December 2012

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Ready-Made Holiday Desserts—and a Photo with Santa!

10:48 14 December in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller The holiday are here, and the days are flying by faster than Santa’s reindeer. Between the decorating, gift-shopping, family visits, and general merry-making, you may run out of time for holiday baking. [caption id="attachment_327" align="alignright" width="216"] French pastry from Le Petit Pain Bakery[/caption] No problem!...

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Thanksgiving Spotlight: Napkin Folding 101

14:52 20 November in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller Nothing says “perfect hostess” better than professionally folded napkins around the dinner table. Besides, they’re fun to do! This Thanksgiving, why not channel your inner Martha Stewart and fold cloth napkins into interesting shapes? We found a great website to teach you how: www.napkinfoldingguide.com. It...

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Tips for a Safe, Healthy Halloween

10:54 26 October in GreenMarket
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by Paula Detwiller Halloween can be nerve-wracking enough for parents without having to deal with accidents, tummy aches, or—heaven forbid—lost children. Here are some tips, tricks, and gentle reminders to make sure you and your kids have a carefree, healthy Halloween. Safe dress. Make sure costumes can’t...

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The Vertical Garden Trend

15:10 20 September in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller [caption id="attachment_283" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image courtesy GSky Plant Systems, Inc.[/caption] For years, people have been training ivy to climb trellises or drape over walls. But today’s gardeners are taking that concept to a whole new level. They’re covering walls, doors, fences, and other structures with...

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Goodbye, Salt—Hello, Fresh Herbs

11:40 10 September in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller There’s a holiday for almost everything—“More Herbs, Less Salt Day” was last month, on August 29. But there’s still time for you to celebrate, even if you missed it.  Early September is the perfect time to be reminded of why we should consume...

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Don’t Throw It Away…Repurpose It!

12:48 06 September in GreenMarket
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By Paula Detwiller  As kids, we knew instinctively how to reuse things. We filled shoeboxes with small toys, made a Superman cape from Dad’s old T-shirt, and created musical instruments out of used toilet paper rolls. As adults, we’ve learned to reuse plastic grocery bags, twist-ties, and yes—shoeboxes...