How Long Does Food Last?


Do you adhere to the expiration date on food packages? Did you  know that “printed food dates are not federally regulated and do not refer to food safety.”? So, it is usually safe to eat your “expired” food after it is printed date has passed. Whaa??? Yes, it’s true. You should check the dates of […]

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Private Companies Labeling GMOs When Washington Won’t

Independent labeling organizations team up with retailers to certify non-GMO foods.

Ask and you shall receive! While Washington drags its feet on the issue of GMO labeling (and no wonder given the bipartisan incest between Monsanto and the government), Americans are nearly unanimous in support of labeling genetically engineered food.  Hardly any difference exists across political or informational lines;  But far from passing any labeling measures, on […]

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Get Crafty to Avoid GMO Foods


This week Lori told us about the new Monsanto Protection Act which basically lets Monsanto do anything they want to do and protects them from any sort of legal punishment. This is very scary news for the health of our nation, our children, and our environment. I learned a long time ago that the most […]

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Checking In On Your Food-Based Resolutions

Ladies and gents, it’s January 17th. 17 days into the new year and 17 painful days of getting used to our new routines and resolutions. How are you doing so far? I’m sure there was a pretty ugly period as you detoxed the sugar out of your system or you got up earlier than the […]

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{EcoEtsy Finds} Time for Tea and Coffee

Repurposed Burlap Coffee Bag

Repurposed Burlap Coffee Bag. Mauigrown Hobo Handbag and Purse. Handmade in Hawaii. Made To Order by ManilaExtract I love the sweet scent of a fall morning, the crisp air in the morning and stepping out to the hint of frost just around the corner.  It’s my favorite time of year to sip away at a […]

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{Food and Gardening} Up to Your Ears in Sweet Corn? 2 Recipes to Manage the Bountiful Harvest

corn muffin

Gardening is a beautiful thing. Turn soil. Plant seeds. Weed a little. Water a little. Chase away rabbits. Pick vegetables, pick more vegetables, pick vegetables again. Here in the Northeastern United States we are enjoying an abundance of our favorite vegetables. Tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, basil, and Summer’s own special treat sweet corn. Sweet corn […]

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{Eco-Inspirations} A Raw Labor Day

Labor Day is a holiday that holds great meaning for many United Stationers. For those with 9-5 jobs, it’s an extra day off. For others it’s a time to reflect on their roles within the workplace. And yet for most it’s the official summer send off. But no matter how you may be celebrating today […]

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{Food and Gardening} Creating a recipe binder

I have a secret to share with you. I am a recipe collector. I don’t hoard them, there are many times I freely recycle the paper a recipe is printed on. However I have more than I’ve actually tried making. Shamefully I have spent as much time reading recipes as I have following them. Finally […]

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{Food and Gardening} Hibiscus: A Little Red Magic


I have always been a huge fan of herbal teas, particularly the sharp tasting “zingers”  that are commercially available. All of these zingers have in common a very special, magical ingredient – hibiscus flower, which grows in many corners of the world, hence its popularity. What is so magical about hibiscus? For a start, the […]

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