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Homemade Applesauce: Natural, Tasty, Surprisingly Easy

Apples are everywhere in stores and farmer's markets this time of year, but bobbing for apples isn't the only fun thing you can do with this versatile fruit. Making homemade applesauce is easier than you might think, and offers a chance to showcase the sweet and tart flavors of different varietie...

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Tags: Apples, Homemade, Recipe
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Pumpkins: Use the goop, compost the rest

Pumpkins have probably been popping up in your local grocery store, farmer's market, and roadside stands--to find a locally grown pumpkin, or pumpkin patch, search on Local Harvest. Carving (or painting) pumpkins reveals the kid in all of us, but remember, it's not just play, it's playing with yo...

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Tags: Halloween, Pumpkin, Recipe
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Parsley Plays a Starring Role in Rapunzel, Salads

As those of you who know your fairy tales might remember, parsley plays a pivotal role in Rapunzel. The expectant mother craves the herb (known in Germany as Rapunzel-Glockenblume) so acutely that she (or in some versions, her husband), steals some from a witch's garden. The witch uses the theft ...

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Tags: Eating healthy, Green, Health, Nutrients, Parsley, Recipe, Salad
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Car Wash Techniques to Help the Environment

Though nature has been providing its own waterworks this year, one of the suburban signs of summer is the dedicated car owner, lovingly scrubbing his or her vehicle in the driveway. The sight has always seemed quaint and sort of nice to me, the way any instance of someone taking care of the mater...

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Tags: Car, Cleaner, Conserve, Maintenance, Recipe, Recycle, Reduce, Resource, Reuse, Soap, Stuff, Transportation, Water
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Natural Insect Repellents: Beastly Secrets Against Biting Bugs

Let's face it: some of us are blessed with the gift of fatal attraction. Some people arouse a mere passing interest in mosquitoes. Others of us cause a feeding frenzy. The resulting bites also vary in duration and severity, ranging from a minor itchy bump that lasts a day or so to large inflamed ...

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Tags: Bug, Diy, Insect, Outdoors, Recipe, Skin
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Your Refrigerator: Keeping it cool, keeping you cool

A Q&A at the NYT brought up some useful tips for maximizing your refrigerator's efficiency. The question, "Do refrigerators use more energy when filled with food?" generated the following response: A. Not once the food gets cold. Government and commercial experts agree that the cooling section ...

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Tags: Appliance, Beverage, Drink, Energy efficiency, Recipe, Refrigerator, Tea
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Eating Green(s) Below Your Means: Guest Post from Erin

New Dream sympathizer Erin, the blogger behind One Wild and Precious Life, has kindly agreed to let us re-post an entry from her new blog. So far she has a lot of recipes and tips for shopping. The chive omelet sounds really yummy for those of us that eat eggs, but as a radish fanatic I think her...

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Tags: Farmer's market, Food access, Food shopping, Local food, Planning, Recipe
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