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Not Your Typical Snow Day: Making Soft Pretzels instead of Snow Angels

My husband and I took a gamble Tuesday night and stayed up late expecting to get snowed in on Wednesday. We came home that night prepared to work from home the next day and had every intention of staying in … Continue reading

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The Journey to the Age of Renewable Energy

“We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity.  We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, How Can I Re-purpose Your Branches?!

The time has come to take our Christmas tree down.  I found myself lying in bed trying to sleep thinking about ways I could re-purpose that lovely, yet slowly dying Fraser fir standing in my living room.  Here’s some ideas … Continue reading

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Waste Not, Want Not: Broth Bags!

Earlier this year, the United Nations reported that industrialized countries like the U.S. wastes approximately 222-253 pounds of food a year per capita.  That coupled with my brimming compost bin led me to write this post about one of my … Continue reading

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It’s Lemon Thyme!

Fresh herbs off the truck this week–rosemary, spearmint and lemon thyme from A Thyme to Plant Herb Farm in Glen Allen, VA!  Ever wonder what the difference is between thyme and lemon thyme? Did they crossbreed lemon and thyme and … Continue reading

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What Would Goldilocks Do?

Yes, it’s true, my inner child longs for those salty, greasy pale yellow sticks they call French fries every once and awhile but my jaw hit the floor when I saw the commercial for Mickey D’s newest menu item: Oatmeal. … Continue reading

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State of the Union: One Million Electric Cars by 2010?

Tuesday night, Mr. Obama emphasized the importance of government investment in everything from high-speed rails and highways to schools and clean-energy industries. The President listed several clean-energy goals to work towards. For instance, the President proposed that 85% of the … Continue reading

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