Thursday, July 17, 2008

Green your food Tip # 2

Here's another Green Your Food Tip: connect with other people who grow food. Your neighbors, friends, church members, anyone with any type of garden. Give away your extras, and offer help if it's needed. For example, when we heard that someone in our church had 200 blueberry bushes that needed to be picked before the bears came and ate them all, we offered our labor for the price of the blueberries:) Seriously, you'd be suprised how many gardeners are willing to swap and share! Get connected to your local community. Here's some pics of our blueberry adventure:

P.S. Look at my tomato I harvested from the garden yesterday! Yum!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

From Trash to Treasure

I picked up this metal glider at a yard sale for $2. I just loved the "bones" of it. Well, 2 cans of spray paint later, I have a fabulous bench for my deck:
Although the spray paint is not the most eco-friendly option, it is certainly better than this bench in a landfill.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Green Tip of the Week

Now that we are all in summer mode, energy efficiency is key! To help keep your cooling bill down, make sure you cover your windows and french doors with heavy curtains, to help keep the sun out during the hottest part of the day. It really makes more of a difference than you think! I just finished making mine:

See! Going Green is fun and can be stylish:)!
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Green Your Food Tip # 1

Us moms are always fighting against the media and peer influences when it comes to nutritious decisions in the supermarket. We hear about eating locally, and from our own gardens, but what about busy moms?! Should we feel guilty about pouring L*cky Charms in our kids bowls?
If you have the same lingering green guilt in the back of your mind every morning, I suggest you run and pick up Mom's Best Naturals. This cereal impressed me first because of the organic whole grains they use. Then while I was pouring it, I noticed the back had info about how they power their productions-100% wind power. That's right, they use ALL green energy! And if that's not impressive enough, their company is committed to recycling and using recycled materials. The best part is that this ultra green & eco-concious cereal is not $5 a box (they are rather large boxes too). I get mine for $1.99/box at Wal-Mart. Seriously. And my kids LOVE it! It's yummy, healthy, nutritious and eco-friendly. Go get some! And no, I was not paid to write this:) Just really love it!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Farmer's Market goods

These are my purchases from the last farmer's market:

The organic zucchini and squash is so yummy, but hopefully I won't have to buy it anymore once my garden starts producing! The dark fruit is a type of cherry, and tastes a bit like a mini plum. The bag is full of garlic scapes, which are delicious chopped in stirfry or a salad dressing. The flowers are also locally grown, and I love having flowers that are lovingly grown and cut without having to travel 3000 miles to get to me!

Be adventurous and try something new at the farmer's market near you. Eating in season is very satisfying and it's thrilling to try out new foods I've never eaten before. For a map of what's locally in season, take a look here.
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