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Tips for a “Greener” Holiday Season

By Allison Burch, December 10, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Allison Burch

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration, but also a time when North Americans produce more trash than any other time of the year.

Here are a few tips to help reduce holiday waste. We know our customers are some of the greenest folks around, so please share your tips with us too. Let’s help each other discover new and creative ways to live lighter on the planet this holiday season.

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Homemade for the Holidays: Gifts from the Kitchen

By Megan Myers, December 10, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers


Toasted Coconut Caramels

When it comes to gift-giving, sometimes I can get stumped about what to give my friends and family.

Given my prowess in the kitchen, however, it’s a natural solution to base my gifts in that area too.

From cookie mix to the friends with kids to dog treats...

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It’s Time For a Change: Sign the Slow Food Manifesto

By Richard McCarthy, December 9, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Richard McCarthy

Richard McCarthy embodies the phrase “think globally; act locally.” He joined Slow Food USA as Executive Director in January 2013, having previously served as Executive Director of Market Umbrella, an internationally recognized non-profit mentor organization for farmers markets, community building and sustainable economic development. 

How are you doing this week?...

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All Things Nog

By Jennifer Cheng, December 9, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jennifer Cheng

Some flavors are so traditionally “holiday” to me that it doesn’t seem right to indulge any other time of the year. But once December rolls around, I’m all about candy-cane-coated everything, rum-soaked raisins and oh, the eggnog.

Nog finds its way into lots of my drinks and recipes this time of year. I add the almondmilk version to my coffee, I soak panettone or brioche in traditional eggnog for Baked Eggnog...

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Healthy Holiday Noshing

By Alana Sugar, December 8, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Not sure how to approach meals and snacks during the holidays in the face of all those cookies, candies, cakes and treats? Not to mention the parties, buffets and drinks! Relax, and make up your mind that you are going to celebrate deliciously and healthfully while having a good time. My favorite holiday survival tricks will help you do just that. 

  • You’ve probably heard that age-old advice of never going to the grocery store...
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