Welcome to your home for the tricks of the trade for living sustainably and queerly in the city. We are here to bring you our recipes and adventures in the kitchen, in the garden, and in the city at large so that you can live a healthier life and enjoy it more, too!

Please enjoy our regular blogging, our interactions with local leaders in sustainability and farming, and our approach to keeping the future of food bright for everyone in our community. We are excited to add audio and visual components to our little operation here in the near future. We are also open to suggestions, so if there’s something you want to see, please let us know!

Finally, as you are going out into the world, consider how you are sustainable. Consider how you could be a more “Sustainable You.” Rachel is  developing some webinars and workshops regarding this concept to get you pumped about the idea of improving your sustainability and, thus, improving your life. Join us as we seek to make the world a more sustainable place!

Our latest blog entries below…

Ninety-Nine Things We Like – Part Four – Local Business Edition

We’re back and we want to use our last thirty-three favorite things to shout out to some of our favorite local businesses in Chicago. They run the gambit from art to chiropractic to pet supplies. If we need to do something in Chicago (not food this time!) these are the people we typically support.

Farm Focus: Joe’s Blues Blueberries

There’s nothing like February in Chicago to make you dream about picking blueberries in the heat of July. The Sustainable Queers have just about run out of our personal supply of July blueberries, but we want to let you in on our secret blueberry patch.

Making Mustard (again)

Fast forward to early 2015, and Kristl was reorganizing the kitchen two apartments later. She held up the two, still sizable, portions of mustard seeds, and decided to give it another go. We’ve been eating pretty wimpy store-bought mustard recently, so I was naturally in support of her efforts.

The Great Butter Tasting of 2015!

We’ve been threatening to do a butter tasting since we returned from Wisconsin in October, and so, on January 1st, fresh into 2015, we decided to make good on our promise and make a bona fide butter tasting a reality. We definitely took it to levels untold: we...

Five Food and Homesteading Goals for 2015

Happy New Year from Sustainably Queer! Before we take on the ARDUOUS task of tasting a whole slate of butters on tangy sourdough bread, we thought we’d write a quick post a post to inform you of our food and homesteading goals for 2015. 1. Eat no processed sugar...

Ninety-Nine Things We Like – Part Three – Local Foods Edition

We love local food. We love the artistry and intention that goes into making products that you cannot find anywhere else in the country. You simply cannot go to the Pacific Northwest or the Piedmont of the South and find products like these. You can find other...

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