New Eco Stamps! (Well, at least the message)

I came across an article today on Celebrate Green, one of my favorite blogs talking about the new postal stamps that remind recipients to live a little greener. So next time you pick up some stamps tell them you want the "green stamps" then pull out your recycled paper and soy ink pen and get writing! After all, getting "real" mail is still exciting!
Go Green (Forever)


Foodie Friday

I found this great article on organic breakfast for kids from Organic Authority today... below is one of the recipes I would add to the great one's listed in the article. Enjoy! breakfast kids

Multigrain Hot Cereal with Apples and Raisins
Serves 4 (makes about 4 cups)

A steaming bowl of hot cereal is one of the most comforting ways to start the day. Our version combines rolled oats, quinoa, and buckwheat groats (kasha) for a tasty, high-protein breakfast loaded with fiber. It will keep you satisfied until lunch time!
Buckwheat groats and quinoa add a slightly chewy texture and a mild, nutty taste, while grated apple, raisins, and cinnamon lend sweetness and spice. Groats are readily available in natural food stores, but you can easily substitute pearled barley or cracked wheat if you prefer. Kids can vary the cereal by adding other favorite fruits (fresh or dried), a handful of nuts, or by using maple syrup instead of honey.
For even more protein, mix in a tablespoon of your favorite nut butter. Depending on their age, kids may be able to make this cereal for themselves, or help out with the measuring and stirring. Leftovers reheat beautifully in the microwave.

3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup buckwheat groats (kasha)
1/3 cup quinoa
2/3 cup thick rolled oats
1 large organic apple, coarsely grated (unpeeled, cores discarded)
1/3 cup Earthbound Farm Organic Raisins
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or more to taste
Honey or brown sugar, optional
Milk, optional

Bring the water and salt to a boil in a medium-size saucepan over high heat. Reduce the heat and add the groats and quinoa. Cover and simmer the mixture over low heat for 7 minutes. Add the rolled oats, cover, and simmer for 6 minutes. Stir in the apple, raisins, and cinnamon, cover, and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let the cereal sit, covered, for 5 minutes.
Divide among bowls and serve hot with honey or brown sugar, if desired. Add milk if you like a thinner consistency.

(above recipe is from www.ebfarm.com... check out there cookbooks THEY ARE WONDERFUL!)


Thrifty Thursday


-.75/1 Santa Cruz Organic juice, 32 oz printable or in the new mambo sprouts
(makes it 50¢)

GREAT deal sorry that there isn't more but not too many deals this week; HOWEVER, lots to check out at the farmer's markets this week...summer is almost here! Next week Earthfare's new months ad comes out and so does 14 Carrot so next week is sure to be great!


How to make a easy recycled ice cream churn!

Check out this wonderful, kid friendly activity! Perfect for the coming hot South Carolina days!


Sunday's Eco Inspiration

Psalm 65:9-10
You take care of the earth and water it, making it rich and fertile. The river of God has plenty of water ; it provides a bountiful harvest of grain, for you have ordered it so.