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Compost 101 Class

Did you know that when you throw your food scraps in the trashcan, the food never composts at the city dump. Instead it creates methane gas which is a huge contributor to our climate crisis. Composting at home is not complicated (even if you don’t have a garden, it important …

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DIY Disinfecting Wipes

By Fredrica Syren: They’re cheap, appealing and easy to find. Store-bought disinfected wipes might be convenient, especially when the buyer reads that they kill 99.9% of germs on surfaces. I can see how, during cold and flu season, that might be considered a lifesaver. However, what the package does not …

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Breakfast bread

When we lived in Paris we used to every morning go and buy fresh bread for breakfast. It always tasted to wonderful this warm bread. The last mornings I’ve been serving warm and fresh bread for breakfast for me and Bella but instead of buying it I’ve baked it myself. …

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Recycling Right with RoboBin!

By Larraine Roulston: In May, 65 universities from 9 countries entered the Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) second annual Ideation Challenge competition designed to develop solutions to problems facing businesses. RoboBin, an invention which addresses the dilemma some people face when discarding items into public recycling containers, won first prize over 600 applicants …

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Weekly Menu 11/11/19

Monday  Creamy Cauliflower soup and mini pizzas Tuesday  Bean Burritos Wednesday  Rigatoni Al Forno Thursday  BBQ Tofu Neatloaf Friday  Peach and Portobello burger Saturday  Mango Seitan Casserole Sunday: Vegan Spinach and potato frittata Sweet ending: Chocolate mousse

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Raw dessert = pure nutrition

By Fredrica Syren: On Sunday evenings I make dessert for my family.  My kids do not eat very much sugar and my golden rule is if goes into their mouths, it has to have some sort of nutrition.  Raw desserts are my favorite way to “un”-cook yummy treats because there is …

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Budget- and Eco-Friendly Wedding Tips

By Kim Robson: “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a Lucky Sixpence In Her Shoe.”  So goes the Old English rhyme for the nuptial good luck charms every bride should carry or wear on her big day. But these days, with the cost of a wedding in the …

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10 Tips For How To Reduce Waste and Chemicals As A Parent

By Fredrica Syren:  I get so many questions about my best tips for green parenting and eco-friendly children. I totally understand how overwhelming it can be to have so many choices and know that the one you make may create a toxic environment. Toxins common in babies’ and kids’ materials …

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The Convenient Electric Bike

By Larraine Roulston: There are many advantages to acquiring an electric bike. To determine if one makes sense for you, there are several factors to ponder. Electric bikes have increased in popularity during the past few years. There are several pros as well as a few cons that one should take into …

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Weekly Menu 11/04

Monday: Vegan Italian Meatballs in a Tomato Sauce Tuesday: Stuffed baked potato Wednesday: Spicy Peanut and Sriracha Tofu Thursday: Curry Pumpkin Soup Friday: Pizza with White Pizza Sauce Saturday: Black Bean Chili with Chocolate Sunday: Baked Pasta and Kale Dessert: Cardamom and Hazelnut Biscotti

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