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A Loving Valentine’s Day Menu

By Larraine Roulston: About this time of year, you may be pondering what to create for a special Valentine’s Day meal. When Cupid’s arrow strikes, there are ways to demonstrate your love through colorful and nutritious vegetarian Valentine’s Day dinners. By choosing a plant-based menu, you also show compassionate love for farm animals that …

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The Art of Making Upscale and Fun Toasts

By Fredrica Syren: I just came back from Sweden and, while there, I ate a lot of toast. Not the kind you make in the kitchen and eat with some jam as a side for your eggs. No. I’m talking about upscale, yummy toast you eat as a main breakfast …

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How to Overcome Common Compost Problems

By Larraine Roulston: In countries that are still experiencing snow, the only compost issue that will arise is that a composter may fill to the top before spring. If this is occurring, try putting insulation around the unit or obtain a second composter. During the cold season, the composting process slows down; however, once …

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My Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu

Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu

By Fredrica Syren:  I love winter with one exception…. it’s prime cold and flu season. In our house, it seems as if one little runny nose turns into three or four runny noses along with fevers, aching bodies and earaches in a heartbeat. This winter has been no exception and …

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Upcycling Kitchen Food Scraps

By Larraine Roulston: Many kitchen food scraps are deemed waste when, in reality, they are a valuable resource. Carrot peelings and other similar organics help create terrific compost; however, before composting, some produce can be upcycled to serve you in other ways. If you have a spiralizer tool, make a space in your …

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Eco-Friendly Fashion—Denim Jeans

By Fredrica Syren: Traditionally, the fashion industry ranks third among major industries contributing to pollution, and is second in water use. Making one pair of stonewashed jeans requires 500 gallons of water. On top of this, cotton is being used as one of its major raw materials, and cotton production relies …

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Easy Soup Mixes in Mason Jars

By Kim Robson: In the United States last year, we spent $465 billion dollars on holiday gifts. Experts estimate it would only take $175 billion to do away with hunger for one year. Why not kill two birds with one stone: gift-giving coupled with feeding loved ones a healthy meal. …

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Tips for the Week’s Food Prep

By Fredrica Syren: Last week I read an Instagram post by Green Kitchen Stories about how they balance their busy life with three kids by prepping food in advance. It has has inspired me to do the same. I know that fresh food made right before serving it is the …

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Wipe Your Tears and Nose with a Hankie

By Fredrica Syren: When I was a little girl my grandfather always carried a cloth handkerchief in his pocket. They were nice blue ones and he would get a brand new one that was folded neatly every morning. Nowadays handkerchiefs seem to have gone out of style and but I …

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