No, One Dead Horse Shouldn’t Be the End of Carriage Rides

October 27, 2011 by  
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Jaymi Heimbuch / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 A news story about a carriage horse that dropped dead in NYC has raised attention on the issue of the care of working animals. Rachel reported on it yesterday, bringing up some points on animal welfare. However, there has been a strong reaction by animal rights activists looking to ban carriage horses in the city on the basis that it qualifies as abuse — and that needs to be … 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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Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa

October 12, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch One of my favorite things about visiting my local taqueria is the salsa bar. It can almost be overwhelming with so many different flavors and colors to pick from. But today we’re going green here at the Green Wine Guide. Enjoy this salsa verde on your favorite tacos, or with some blue corn tortillas, and nicely chilled Pinot Grigio. … 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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Fashion Collection Biomimicks Snakeskin Using Recycled Woodchips

October 10, 2011 by  
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Photos: Stefanie Nieuwenhuyse via Behance Fashion has often been role-cast as a wasteful industry , but we’ve seen how up-and-coming fashion designers are increasingly using discarded materials in sustainable ways to create stunning work . British fashion design grad student

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Fashion Collection Biomimicks Snakeskin Using Recycled Woodchips

BBC Unveils Awesome Frozen Planet Trailer; Series Will Tackle Climate Change (Video)

October 10, 2011 by  
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Holy sh!t. I just watched the trailer for Frozen Planet , the latest nature doc collaboration between the BBC and the Discovery Channel, and it gave me chills. As in, I saw the brief, pixelated, jumpy YouTube teaser, and there they were–full-on chills. Full disclosure, obviously: TreeHugger is owned by Discovery. But I had nothing to do with the making of this film, nor was I aware that it even existed until I watched the trailer over at io9 . I will say that it’s high time for a couple breathtaking documentaries about the Arctic and the Anta… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Dogs Rescued from Shelters, Trained To Save Endangered Species

October 3, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch Dogs can sniff out drugs, foods and animals in airports, track criminals or rescue people from crumbled buildings or avalanches. There seems to be no end to what a dog and its nose can do — and thanks to Working Dogs for Conservation (WDC), they’re being put to use helping scientists study and save endangered species and even eradicate invasive species. And best of all, most of these conservation dogs have been rescued themselves. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Quiche with Caramelized Onions and Smoked Gouda

September 22, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch Brunch could very well be my favorite meal. I love how no-holds-barred it is. You can have eggs benedict, pizza, caprese salad and a poached pear all on the same, and it totally works. But it’s hard to imagine brunch without a quiche nearby, right? Enjoy this quiche recipe will a mimosa, or two…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Strawberry and Serrano Pepper Salsa

September 14, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch In concept, I love fruit salsas. Well, fruits other than the tomato. But more often then not, they are too sweet for me. So I set out to make a spicy, fruit salsa that will surprise you at every turn. This strawberry salsa is complex and hot, perfect for most any starter. Try it with a Viogner or any off-dry white with floral undertones. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Summer In A Mason Jar: 3 Simple Recipes and Tips for Getting Started with Preserves

September 13, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch Two Jams and a Pickle I decided this month that it is high time I learn to make preserves, and just in time since the fruits of summer are starting to dwindle in the farmers’ markets. Last Sunday I grabbed my camera and spent the entire day in the kitchen of a good friend who knows how to jar properly. Here are the scrumptious results, including three recipes, that will inspire you to pick up your tongs and a nice big pot, and put the last of summer in a mason jar. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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