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Filed Under:Lifestyle / Green Living
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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

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Carrot Ginger Soup: Health Benefits in Each Warm Slurp

I adore anything carrot–especially carrot ginger soup. When I saw a recipe in Edible NJ from Jess Niederer of Chickadee Creek Farm, Pennington, New Jersey using carrots and ginger together, I thought to myself–soothing and immune boosting. What is not to love? Carrots and Ginger wallop a punch in the health arena.  Ginger may help to [...]Show More Summary

Selling Cell Phones Online or at Stores. Keep out of Landfills.

A week ago, I wrote about recycling, donating, or selling your electronics. Phones are probably the easiest to sell since many people upgrade their phones every two years. I left my old phones in a drawer for a year and never thought they would be worth anything–but I was wrong. So, go and get those [...]Show More Summary

Flooring Choices: My Durability, Cost, & Environmental Perpective

When we built our house ten years ago, the choice of the right flooring was a huge decision. Not only did we look at the environmental aspect of each flooring choice but we also took into account durability and cost. It wasn’t easy.  Listed below were our flooring choices.  (Be sure to check out the [...]Show More Summary

How to Cook with Frozen Peppers from Summer Harvest

I love growing and eating peppers. Unfortunately, pepper season ends around October in zone 6. So, how do I keep my pepper addiction alive during the winter? I freeze my summer harvest of peppers! Yep, I freeze them and use them the whole winter. Let me teach you how. Anna, come on. If you defrost [...]Show More Summary

How to Get Rid of Old Electronics: Donate, Sell, or Recycle

Once I put the garden to bed in November, I start to see my house in a new light. I love this house, but this year it needs a super “de-cluttering.” We aren’t talking about simply re-arranging the pantry which I do every, single year–we are talking cleaning out the closets. Over the next couple [...]Show More Summary

Watermelon Jam. Saving Summer for Later.

I love watermelon, but you can’t grow it in the dead of winter. But I can surely grow them in the summer–10 to 15  large watermelons.  By the third watermelon, my children scream”ENOUGH.”  So, what happens to all those watermelons?  I either give some away and the rest, I juice and store in the freezer [...]Show More Summary

10 Tips for a Green Christmas. Start with the Tree.

So, now that you know purchasing real trees is the ticket toward a greener holiday, what else can you do to promote an eco-friendly Christmas? Here are 10 green Christmas tips from The Nature Conservancy: #1 Cut Your Own Tree Cut your own tree from a nearby National forest or state land if you can. [...]Show More Summary

Planting Garlic in the Fall

If you love garlic as much as I do, then frost is your best friend.  Why?  It is time to plant garlic! Bearing any disasters, next year you will be smothering in garlic.  Can’t you just smell the garlic now? Where Do You Order? I order from various places based upon when I remember to [...] The post Planting Garlic in the Fall appeared first on Green Talk®.

5 Green Thanksgiving Tips: Gratitude for the Earth & Your Body

Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  As part of your ritual of gratitude, add some green into your Thanksgiving festivities.  Listed below are five earth friendly and health conscious tips that are easier on the Earth and your body. 5 Green Thanksgiving Tips #1 Ditch the Cans Majority of cans have a protective lining  containing Bisphenol [...]Show More Summary

Green Pepper Leaves Are Delicious! {+Recipe}

At the end of gardening season, I am sad when I pull my plants since it signifies the end of garden season.  Generally most of the plants’ leaves are shriveled at this point–except my pepper plants.  My bestie, Karen of Dr.Karen Lee, encouraged me to use my green pepper leaves in her family recipe! Her family [...]Show More Summary

5 Home Maintenance Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore

    Our house turns 10 years old this coming spring.  Like any property, the house has had its share of maintenance issues. Every fall and spring, we survey the house and look for issues that could cause problems such as water damage or foundation issues.  Listed below are five home maintenance items that we [...]Show More Summary

25+ Recipes for Tomatoes to Cure the Tomato Glut

Although summer is over, my tomatoes are still going strong–especially the cherry tomatoes!  I have been scratching my head.   What do I do with all these tomatoes?  Sure, you can those tomatoes but how many cans of tomatoes can you use? (Sounds like Peter picked a pepper.)  Listed below are some creative ways to [...]Show More Summary

Don’t Pitch the Old Toothbrush! 12 Ways to Reuse.

I love figuring out ways to reuse or re-purpose items that ordinarily go into the trash. One item that I treasure is an OLD toothbrush. Every six months, the dentist hands us new toothbrushes. Normally, you would throw the old one in the trash.  Right?  Wrong.  Old toothbrushes are amazing tools for cleaning stains on [...]Show More Summary

How to Make Kale Powder. Good for Your Health and Save $.

Dehydrating kale, collard greens, and other greens are the easiest way to preserve your harvest. Learn how HERE. Once your kale and other greens are dehydrated, you might be wondering–what do you do you do with them?  Turn them into powder to add to your smoothies, eggs, muffins, soup, and more!  Learn how below.  (Be [...]Show More Summary

How to Choose the Most Energy Efficient Windows

When examining ways to save money as a homeowner, a great starting point is to evaluate your home’s windows. Replacing old or inefficient windows will save money on your electricity bill, and with winter arriving in the coming months, it’s a good idea to take a closer look at the windows in your home.  If it is time [...]Show More Summary

Dehydrating Kale and Greens to Preserve Your Harvest.

Growing kale and collard greens are the gifts that keep on giving.  They are biannual plants which seed the second year and bless you with tons of baby seedlings–all over your garden. I mean ALL over your garden.  In fact, I have found kale seedlings as far as 300 feet from their original location.   [...]Show More Summary

Longwood Gardens: A Trip for the Soul

I love birthdays! Every year I spend the day with hubs at an arboretum of my choice.  The New York Botanical Garden was last year’s birthday trip where I learned  all about roses! This year we went to Longwood Gardens which is known for being one of THE GARDENS to go to. I wasn’t disappointed. [...] The post Longwood Gardens: A Trip for the Soul appeared first on Green Talk®.

Removing Beans from Pods Using the Dryer

I hate removing dry beans from their pods.   I plant at least four beds of beans every year.  I complained in one of my YouTube videos that bean removal process was a big time hog.   One of my YouTube reader told me to use my dryer for faster shucking.  Shoot me now.  Learn why [...] The post Removing Beans from Pods Using the Dryer appeared first on Green Talk®.

How to Store Used Coffee Grounds +Reuse Tips

I love used coffee grounds and save them.  As Tony the Tiger says, they are GREAT in the garden.  In fact I bet you didn’t know that I was a frequent stalker at Starbucks waiting for them to put their used grounds in the gardener bin pick-up?  Unfortunately, I was competing against super gardener athletes [...]Show More Summary

Cauliflower Cherry Tomato Soup: Vegan, Paleo, GF

I will admit it. I am not a recipe creator, but I do like to fiddle with other people’s recipes.  I sub a little of “this” and a lot of “that.”   Sometimes the recipe is awful and others times it works.  Case in point.  I had to write a post for a sponsor using [...] The post Cauliflower Cherry Tomato Soup: Vegan, Paleo, GF appeared first on Green Talk®.

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