5 Hearty Fall Pasta Recipes (and the Tools You Need to Make Them)

October 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: jules:stonesoup /Creative Commons From-scratch pasta is a little like fresh, homemade bread: If you take the time to make it, your guests won’t even pay attention to the rest of the meal. But fresh pasta is also a lot less time-consuming than it sounds — especially when you have the right tools. Try one of these hearty fall pastas — served with fresh herbs or butternut squash, walnut pesto or pumpkin-based dough — made with your own two hands (and, in some cases, a pasta machine attachment) and you’ll have a flavorful dish that makes for … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Week in Pictures: New Zealand Oil Spill, How Steve Jobs Changed the World, and More (Slideshow)

October 14, 2011 by  
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Since the Rena, a Liberian ship, ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand 10 days ago, an environmental catastrophe has been brewing. Oil is spilling into the ocean, harming wildlife and reaching shore. We also have Steve Jobs’ use of design to change the world, stunning starry night photos, GM’s new electric car, a nontraditional pumpkin recipe for Thanksgiving, and more in our roundup of the best images on TreeHugger this week.

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10 Tips for Growing Fruit Trees at Home (Slideshow)

October 11, 2011 by  
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Photo: LOLren /Creative Commons There’s not much that can compare with plucking off a juicy peach from your own fruit tree. From spring’s sweet cherries to fall’s crisp apples, fresh fruit is one of nature’s most delicious products — plus it’s super-versatile, adding a refreshing sweetness to everything from glazes and chutneys for winter roasts to spring salads, smoothies, and dessert. Whether you want to add a fruit tree to your at-home garden for an annual harvest of peaches, cherries, apples, pears, or citrus — or wh… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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11 Unexpected Recipes for Apples (Slideshow)

October 10, 2011 by  
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Photo: Kelly Rossiter After eating your summer fill of super-sweet, soft berries, the apples of fall are the tart, crisp consolation prize of cooler temperatures. But eating them in the same few ways — pie, tarts, cake, and sliced fresh — can turn these welcome treats into just another boring part of your routine. In fact, the apple is one versatile fruit. The 11 nontraditional apple recipes here soak it in vinegar, pair it with pumpkin, layer it in lasagna, and much more.

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Ketchup is Not a Food Group in Children’s School Lunches in France

October 5, 2011 by  
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Photo: heinz President Reagan tried to make ketchup a vegetable, and President Nixon loved to eat it with cottage cheese. The French do not agree. In fact, they are trying to ban it from schools where les élèves are pouring it all over their food…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Chevron Embraces Solar, But Only to Extract More Oil

October 5, 2011 by  
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Photo: johnny choura / cc Let’s say you’re hooked on donuts, and your health and waistline are suffering as a result of that tasty vice. Your friends and family are concerned; your doctor is too — they all tell you to shape up, start exercising. You hum and haw, but know they’re right; this donut addiction can’t last. So, you break out the running shorts, lace up some sneakers and head out for a run. That’s great, right? Well, then you decide to use your newfound energy to jog back to the bakery for an assorted dozen donuts. That doesn’t make much sense, does it… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Waterkeepers Report Shows Much Work Left To Do In The Gulf

October 5, 2011 by  
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photo: US Coast Guard /Creative Commons President Obama, of course, campaigned on a promise to “end the tyranny of oil.” The nation needs to hold him to this promise, and one of the most important reasons why is what happened to the Gulf Coast when the Deepwater Horizon exploded. The event claimed the lives of eleven people and just nine days later oil began to hit the wetlands of coastal Louisiana. It’s estimated that 250 million gallons spilled into the sea, and the incredible NGO Waterkeepers has been fighting for justice ever since… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Weekday Vegetarian: Edamame and Avocado Salad

October 4, 2011 by  
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Photo: Kelly Rossiter I admit when I first looked at this recipe I was a bit skeptical about the combination of edamame and avocado , but it actually was quite tasty. Mixed in with peppery radishes, this was a refreshing salad. Edamame has lots of protein and fibre, so it seemed like the perfect thing to make to keep the staff at my son’s office going … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Most Popular Articles of September: Sleepbox in Moscow, Spicy Raspberry Sangria, and More (Slideshow)

October 4, 2011 by  
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Image: TreeHugger Two years ago, Lloyd wrote that he liked the idea of the Sleepbox, but wasn’t convinced it would work, due to concerns about its…misuse. But now it’s a big hit in a Moscow airport. We also have a delicious spicy raspberry and serrano sangria recipe, a car riding the subway, a storm trooper helmet made out of Adidas shoes, and more.

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The Week in Pictures: Camping Trailer is also a Boat, Cats Nap in TVs, and More (Slideshow)

September 16, 2011 by  
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Image: TreeHugger Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just take your car from road to lake? Well now you can, and while camping to boot: This wild design morphs a trailer from a tent into a boat. We also have old TVs that become homes for cats, a 1970s RV transformed into an off-grid eco-home, exclusive coverage of New York Fashion Week, and more in our roundup of the best images on TreeHugger this week.

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