Monthly Archives: July 2012

8 ways to eat watermelon

http://www.treehugger.com/easy-vegetarian-recipes/8-ways-eat-watermelon.html

I wanna try the grilled watermelon and tomato salad!

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Freeze It

You can enjoy herbs during the winter by preserving your abundance of summer herb plants. You’ll not only add a fresh burst of flavor to your soups, stews, and sauces — you’ll also save money! You can also freeze extra stock, gravy, pesto, tomato paste, lemon juice, and wine in ice cube trays and rely on them to add oomph to weeknight meals. Pack frozen cubes in a resealable plastic bag.

(from Marthastewart.com)

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Stock Up on Scraps

Reserve carrot ends and peelings, celery leaves, garlic trimmings, the outer layers of onions, and wilting herbs and their bare stems (such as parsley and thyme) in a resealable bag. Store shrimp shells or roast-chicken bones separately. Freeze, then make stock from scratch whenever the mood strikes (Tip: Remove onion skins before using; they can turn a perfect stock into a bitter one).

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Prioritize Organic Foods

Buying everything organic isn’t always financially feasible, so make the switch for items most likely to have higher pesticide residues — apples, bell peppers, celery, cherries, grapes (imported), lettuce, nectarines, peaches, pears, potatoes, spinach, and strawberries. It’s also wise to buy organic meat and dairy products that don’t contain growth hormones.

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Chemicals in your daily beauty routine

Chemicals in your daily beauty routine

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July 8, 2012 · 5:48 pm

On the journey to no plastic bags in Stamford

On the journey to no plastic bags in Stamford

My boyfriend and I recently began our journey to ban plastic bags in Stamford, CT. Of course this involves being aware of personal choices with plastic bags as well so I plan on making these!

Find out how to make these from- http://deliacreates.blogspot.com/2011/05/greeneasy-knit-produce-bag.html

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July 3, 2012 · 6:06 pm

“Never throw food away again”

http://www.rodale.com/food-waste?cm_mmc=MNN-_-Rodale-_-Content-RecentNews-_-10FoodRules

“Broken down per capita, we waste about 1,400 calories per person, per day, new research finds. But you can save more food, and save money.”

  • Prevent food wastage
  • Add leftovers to soups and stews
  • Plan a weekly smorgasboard
  • Eat leftover dinner foods for lunch the next day
  • Buy frozen
  • Buy sensible amounts
  • Favor long keepers (such as apples)
  • Divide/portion out your meatsĀ 
  • When you must, compost

More details within the article

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