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    Seaweed, Beet and Carrot Cupcakes!!!!

    Seaweed, Beet and Carrot Cupcakes!!!!

    An adaption of a cupcake recipe using carrots, beets and seaweeds.  Plus the bright red frosting is not made with chemical dyes but beets.  A sweet treat right from my garden.  A quick and easy homemade treat.

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    Seaweed and Kitchen Scrap Stock, Tasty & Nutritious

    Seaweed and Kitchen Scrap Stock, Tasty & Nutritious

    Fall is when the crock pot starts simmering. One of my favorite things to make is stock. It's easy, tasty, nutritious and can be frozen. Use whatever you happen to have on hand especially tough, overgrown garden veggies, kitchen scraps including the peels- yes the peels.

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    Spice It Up With Seaweed

    Spice It Up With Seaweed

    Awhile back it was difficult to get folks to think of seaweed as anything more than sushi. Times have changed, seaweed is becoming popular due to its many fantastic flavors, ways to use and the great health benefits. These benefits include 56 vitamins and minerals.  Think of Seaweed as a spice and get sprinkling.

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    Halloween- Celebrating Sustainably

    Halloween- Celebrating Sustainably

    Going Zero Waste during any holiday is tricky but Halloween is especially challenging.  The fun quickly turns into trash.

    Here are some simple tricks to help reduce waste but don't procrastinate, DIY takes time.

    Thrift stores are a great resource for DIY and Zero Waste Halloween.

    COSTUMES-

    • Organize a costume swap.   Costumes are typically worn just a few times and not made of sturdy material.  Extending the life of a costume keeps it out of the landfill.
    • Use your imagination and the recycle bin for any cardboard based costumes.  
    • Visit a thrift store for inspiration.  A prom dress can become a princess gown.  A bathrobe a super hero cape.
    • A glue gun will become your new BFF.
    Natural or well made items make the best Halloween decorations.

      DECORATIONS

      This is the easy part.  Fall is the harvest season filled with natural beauty.  Pumpkins, corn stalks, gourds.  If you want a bit more, invest in quality items including wreaths, bunting and treat bags that can be used for years.  My best advice is to have a Halloween box filled with reusable decorations, favorite books and most importantly memories.  

      Zero Waste treats include shells, polished rocks and glass

      TRICK OR TREATS

      It's helpful to limit the number of houses you visit.  Planning an after party can help with the transition.  The after event can be a special video or family game with a big bowl of popcorn and fresh cider.  Instead of playing "Old Maid" switch it up to a Halloween theme.  Have your family make the cards together.  A fun memory is to use old Halloween photos for the pairs.  Yes, this takes time but if you have your Halloween box it's worth it and your deck can grow each year.  

      REFUSE

      Simply refuse some items including all cheap plastic ones that have an interest span of seconds but a life span of centuries.  

      Pass out natural items.  A bowl of polished stones, rocks or shells is exciting.  Coloring sheets, puzzles or candy packaged in cardboard including Dots or boxes of raisins.

      Plan ahead.  Celebrating Zero Waste takes time.

      You need to start early for your DIY Zero Waste Halloween celebration.  It takes time to collect materials and craft.  You might also need time to set and manage your children's expectations.  

      Let's take the truly scary out of Halloween- the trash and still have fun.

      Seaweed Sugar Cookies and How Baking Can Help Make New Friends

      Seaweed Sugar Cookies and How Baking Can Help Make New Friends

      If you're looking to add nutrition and deep flavor to your baked goods- try adding seaweed.  Seaweed adds minerals, vitamins and natural salts and sugars to your recipes- making everything healthier.  Try using flakes or powders for ease and a punch of natural flavor.

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