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 »

Keep Your Garden Growing!

Many people see the fall and winter as a time to close down the garden and wait until the spring to start up gardening activities again. However, there are plenty of things you can be doing through the fall and winter months to continue enjoying the pleasures of gardening. Winter is an important period in… Continue reading »

Phantom Energy- Don’t Let Them Steal Your Money

Energy phantoms can steal your money. Many of your appliances actually are on when they’re off. These sneaky phantoms live inside many of your appliances and quietly use energy even when the appliances are not in use. Eliminating these phantoms will save you money on your energy bills. Who are these phantoms? Energy phantoms include… Continue reading »

10 Reason You Should Eat Local

Buying local food does so much more than just putting fresh food on the table. It builds local economies and communities, even inhibiting urban sprawl. Eating local is easy at this time of year. The farmers’ markets are overflowing with delicious, fresh produce that straddles the seasonal divide between waning summer and bountiful fall. Not… Continue reading »

Grilled Tomatoes

Grilled Tomatoes Tomatoes on the grill are a great way to enjoy summer’s favorite vegetables, I mean fruit, I mean… tomatoes. In general, you want to use tomatoes that are firm when ripe, such as Early Girls, for grilling. This recipe is as much a technique as a recipe, so feel free to experiment with… Continue reading »

TEP, UA Engage in Longtime Partnerships

Article courtesy of Tucson Electric Power Tucson Electric Power has established a powerful partnership with the University of Arizona. The two Tucson institutions have worked together for many years to expand educational opportunities, promote renewable energy research, provide learning opportunities for local teachers and develop innovative products. Here are some of the ways we collaborate:… Continue reading »

Your One-Pot Herb Garden

Growing herbs is one of the easiest ways to get started with a backyard (or balcony) garden. Here are four you can grow in just a single pot. Sure, there’s a science to growing herbs, but it’s not hard to learn. Herbs are probably the easiest foods to grow if you’ve never gardened before and… Continue reading »

Know Your Ingredients: Avoid These 6

We have learned how important it is to know what ingredients are in the food that we are purchasing for our family, and it’s important to look at every single ingredient before you purchase a product. That may sounds overboard, but remember, the food we eat has the potential to be medicine or poison—so we… Continue reading »

Ultimate Lemonade

It’s officially summer! What better way to enjoy the warm summer days than a refreshing glass of lemonade? But don’t choose those chemical laden, store bought kind. Make your own! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 cups water 14 lemons 6 cups cold water Directions First, juice the lemons. Roll the lemons on the counter… Continue reading »

Allergies? Try A Natural Remedy

It’s getting to be that time of year again. Your allergies are driving you crazy, but you really don’t like to take conventional medications. Or maybe you’ve tried over-the-counter allergy meds—or even prescription ones—but you’re not getting the relief you need. What else might work? Consider these alternative options: Neti Pots What could be simpler… Continue reading »

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