Thursday, October 27, 2011

First Snow & Simmering Soup

First snow of the season today here in CNY. Made me yearn for a bowl of hot 'n hearty soup.
Since I didn't quite expect the snow yet, I was caught unaware and didn't have the ingredients on hand, so I'm planning on making this for the weekend...It's easy to make but takes 2 or 3 hours to cook. That's a plus in my book as nothing warms up a house on a chilly day more than the delicious aroma of a soup simmering on the stove, especially if you aren't ready to turn up the thermostate yet!

Here's my recipe if you'd like to try it.
I suggest adding a green salad and a crusty loaf of dark whole grain bread for a most satisfying meal. You can make it with the beef or vegan style if you prefer. Either way, it is satisfying, healthy, and delicious!

Beefy Ukrainian Borscht

Monday, October 17, 2011

FABRIC: Are Natural or Synthetic Fibers Better?

FABRICS: Are Natural or Synthetic Fibers
Better to Use for Interior Decorating Fabrics?

Check out this FAQ about the pros and cons of different types of fabric content. Dispels myths about both natural and synthetic fabrics and has a lot of resources. Well organized and worth a look for anyone interested in home decorating, fabrics, and green living.

If you have a question not answered in this comprehensive guide, you are invited to submit it and you will receive an answer too.