Posts Tagged ‘Laughing’

A non-toxic Valentine’s Day?

I haven’t really thought about a Valentine’s Day present for Tim this year because we are going to be in London! So when I saw this list (seems like the week for lists!) about how to have a non-toxic Valentine’s Day it made me laugh! Love the idea of not giving your loved one something that’s bad for them and thought you might too so wanted to share – from Healthy Child Healthy World – for your reading pleasure. Happy romance my friends!

6 specials from Organic Bouquet:  (By the way, if you order from them using this referral link, Healthy Child gets 10% of the proceeds! That’s like two gifts in one.) Choose from Dozen Roses + Free box of chocolates, Dozen Roses + Free vase, Valentine’s Weekend Package (Friday gift of Roses and Saturday gift of select gourmet item or another bouquet of Roses), Extraordinary Rose Collection (3, 4 & 5-6 foot roses – World’s Tallest Roses) Gift of the Month Club (Flowers or Roses of the month – 3, 6 or 12 month options), or Valentine’s/ Heart themed baked goods & treats.

5 biodynamic wines, sustainably selected from The Daily Green.

3 handmade ideas: AlphaMom’s Valentine’s cards, a book made from a deck of cards with 52 reasons you love someone, and A Little Hut’s egg carton heart.

9 vintage valentine’s ideas for kids.

7 organic chocolate gifts.

24 ecofabulous ideas ranging from a bamboo shawl to salvaged cuff-links.

14 eco-options from the Alternative Consumer like recycled knitting needles and hand-crafted jewelry boxes.

13 eco-jewelry gems from Inhabitat.

9 random picks: Make a donation to a non-profit organization on behalf of the person, buy the person a gift certificate for an experience you can share, arrange dinner at a local restaurant specializing in organic or locally grown food, give natural body care products like Shaklee, buy an organic stuffed animal, make a homemade meal using one of these easy recipes, give a coupon book (for things like back rubs, sleeping in, etc), buy a fruit tree (a gift that keeps on giving).

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Thanksgiving and Cranberries

Today Tim and I are attending our annual friends Thanksgiving today. There are about 22 of us who are each contributing a part of the meal and I’m really looking forward to a relaxing day with good friends, good food and I’m sure plenty of laughs. Tim and I are bringing the cranberries and I wanted to share the recipe as it’s one of the things I look forward to eating at Thanksgiving every year. Enjoy!!

 

Holiday Chutney
Ingredients:
1 20 -ounce can unsweetened pineapple chunks( I use tidbits or crushed)
2 cups sugar( I go under a bit)
1 lb cranberries(frozen is fine)
1 cup golden raisins
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

Drain juice from pineapple and combine juice with sugar, cranberries, raisins, and spices. Simmer in a saucepan for 15 minutes or until cranberries are tender. Add pineapple and walnuts and transfer to a serving bowl. Refrigerate until chilled.