Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

I'm going to change it up a little from the last few weeks.Living Green, One Tip at a Time -  Tip #  9 - "Blackle"Next time you need to "Google" something, use "Blackle"...it saves energy!!   Blackle is a website powered by Google Custom Search  and aims to save energy by displaying a black background and using grayish-white font color for search results. The concept behind Blackle is that computer monitors can be made to use less energy by … [Read more...]

Taking "Ten Amazing Foods" one step further!!

I'm on a bit of a recipe kick right now, so for ten Wednesdays I'll give you a healthy recipe, one for each of the "10 Amazing Foods" from the March 30th post - http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/2011/03/ten-amazing-foods.html Photo attribution:  How can I recycle this (CC) The eighth on my list of amazing foods is multigrains and the recipe to go with it is - Multigrain Bread 3/4 cup scalded milk 1/4 cup honey 1 tablespoons salt 1/4 cup oil 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - #8 - Your Food (part 3)· Healthy School Lunches: Support efforts to increase healthy food choices in school lunches.· Green Calculator: Learn about the effect your diet is having on the environment with the Eating Green Calculator.· Score Your Diet: Learn how your diet scores on nutrition, the environment and animal welfare with Score Your Diet.· Non-GMO: There are many organizations that are … [Read more...]

Taking "Ten Amazing Foods" one step further!!

I'm on a bit of a recipe kick right now, so for ten Wednesdays I'll give you a healthy recipe, one for each of the "10 Amazing Foods" from the March 30th post - http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/2011/03/ten-amazing-foods.html The seventh on my list of amazing foods is salmon and the recipe to go with it is -  Maple Salmon 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 2 Tbsp. soy sauce     1 clove garlic, minced    1/4 tsp. salt  1/8 tsp. pepper 1 pound salmon fillet                In … [Read more...]

Have you read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls?

The book club I belong to is reading this book for May.  I just finished it and would like to know if any of you have read it?   If so, what did you think?I found it to be one of the most remarkable memoirs I have ever read.  This is a beautifully rendered, poignant account of a totally dysfunctional family.  I found I could not put this book down,  the author had me enthralled with her story of growing up in such an unusual … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - #8 - Your Food (part 2)Organic: The What is Organic? page explains what organic produce is and how it is certified.Local: Buy food (and drink - ideally tap - water) from local companies whenever possible. Each pound of local food you purchase prevents a quarter pound of climate change (C02) emissions. Support your area's Farmer's Market. If possible, grow your own fruits and vegetables using organic gardening practices. You can find local farmer's … [Read more...]

Taking "Ten Amazing Foods" one step further!!

I'm on a bit of a recipe kick right now, so for ten Wednesdays I'll give you a healthy recipe, one for each of the "10 Amazing Foods" from the March 30th post - http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/2011/03/ten-amazing-foods.html The sixth on my list of amazing foods is olive oil and the recipe to go with it is - Olive Oil Dip 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 7 gloves garlic, finely grated 3 tablespoons good quality balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - #8 - Your Food  (part 1)Switching to a vegetarian diet is a powerful way to help protect our environment and help ensure everyone has enough to eat. The United Nations recently released Livestock's Long Shadow–Environmental Issues and Options, which concludes that the livestock sector (primarily cows, chickens, and pigs) emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to our most serious environmental problems, at every … [Read more...]

Taking "Ten Amazing Foods" one step further!!

I'm on a bit of a recipe kick right now, so for ten Wednesdays I'll give you a healthy recipe,  one for each of the "10 Amazing Foods" from the March 30th post - http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/2011/03/ten-amazing-foods.html The fifth on my list of amazing foods is almonds and the recipe to go with it is -  Almond Chicken  3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 skinless chicken breasts 1 can of whole cranberry sauce 1/3 cup Dijon mustard 2/3 cup slivered almonds 3 … [Read more...]

Yipee….I survived the A – Z blogging challenge!!!

A huge thank-you to Elizabeth Mueller for creating this amazing "Z" themed award.  She is presenting it to everyone who completed the "2011 A-Z Blogging Challenge". … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - #7 - Recycle  (part 2) Recycled Content: Ask your local retailers to stock more products made from recycled materials and buy products made from the highest recycled content whenever possible.Green Paper: In general, try to buy products/containers made from recycled material as often as possible to support the recycled product market. When purchasing paper products (toilet paper, etc,), look for paper that has been recycled using a … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – Z

Awhh...the end of the challenge, it's been a lot of fun reviewing my recipes and meeting many, many new friends.  I'm sure everyone had a great time. I know I did, and in a month or two, I'll be looking forward to next years challenge..hahaha :)  “Z”Hope you enjoy this last recipe, it's an excellent bread to have in your repertoire.Zucchini Bread 2 eggs1/2 cup vegetable oil1 cup white sugar1 cup grated, unpeeled zucchini1 tsp. vanilla2 cups all purpose … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – Y

Even though I live in Canada, this is a Sunday dinner tradition!!  “Y” Yankee Pot Roast4 Tbsp. olive oil3 onions, quartered and seperated3 to 4 pound top or bottom round beef roastFlour for dredging 8 carrots, peeled and cut in large pieces3 ribs celery, cut in thirds5 or 6 sprigs fresh thyme 2 1/2 cups beef stock1 1/2 cups red winesalt & freshly ground pepper2 tablespoons room temperature butter2 rounded tablespoons flour In a large, heavy dutch … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – X

I never shorten the word "'Christmas" in this fashion, however, finding a recipe that starts with an "X" was really tough.  Please excuse this one indiscretion, I won't do it again!!  “X”You prepare this the night before, and we always have it for breakfast on Christmas morning...you have to try it!!  Serve it with fresh cut up fruit, hot cinnamon rolls, coffee and cranberry mimosas.Xmas Morning "Husband" Saver  3 cups milk6 eggs1/2 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. … [Read more...]