{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 [...]

{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 [...]

{Food and Gardening} Hibiscus: A Little Red Magic

fridgetea

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 [...]

{Food & Gardening} Garlic

garlic sprouts in my garden

by SimplyNu By definition… Garlic is a hardy plant, Allium sativum, of the amaryllis family whose strongly, pungent bulb is used in cookery and medicine. (dictionary.com) Well, I think that hardy little plant is amazing! I researched natural ways to cure infections when I was pregnant with my children, because I didn’t want to have [...]

{Eco-Tutorial} Sweet & Simple Mint Syrup Recipe

Mint from the Garden

  Memorial Day is this weekend – and there’s nothing as refreshing as a cool glass of lemonade laced with homemade mint syrup! And if you’re anything like me, you have plenty of this tasty herbal weed growing throughout your garden already. So gather a small harvest and pull out your favorite pitcher and some [...]