I must alert you to one of my favorite green products that I've not been able to find in ages but which has just reemerged on soap.com: the Ecover stain remover. It works like a charm, is biodegradable, and is made from plant-based ingredients. I also must admit that after a relatively austere dinner of a salmon burger and tomato & daikon salad, I enjoyed 4 or 5 madeleines for dessert. They are beyond! Heh. Also last night I set up a pot of dried cranberry beans to soak overnight. Today I'll be making a batch of braised beans with cipollini and herbs. Divine. Kids a'calling. More later.