8 Sustainable Wineries in Paso Robles Wine Country

October 26, 2011 by  
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© Jaymi Heimbuch via Flickr If you’re not familiar with Paso Robles wine country and you love fine wine, you might want to start paying attention. While the region hasn’t received as much press as its cousins to the north, Napa and Sonoma, it is California’s largest and most diverse wine region. During the growing season, for example, the appellation experiences a larger temperature swing than any other in California. It’s somewhere between 40 and 50 degrees!… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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US Geothermal Power Potential 10x That Of Coal Power Plants, New Analysis Shows

October 26, 2011 by  
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© SMU Geothermal Laboratory A new assessment of the geothermal power potential of the United States shows that the nation has roughly 3 million megawatts available and waiting to be tapped using the latest enhanced geothermal drilling methods — that’s 10 times the installed capacity of the nation’s coal-fired power plants…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Giant Melting Crayon Sculptures Highlight Raging Wildfires, Record Heat in Texas

October 26, 2011 by  
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Ashton Thornhill/National Ranching Heritage Center /Promo image The massive flames licking the ground around the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas, reach up to eight feet high, glowing bright red, orange, and yellow against the dusty backdrop. Fortunately, these “flames” pose no threat to the array of nearby trees, grasses, and buildings — and if the record-breaking heat keeps up, they may just melt away altogether…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Hibiscus and Ginger Sangría

October 24, 2011 by  
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© Jerry James Stone via Flickr This sangría recipe was inspired by the Agua de Flor de Jamaica that I order from my neighborhood taqueria. It’s so refreshing and flavorful. But like the punch bowl at a high school prom, I often find myself tempted to spike it. So I did! Enjoy…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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10 Favorite Nature Photos From TreeHugger’s Flickr Pool

October 24, 2011 by  
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© Camera John via TreeHugger Flickr Pool The TreeHugger Flickr Pool is a group we started up earlier this year as a place for readers like you to add favorite photos depicting nature, sustainability, DIY projects, bike culture and anything else that is part of the environmental movement. The group is starting to pick up steam, and here are 10 of our top favorites added to the group so far. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Andrew Maynard Designs A Parliament Building For The People

October 24, 2011 by  
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Andrew Maynard /via Before he got busy being one of the best architects in Australia, Andrew Maynard would do wonderful polemics, thought exercises, and just fun stuff that displayed his imagination and humour. Now he is at it again, imagining a new Parliament Building that responds to the people, that he calls Mob-ile Parliament…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Pancake-Battered French Toast

October 19, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jerry James Stone Seriously, choosing between pancakes or French toast for breakfast just seems unfair. I always want both! For those of you who understand my frustration, we now have a solution thanks to Stacy Potten . This french toast, dipped in pancake batter, is a fun and exciting twist to the traditional favorite. Enjoy this recipe with real maple syrup and a pomegranate mimosa…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi

October 18, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jerry James Stone Nothing quite captures the flavors of butternut squash like these pillowy dumplings. Dressed in a poppy seed and butter sauce, this dish is bound to be a fall-time favorite. Enjoy it with good friends and a nicely chilled bottle of Chardonnay. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Blueberry Breakfast Bruschetta

October 17, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch Bruschetta is one of my favorite appetizers. In fact, it is the litmus test for any new Italian restaurant I try. It might seem simple enough to make, but you really need to understand your produce to make a great bruschetta. That said, sometimes I cannot wait til dinner to get my fix. Enjoy this appetizer over brunch, with good friends and plenty of mimosas. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Simple Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce

October 10, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch Marinara sauce, it can make or break any Italian dish. Don’t worry, this recipe is sure to be a family favorite. The tomatoes come out tasting sun-dried and is it so simple to make. You really cannot mess this one up. Enjoy it or over some fresh Linguine with a full-bodied Merlot. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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