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Enjoy a Zero-Waste Summer

By Larraine Roulston: Roll out those “Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer.” When this song was popular in the 1960s, before blue box recycling, there was little waste. Holiday participants during that decade toted a lunch basket filled with homemade sandwiches and cookies, hard boiled eggs, cut veggies and beverages in a …

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Homemade Tomato Ketchup

This time of year, the tomatoes are super sweet and since we grow lots of tomatoes on our homestead I make tomato ketchup that is magical. My secret is that I add a little rosehip powder to it because it gives it a fuller taste, but you can also make …

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Home Improvement Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

By Uma Cambell: Whether you are trying to improve the value of your home for the future, to make your home perfect for you, or you are actively trying to sell, there are some surefire ways to make your house more valuable. There are a multitude of ways to increase …

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Eco-Friendly Summer Activities for Kids of All Ages

By Kim Robson: Summertime is fully upon us. It’ll be a few more weeks before the kids go back to school, and I bet they’re already whining about being bored. Here are some ideas for eco-friendly summer activities for kids, teens or even adults! Outdoor Activities Plant Trees: Order a …

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Weekly Menu 8/5-12

Monday Greek food with marinated beans, hummus, pitas, lemon riceand mixed tomato and red onion salad.  Tuesday Bean Tacos Wednesday Vegan Sushi Thursday Red Curry Friday Pizza Saturday Lasagna Verde Sunday Butternut Squash Enchiladas Something sweet: Rhubarb Cake

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Our Journey Towards Financial Freedom

By Fredrica Syren: In 2013 our third child had just been born when we moved to Sweden. I noticed that my husband was not quite himself. He was losing lots of weight and was not as happy as he usually had been. I sized this up as a result of …

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Power Greens and How to Get Your Kids to Eat Them

By Kim Robson: We hear a lot these days about “superfoods,” but what exactly makes a food so special that it gets this designation? Is it a scientific term or just a casual one? Certainly there are marketing departments out there playing fast and loose with the word “superfood” and …

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Rethinking Progress — A Circular Economy Is Emerging

By Larraine Roulston: Many businesses are beginning to understand the economic and environmental benefits of eliminating waste. This shift in redesigning products or sourcing new ways to use existing items is essentially laying the groundwork to establish a new worldwide circular economy. One example is a new package model called …

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Weekly Menu 7/29-8/4

Monday Traveling Day Tuesday Tofu and Coconut Stew Wednesday  Carrot Soup with Cream Top and apple bread Thursday Dinner at Friend’s house Friday  Dinner out Saturday Lemon Risotto Sunday Pasta and Tomato Sauce

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