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Perk up your Party with Fresh Seasonal Fruits and Veggies

// May 13th, 2013 // No Comments » // Activities, Clean is Healthy, Go Green, Household Hints, Tips for Living

Everybody has a general idea of what is the perfect party food. However in addition to the old standbys why not toss in a few fresh seasonal fruits and veggies! Here is a list of the early ones available in Indiana that can be worked in various dishes or be a dish themselves.

Fresh Springtime Veggies:
• Radishes
• Peas,
• Lettuces/Greens
• Garlic
• Green Beans
• Spring Beets
• Asparagus
• Artichokes
• Spring Onions
• Beets
• Parsley
• Rhubarb
• Turnips

Fresh Fruits
• Apricots
• Cherries
• Citrus fruit – grapefruit, oranges, lemons, limes, clementines
• Rhubarb
• Strawberries
• Avocados
• Lemons
• Mango
• Pineapple
• Navel Oranges
• Kiwis

And the unusual Spring Foraged Foods
• Fiddleheads
• Morel mushrooms
• Stinging Nettle

Go Green – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

// April 1st, 2012 // No Comments » // Go Green, Uncategorized

Many people are under the impression that it has to cost a lot to go green at home. While some things like solar panels, skylights and LED lights may be quite expensive, there are other ways to go green by simply changing the way you do things around the house.

Here are some ideas, on how you can help our environment:

  • Turn off lights when you leave the room.
  • Don’t turn on lights at all for as long as you can – open your curtains and enjoy natural light.
  • Switch your light bulbs to CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs).
  • Do an energy audit of your home (go to www.energysavers.com for ideas and advice).
  • Click here to see if you can sign up for green power from your utility companies.
  • Switch one appliance to an energy efficient model (look for the “energy star” label).
  • Turn off your computer completely at night.
  • Unplug unused chargers and appliances.
  • Lower the temperature on your hot water heater.
  • Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot.
  • Line dry your laundry.
  • (more…)