Archive November, 2012


Looking for a Thanksgiving Centerpiece ? Try a Gourd Vase

Hollow out several tall squashes and use them as vases for your favorite fall blossoms. White gourds make a beautiful pairing with pink and orange flowers. Thanks to BHG for this idea.

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Looking for an Alternative to Turkey ?

Turkey-Alternatives Think you’ll be missing out on something if you eliminate turkey from your Thanksgiving dinner? Guess again! Here are some of the most delicious turkey alternatives on the market: Tofurky – The Tofurky Roast, brought to you by Turtle Island Foods, is a pre-cooked vegan feast. Made from a revolutionary tofu-wheat protein blend, Tofurky […]

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Where to Purchase Free-Range Turkeys Near Charlotte

#1 Windcrest Farm, Certifed Organic Transplants and Produce, Monroe, North Carolina New Town Farms 4610 New Town Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Tel. 704-534-5582 We are a small family farm in operation since 1990. Growing on five acres, we focus on the soil and the art of growing vegetables. We also offer free-range chicken, pastured pork, […]

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Being Thankful is Good for Your Health

You know the story of the first Thanksgiving. Who had most reason to be thankful on that mythical day at Plymouth Rock in 1621? Native American tribes have always had traditional rituals–dances and powwows–to express their deepest appreciation for the wonder of the harvest. Their visitors from across the sea had different rituals and different […]

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The Monster Machine We Hate!

This week’s focus to start your weight loss efforts heading in the right direction! What is the perhaps the most avoided (and sometimes hated) machine on the planet? The bathroom scale! I can be very creative when it comes to NOT officially seeing that scary number! AND mind you, numbers don’t mean everything! I have […]

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More Myths About Thanksgiving

MYTH # 5 The Pilgrims Landed on Plymouth Rock According to historian George Willison, who devoted his life to the subject, the story about the rock is all malarkey, a public relations stunt pulled off by townsfolk to attract attention. What Willison found out is that the Plymouth Rock legend rests entirely on the dubious […]

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A Few Myths About Thanksgiving

MYTH # 1 The Pilgrims Held the First Thanksgiving: To see what the first Thanksgiving was like you have to go to: Texas. Texans claim the first Thanksgiving in America actually took place in little San Elizario, a community near El Paso, in 1598 — twenty-three years before the Pilgrims’ festival. For several years they […]

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Off-Gassing: The Other Side of the Story

Off-gassing is the evaporation of chemicals from a material. Furniture, plastics, vinyl products, paint, new cars, clothing, cosmetics, water bottles, carpet, and mattresses do it, to name just a few. Off-gassing materials emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and small particulate substances throughout the life of the material. An amazing resource, the Collaborative on Health and […]

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Formaldehyde in Carpet/Flooring

There has been much in the news in years past about formaldehyde in carpet/flooring products. The CRI (Carpet and Rug Institute) has this to say: Formaldehyde is not used to manufacture carpet and hasn’t been for 30 years. CRI has performed comprehensive surveys of carpet mills and determined that formaldehyde is not contained in any […]

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Formaldehyde in Your Home

In the next few days we will be exploring formaldehyde in your home, primarily by examining carpet and flooring products. Formaldehyde is a compound chemical made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen that is found literally everywhere, since it occurs naturally and is synthesized for industrial use in everyday products. The list of household and […]

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