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The Wisdom of Yogi Berra, The Secret to Partying, and More!

by: EJ on 12/11/2017

Bruce King, author of the newly released The New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Climate, promises to share many things with us in his new book.  In this joyful guest post, he shares the good news - the good climate news - of how buildings can be more than net zero and can actually extract carbon from the atmosphere.

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Invest Like You Give a Damn: Align Your Money with Your Values

by: Sara on 12/10/2017

Today's featured book in our 12 Gifts that Make a Difference book sale is  Invest Like You Give a Damn: Make Money, Change the World, Sleep Well at Night by Marc de Sousa Shields.  During the holidays, as we spend time trying to find gifts that align with our values, it is also a good time to think about where we are investing our money as well. …

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Make Your Own Spiced Rum

by: EJ on 12/09/2017

Spiced rum is a delicious addition to any liquor cabinet, especially during the dark days leading up to the winter solstice!  Today's blog is an excerpt from Craft Distilling: Making Liquor Legally at Home by Victoria Redhed Miller.  The nice thing about this recipe is that it uses rum as the base and does not require any distilling.  It is ready …

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Plant-Based Chevre Cheese Recipe

by: EJ on 12/08/2017

Breaking News!  Karen McAthy's book, The Art of Plant-based Cheesemaking: How to Craft Real, Cultured, Non-dairy Cheese,  has won the selection to represent Canada in the Vegan book category  in the Gourmand World Cookbook Award.  Congratulations Karen.

Chevre, a style of cheese made traditionally with goat’s milk, is noted for its particular …

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Silent Night

by: EJ on 12/07/2017

How many of you long for peacefulness this holiday?  Can you see yourself quietly relaxing amid candles with music softly playing in background - feeling at peace with the world and a sense of oneness?  Or walking under starlight skies while frost crackles in the tree branches?

For many, this holiday vision is constantly elusive - replaced instead …

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