Fall is a great time to look inward at the guts of our homes. Old man winter will be coming. For some, quicker than others. Here are my top 5 “do it now” tune ups before the weather turns against us.
Archives for September 2013
Windows are one of the least energy efficient elements in a building. Heliotrope Technologies seeks to change the “smart window” technology market to increase energy efficiency through the transmission of heat and light with the use of its specialized film.
Admittedly, I can be a food waster. Sometime I have no idea what is in glass jar #1 or #2. (Or #3 or #4) Even Carol Merrill doesn’t know what is behind that curtain. (Oh come on, you don’t remember her from Monty Hall’s Let’s Make a Deal?) But over the years, I started to […]
Cilantro is quite the versatile plant. Not only can it kick up your salsa, but it shows promise as an inexpensive method of removing toxic heavy metals (such as lead) in contaminated water. In fact, research conducted by Ivy Community College undergraduates under the direction of Douglas Schauer, PhD. with scientists at the Universidad Politécnica […]
As I stare at my refrigerator packed with food, sometimes I wonder if it is okay to drink the coconut milk that expired or can I refreeze the meat I was supposed to use. StillTasty, an internet and iPhone app, has all the answers and helps me to decide whether to toss or eat.
Okay. Okay. I have been totally remiss about posting community pictures. Just a FYI for my regular readers, every week (or two) I send out a email newsletter. Lately, I have started to receive pictures from my subscribers. Then, I started asking and received MORE! Talk about fun.
Have you noticed that more and more kids have peanut, egg, or soy allergies? When I went to school, maybe one or two people had food allergies. When my own children started school fifteen years ago, many children had ADD, autism, behavioral issues, food allergies or were on medication for a bipolar condition. […]