears) — a better way.

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Keeping My Grill Clean with Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste

May 17th, 2014 Posted in cleaning, green business, health | 2 Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


Alright, sit on down. I’ve got another confession to make. For just about my whole life… I’ve been an avid toothbrusher. *shocked gasps from audience*

Yes, it’s true *speaking loudly over crowd booing*. You might know some others who brush their teeth from time to time. I know a lot of people might be ashamed of it, but I’m gonna stand up and proudly admit to my brushing o’ the teeth.

Now that I’ve got that out of the way, lemme rap at you about a toothpaste goes by the name of Tom’s of Maine. I’ve recently had the pleasure of brushing my teeth with this fine toothpaste, and have no complaints. I’ve been using the “Clean Mint” variety, as seen rotch hur:

Tom's of Maine Clean Mint Toothpaste

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