For the most part, we are all trying to do our best to lessen our effect on the environment. Even simple things like switching to compact fluorescent lights, using re-usable bags at grocery stores, etc… make a difference. One big thing I always see on TV and magazines is a water collection system. Why use our tap water for plants and cleaning when we have a naturally renewable resource…rain. I decided to look into this and see how hard it would be to implement.
Because of all the recent media exposure, I figured this would be as simple as going to your local home improvement store and picking one up. Unfortunately, they didn’t have anything usable. The closest one I found was a 20 gallon tub for $100 that wasn’t even well built. When I asked an associate, they said that everyone asks for them, but they never carry it! That seems kind of ridiculous in this age of “going green”. So the next stop was a local “Mom and Pop” garden shop. After a little hunting, we found a section of water collection systems. They had some really fancy plastic containers that looked like clay urns. They looked nice, but were unnecessarily expensive ($200-300). I also found some old whiskey barrels converted to rain collectors, but again…too expensive. Time to look for an alternative.
I have a chocolate obsession, mix that with a little hazelnut goodness and you my dear friend have an exquisite product called – Nutella. I discovered this small jar of heaven while in Rome, Italy and it is delicious.
I’ve started up my cooking/baking obsession again and decided to try a recipe I found online (thank you recipiegoldmine!) for these Nutella & Peanut Butter Brownies. My family and co-workers loved them – they are my taste testers!
Please note: For fudgey brownies leave out the baking powder – they will still come out great just make sure they are COMPLETELY cooled before you cut.
Do you find the standard way of lacing your shoes boring? Want to draw attention to the awesome new kicks on your feet? Then check out Ian’s Shoelace Site! Here you can learn to lace up your shoes in a checker pattern or maybe a lattice design. You can even find out how to tie your shoes so that they never get untied. Did you know you can change the ends (aglets) on your laces? This site has all that info and more.
As Ian says on the site, he brings you the fun, fashion and science of shoelaces. So stop by and learn more about something you do everyday.
I come to you with the intent on spreading the word on delicious recipes, restaurants and just food in general. Many of my posts will be found in the food category but don’t be surprised if you find a post here or there in our other areas. (more…)
Ever wonder what happens to that load of old electronics that you dropped off to get recycled? Well, you hope that it didn’t get sent to some place in Asia to be left in a landfill. Hopefully it was sent here, to Sims Recycling Solutions.
This place is an amusement park for broken and old electronics.
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