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Green Kitchen Tips

11 Brilliant Kitchen Hacks to Reduce Waste

Americans waste hundreds of pounds of food per household each year. A whopping 30-40% of the US food supply ends up in landfills each year! Why are we wasting so much food? A lot of it has to do with …

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10 Creative Lemon Peel Uses

A squeeze of lemon in your water. A bit of lemon juice to finish a pot of beans. Lemons are endlessly useful in cooking, and it feels so wasteful to just toss those peels into the compost or trash. Ne…

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6 Tasty Peach Recipes & How to Store the Summer Peach Bounty

Is your produce drawer overflowing with beautiful, farmers market peaches this summer? Try some of these delicious peach recipes! This has been the summer of peaches at our house. A local farm offere…

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Are You Cooking With the Best Type of Onion? Probably Not.

  All onions are not created equal -- which is why it's frustrating when a recipe calls for "an onion." Sure, it's not the end of the world if you use a red onion when the recipe writer had a …

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Peach Popsicles with (or without!) Jalapeño

These summery peach popsicles are a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. A touch of mint makes them extra refreshing on a hot day. If spice isn't your thing, you can leave the jalapeno out of t…

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12 Surprising Uses for Milk & Milk Containers

From soothing stinging eyes to watering plants, read on for surprising ways to use milk, milk cartons and milk jugs. Have a use of your own? Let us know in the comments!   Around the Ho…

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How to Plant a Garden in Any Space

If you're new to growing food, how to plant a garden might seem a little bit bewildering. You may even think that you don't have enough room to grow your own food. This graphic shows you what to plant…

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22 Surprising Uses for Lemons

Lemons are one of the most versatile fruits out there. And no, we're not just talking about in cooking! Lemon juice is an acid, a natural disinfectant, and a nutritional powerhouse. Its scent is perfe…

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Is it Better to Buy Organic or Local? Now We Know.

Buying local may be the best thing you can do for your community — and the planet. I’ve been singing the praises of buying locally and the locavore movement for quite sometime. But now, more than …

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15 Surprising Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

If you have hydrogen peroxide in your home, chances are it's in your first aid kit. And that's a shame, really. For one, applying peroxide to cuts and scrapes really isn't the best way to go about rep…

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