eco-friendly

The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) is a national, non-profit group that provides the official Certified Green Restaurant mark. It has been working with the restaurant industry since 1990 to help each restaurant measure its environmental accomplishments through various categories such as water efficiency, waste reduction, recycling, sustainable building materials, sustainable foods, energy use, preferable disposables, … Read More

Today we hear a lot about “foodies” and “ethical consumers.” Researchers in Canada attempted to determine who fit into these categories. They found that foodies define good taste through aesthetic standards, whereas the ethical consumer was driven by moral principals. In both cases, these consumers were people of higher economic levels so they could afford … Read More

We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets.  Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.  One of the major obstacles to weight control is portion distortion. People simply do not know how much is in a normal portion size. Ed and Ann Marie Stephens, product development … Read More

We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets.  Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Pura Kiki are plastic free baby bottles available in 5-ounce and 11-ounce bottles The bottles are stainless steel with a stainless lid and silicone nipple and bottle cover. A silicone bottle sleeve is also available for both sizes. The bottle sleeve helps to insulate both hot and cold beverages, stops the bottle from “sweating” on hot days, and offers tactile stimulation from the raised bump design… … Read More