Pumpkin For Your Health!

With October well underway, you’re likely seeing pumpkins everywhere: outside your local grocery store, on porches and maybe even in your garden. Pumpkins, a variety of squash, play a central role in fall festivities, from filling tasty pies to adorning porches and welcoming trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Indigenous to North America, these bright orange veggies were… Continue reading »

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds- Yum!

Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the parchment 1/2 cup lightly packed light brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Pinch of cayenne pepper 1 large egg white 2 cups salted pumpkin seeds Directions Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment… Continue reading »

Don’t Scare the Planet This Halloween

Between adding cobwebs and scary spiders to your home, stocking up on treats for the kids and deciding how to dress a Dracula, you’ve got a lot to do before Halloween.Though tradition is wonderful, there are some Halloween rituals that could do with a green makeover. But don’t be scared, adding green to this orange… Continue reading »

Are Your Clothes Bad For The Environment?

The Fall season is fast approaching, but let’s not take those summer clothes and toss them in the trash! Before discarding those lived-in shorts and tank tops, think about recycling them. Every year, millions of pounds of textiles are tossed into US landfills. Instead, donate your duds to USAgain. Now, don’t get the wrong idea. We’re… Continue reading »

Poached Pears- A Fall Favorite

Pears are one of our favorite fall fruits. They can be used in sandwiches, sides, desserts and more. Pears, like apples, come in a multitude of sizes and types. There are two main varieties, bell shaped European varieties and round apple-crisp Asian pears. Pears are best in late summer and fall. Ripe pears will have… Continue reading »

Time To Tailgate! Green It Up!

Alright everyone! Time to gear up and get ready to support your favorite football team .  The season is right around the corner.   Fans can grab their hats and jerseys and prepare for the ever popular tailgate parties. While you’re busy cheering your team on with fellow party goers add some of these green ideas… Continue reading »

DIY Cloth Wipes

Cloth wipes are a great substitution to expensive and harsh paper wipes, plus they are a bonus for our already suffering planet. When you choose cloth wipes over paper wipes, you can easily save hundreds of dollars a year. To find out more, take a look below for a comprehensive overview on how to make… Continue reading »

How To Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

Fact: Commercial hand sanitizers are chemically-scented and made with toxic ingredients. While, yes, they do kill certain bacteria and viruses, the unfortunate byproduct is that these chemicals also seep into the pores of the skin and are absorbed into the bloodstream. The primary active ingredients in commercial sanitizers are Ethyl alcohol and Isopropyl alcohol. [1] Isopropyl alcohol… Continue reading »

Why Recycling Garden Water Responsibly Is Vital

Runoff water from irrigation accounts for roughly one-third of water usage in the United States. That’s why recycling garden water doesn’t only benefit your water bill; it can cut down on the costs of water treatment plants and the rate at which humans are using up our fresh water in general. Recycling garden water can… Continue reading »

Easy Peach Cobbler

It’s just isn’t summer without a Peach Cobbler! Enjoy this easy recipe this weekend.  We even have a few tips to pick just the right peaches! How To Choose the Perfect Peach Peaches do not get sweeter once they are picked. They do get softer and juicer but never sweeter. That is why it is… Continue reading »

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