Decoding Food Labels and Lies

Walking through the grocery store the other day I was looking for shredded coconut for a new recipe.  There were several brands available so I started looking at the ingredients to make a final decision, knowing I did not want any sugar.  There were other ingredients which I did not recognize so the one with … Continue reading Decoding Food Labels and Lies

How To Pick The Greenest Christmas Tree

The debate goes on...which is greener a live Christmas tree or an artificial tree that may be imported?  Personally I have one "tree" that is more like a thick branch with a spiral branch swirling around it, a small, artificial tree from China and another small, artificial tree that I do not remember the origin. … Continue reading How To Pick The Greenest Christmas Tree

17 Creative Ways to Recycle/Upcycle Phone Books

We probably all sat on phone books at the dinner table when we were young and could not quite put our arms on the table, but thanks to innovative ideas from the creative ones there are many other uses for phone books.  I have to admit I get perturbed when I find another phone book … Continue reading 17 Creative Ways to Recycle/Upcycle Phone Books