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Freeze Produce Now to Enjoy Summer Flavor All Year

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 31, 2014

Nature’s bounty is at its peak as summer winds down. Are you lucky enough to have your own organic garden? It’s likely to be brimming with fresh, luscious fruits and vegetables...


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How Much Salt Is Too Much?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 31, 2014

Salt is often demonized as a poison that you must eliminate completely from any healthy food plan. However, the truth is more complex. Salt, or sodium chloride by its scientific name,...


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Grow the Best Veggies to Save Money

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 18, 2014

Vegetable gardening brings you all kinds of benefits – reducing your carbon footprint and your consumption of pesticides, providing an opportunity to get healthy exercise outdoors,...


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10 Plants that Will Thrive in Your Vertical Garden

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 11, 2014

Planting a vertical garden is a wonderful way to make the most of limited outdoor space. A small backyard or a balcony can be transformed into a thriving fruit and vegetable patch....


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Eco-Friendly Garden Flower Arrangement

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 22, 2014

Summer is peak season for gorgeous fresh flowers. What a pleasure to walk through fragrant, lushly blooming gardens in backyards and parks! And what a temptation it is to bring the...


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12 Things to Do with Your Old Shoes

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 20, 2014

Outworn, outgrown or out of style, old shoes are a fact of life. And unlike easily recycled or repurposed items such as secondhand clothing or empty plastic bottles, no-longer-new footgear...


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Turn Your Apartment’s Outdoor Space into an Oasis

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 17, 2014

If you live in a townhouse, condo or rental apartment with its own balcony or terrace, you may be reluctant to use your outdoor space for more than storage or the designated smoking...


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How to Store Herbs for the Freshest Flavor

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 07, 2014

As the “foodie movement” continues to gain in popularity, more and more folks are experimenting with adventurous cuisine and interesting flavors. Herbs are a great way to...