Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tree Hugging Hippie!

OK so I am not that bad...well maybe I am. I am very Eco-conscience at least. I try to do everything that I can to live greener. I have an obsession with cloth reusable grocery bags, if I go somewhere and they have them I have to get one. Problem is, I don't always remember to take them into the grocery store with me but they are so much fun to drive around in the trunk of my car...hey no one is perfect right?

In effort to be greener I recycle everything that I can and I have cut out almost all use of paper products. I almost never use paper plates or napkins and I use old rags for cleaning. I do use paper towels but very sparingly because there are just some messes that you would not want to clean up with a rag.

My next Eco-friendly goal is to drive less. I live so close to the store I should just walk. It would be better for the environment, my health and my wallet (less gas)...sounds like a win, win situation to me :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Can Can Anyone?

Two weeks ago we took the kids apple and pumpkin picking at Styers Orchard in Langhorne.

We had tons of fun and came home with 14lbs of apples. Wow 14lbs! What do we do with all those apples? We ate some of course and we made some apple crisp, now what? We had been toying with the idea of canning so we decided we would make a big batch and try it. It was such a success that we decided to make apple sauce with the left over apples. This is what we wound up with...

It is pretty yummy too. I would like to eventually try container gardening to grow some of my own veggies to can also. I wish I had a yard.