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Vintage Dinnerware Repurposed for Earth Day

Earth Day is every day when you continue using your vintage china and glassware! Most dinnerware is not recyclable, nor is broken glass or Pyrex. Yet you can keep using those old dishes and glasses in different ways to jazz up your table setting, made up eclectic place settings, or just enjoy the style of […]

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Garden Dinnerware | Green for Earth Day

Itchy for green outdoors? Start indoors, with a table setting of garden theme dishes! Earth Day is on Monday this year. That makes this weekend an ideal time to bring out the summer-y garden and floral dishes, to satisfy your need to enjoy growing things. Start with any green dishes or glassware you might already […]

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Earth Day Baking Part 7: Serving Baked Goods

Once you’ve made your baked goods, it’s time to eat them! Serving breads, rolls, muffins and other baked goods to family and friends is satisfying and enjoyable. What should you know about serving them at the table (if you can resist long enough)? Many dinnerware sets include serving pieces designed for bringing breads to the […]

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Earth Day Baking Part 5: Yeast Breads

While they take longer to make than quick breads, yeast-raised breads are versatile and delicious. Great to eat by themselves, with soup, stew, or another meal – homemade breads can help you save money and eat healthier. Baking bread is also a great way to express your creativity in the kitchen. Yeast is a living […]

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Earth Day Baking Part 4: Banana Raisin Muffin Recipe

Banana raisin muffins make use of some handy ingredients, widely available all year round. This recipe, like almost any basic muffin recipe, can be adjusted to make lots of variations. Perhaps you are a nut lover. You can add nuts, or a combination of nuts. Or substitute another dried fruit for raisins, like dried cherries. […]

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Earth Day Baking Part 3: Bake Muffins at Home

Blueberry muffins are ever popular. Other recipes include banana raisin, apple, cranberry and many other variations. Muffins may seem intimidating, but following a few simple techniques will help you create home baked success. Baking them at home can help you save money, eat healthier because you control the ingredients, and provide a chance to experiment […]

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Earth Day Baking Part 2: Pineapple Raisin Quick Bread Recipe

Time to get out your mixing bowls and loaf baking pans. Assemble your ingredients and roll up your sleeves. You are not far away from that wonderful home baking aroma, and the tasty results of your work. Pineapple Raisin Quick Bread A simple recipe with popular ingredients. This bread is flavorful for breakfast, snacks or […]

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Earth Day Baking Part 1: Quick Breads

Quick breads are an easy introduction to the world of home baking. Homemade breads are delicious and economical. These breads usually include fruit or nuts. They are especially good to pack in lunches, or enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee, or a cold glass of milk for an afternoon snack. By definition, […]

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Celebrate Earth Day with Home Baking

Earth Day is April 22, and in 2010 celebrates its 40th anniversary. It has expanded to Earth Awareness Week, which we like, because a week gives time to add something new to your “green living” skills and activities at home. In this series, we suggest baking at home as something to do to celebrate Earth […]

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Rustic Dinnerware: 1970s Classic Stoneware

We’ve got a definite weak spot for 1970s dinnerware we find in our travels, especially the stoneware. Patterns from Midwinter, Mikasa and even Noritake go great with table settings based on the days when vintage was new: back to the land, Earth Day, Earth Shoe and The Mother Earth News. Midwinter’s series of patterns – […]

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