Jan 29, 2015
by Inger
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Valentine’s Day Natural Makeup Giveaway

One of the fun things that makes time fly is our wonderful succession of holiday celebrations. Yes, it seems like we are just folding the last of the Christmas linens, and Valentine’s day is on the horizon. So to help celebrate I am hosting a Valentine’s Day natural makeup giveaway–who doesn’t want to look especially nice on this special day!

Valentine's Day Natural Makeup Giveaway

Valentine’s Day Natural Makeup Giveaway

In truth, I haven’t done a lot of Valentine’s celebrating in recent years. Before we had kids, my husband and I used to go out but once our first was born I hated to get a babysitter. So, we simply revised the tradition and had champagne and lobster at home when she went to bed. But after #2 came along, we threw in the towel. Continue Reading →

Jan 26, 2015
by Guest Author
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Upp: A Green Mobile Device Charger

Thanks to Ryan Thomas for this guest post while I am buried in college visits for my daughter.  With our heavy reliance on mobile devices today, my husband recently picked up a (non-green alas) portable charger.  Happy to hear about green alternatives!

Upp: The World’s First Hydrogen Mobile ChargerUpp_Personal_Energy_Device

Last year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has left a significant impact on mobile technology, with a lot of firsts. This includes Intelligent Energy‘s product, the Upp; the first pocket-sized hydrogen fuel mobile device charger that functions like the fuel cell installed in cars by blending hydrogen and air to produce energy with water vapor as a by-product.  Continue Reading →

Jan 25, 2015
by Inger
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Cod Poached in Herb Butter

This year I resolved to eat more fish. Nothing like a good New Years Resolution, right?  Fish is healthy and tasty so it may not be the world’s toughest goal! One of my creations for this was Cod Poached in Herb Butter. Don’t let the word “butter” scare you–it’s still healthy. I promise! 

Cod Poached in Herb Butter, Served

Cod Poached in Herb Butter, Served

This recipe had an odd genesis. A local grocer had cod on sale, and I had a compound butter in my freezer that I was looking to finish off. So I put the two together with some extra seasonings and it was magical. Continue Reading →

Jan 20, 2015
by Inger
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Garlic Roasted Beets

Did you hear the announcement that we (in the northern hemisphere) are halfway through meteorological winter? It sure made me feel better! Until I started to worry about the piles of beets stacked up in the basement refrigerator. Beets are high in antioxidants and folate–it wouldn’t do to let them spoil.  And so I made Garlic Roasted Beets. 

Garlic Roasted Beets

Garlic Roasted Beets

My sister must have been thinking along the same lines. She reminded me of this recipe which we had eaten at our buying club (a group of people who get together to buy wholesale) dinner. Yes great recipes are a fringe benefit of hanging out with natural foodies!  Continue Reading →

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