Tasting Table (2017’s Best Cooking Recipes, Ideas & Advice)

Tasting Table (2017’s Best Cooking Recipes, Ideas & Advice)

Last 4/20, we brought you the ultimate fudgy brownie, and this time we’re stepping it up a notch. Let us introduce you to the “blundt” cake, a hybrid of a blondie cookie and a Bundt cake all, ahem, rolled into one. By baking blondie dough in a Bundt pan, you get the perfect crust around the outside …

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Is Trump’s Chocolate Cake Really The ‘Most Beautiful’ You’ve Ever Seen?

When it comes to desserts, Donald Trump thinks his takes the cake ― to the point he bragged about it while talking about a missile strike in Syria.

Why Trump thinks the quality of cake is relevant to the rundown of this serious event, we cannot guess, except to note he loves promoting Mar-a-Lago….

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Make Richard Bainbridge’s best ever strawberry fraisier cake

Make Richard Bainbridge’s best ever strawberry fraisier cake

Richard Bainbridge of Benedicts in Norwich loves strawberries with a bowl of caster sugar. Picture: Katja Bainbridge Archant

Great British Menu veteren judge and chef patron of Benedicts Restaurant in Norwich, Richard Bainbridge, share…

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St. Lawrence County Chamber to host home, garden expo

St. Lawrence County Chamber to host home, garden expo

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POTSDAM — North country residents interested in perusing home and garden goods and services should look no further than the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce’s ninth annual Home, Garden and Business Expo next weekend.

The expo, formerly known as The Really Big Show…

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New Orleans home and garden calendar, April 8, 2017

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Orange County Register

You just returned home from vacation, where you fell in love with the charms of unfamiliar sights and sounds and it has left you with a serious case of travel melancholy. Or, perhaps you haven’t yet embarked on your great adventure, and the humdrum feeling of too much work and not enough play has …

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Mother who quit the corporate world to turn her whole life from her children birthday gatherings to her closet eco Daily Mail

“A mother and her nine-year-old son have been named the UK’s most eco-friendly family after wi
ing an award for their environmental initiatives.
Carrie Cort, 51, from Sussex gave up her high powered corporate job ru
ing a video communication company in 2014 to focus on environmental campaigning.
Now every aspect of her life is eco friendly, from her son Adam’s birthday parties to her clothing, and she recycles everything from empty pens to milk bottle tops – but it’s not just the environment reaping the rewards.
‘Changing our family lifestyle to green has saved us around u00a311,000 every year, which has given us more financial stability,’ Carries told Femail. ‘Living green has made us healthier and I feel younger now than I did twenty years ago, when I lived a less healthy lifestyle of processed and heavily packaged food.
‘However, the main benefit has been that our family has had such fun doing this. We are happier than ever before and we spend more quality time together than we ever did.
Carrie Cort, 51, from Sussex and her husband Brian with their son Adam. She says their family is happier than ever since embracing a greener lifestyle
Carrie with her husband Brian, and her mother, showing off the fun art projects children can enjoy with recycled materials
‘Itu2019s just so nice knowing we have done this together, knowing that we are all helping not just Adam and his kids one day, but for many generations into the future.
‘There are many benefits to greener living, firstly you know that it is better for the environment, less natural resources taken, less energy and water used to manufacture goods or transport food.
‘Being frugal definitely saves you money, and it is fun seeing what you can make with unwanted or broken things, like reusing my old washing machine as a fantastic BBQ, wok cooker and log burner.
‘Growing your own food is great exercise, good for wildlife, the food is much more nutritious, tastier, no food miles and no packaging. It is a win, win all around.’
Adam and his grandmother with two of the family hens
THROW A GREEN BIRTHDAY PARTY Carrie ensures her son’s parties are environmentally friendly. Here’s how she threw Adam a Super Mario party for his fourth birthday. Invitations: We designed A6 Super Mario invitations – no envelopes – which were hand delivered to nursery friends and walked to local friends. Children loved receiving these miniature cards. Decorations: We used a Christmas multi-coloured central table decoration and added little Super Marios which were printed on the back of used paper and stuck onto the Christmas stars. Ba
ers: We made a Happy Birthday ba
er out of paper plates strung up with ribbon. The plates can be redecorated each year and eventually put in the recycling bin. I have also seen people making flags out of old maps and stringing them up, they look pretty neat. Lego bunting and decorations made from upcycled jars at one of Carrie’s eco-friendly parties Cups and plates: Rather than using Super Mario one-time use paper cups and plates we used existing every day plastic colourful plates. Table cloth: We used a white paper tablecloth which the children decorated as part of the party fun. Paper tablecloths, as long as they are not wet or covered in food, can go in the paper recycling. If they are wet or dirty then tear them up and put them in your compost bin. Give children party food on plastic plates that can be washed and reused Secondhand presents: My son has a cousin who is 2 1/2 years older, so he often gets hand-me-down books and toys. I suggested a rather magnificent world educational globe, which was likely to be handed down any day, was wrapped up and given to him as his birthday present. I have decided not to buy any plastic toys new now, only secondhand. Lots of the plastic toys are made in the far east, so due to the transportation they come with a high carbon footprint. We found a beautiful ELC Castle of Doom from the Cancer Research charity shop for u00a310, rather than u00a380 new. Alternatively, a lovely present and a way of co
ecting children with the great green outdoors is to join them up to the Nature Detectives Club or why not buy them a butterfly kit. Wrapping paper and cards: Our family uses ‘paper for life’, passing it to and from each other for birthdays from year to year. The same goes for cards. Party bags: They get opened, emptied, put straight in the bin and then go off to the landfill. My husband bought me a beautiful Valentine bouquet which was wrapped in a sheet of clear plastic and several sheets of red and orange tissue paper. We cut this into oblongs and taped it into bags with a Mario character printed onto the back of some used paper. They included a paper colouring book, that can be recycled. The boys had a little Superman model which came from a jumble sale and the girls had the equivalent! Party Games: These included pass the parcel of course, using secondhand wrapping paper from an earlier birthday party. Lots of outdoor games thanks to some unusual February mild weather. Children enjoying outdoor games at a Green Play Arcade where they can learn to build their own robot Food: Most was bought locally from the market and small supermarket, avoiding packaging. Where packaging was required we selected products with recyclable packaging. Thank you cards: We saved the birthday wrapping paper and made our own recycled thank you cards. Even if you only put into place a few of these ideas, your childu2019s birthday party will be a little greener than last year’s.
Carrie and Adam were both And the pair have been honoured amongst the UKu2019s most inspiring environmentalists at the WWF Earth Hour Hero awards.
‘u200bI have always had a great empathy with nature and the environment. I studied and have worked in three Agricultural colleges,’ Carried told Femail.
‘My concern for the way we humans are treating the planet which sustains us was really roused in 2008 when Adam was born.
‘With motherhood came serious concern about environmental sustainability and a burning desire to learn how we can live more environmentally friendly lifestyles, in harmony with nature.’
Carrie wearing a waistcoat made out of old ties. She finds a new life for everything so that no old clothing goes to waste
Carrie (right) and her mother foraging for wild herbs and nettles
RECYCLE ALMOST ANYTHING!
Although some waste resources canu2019t be put in household recycling bins sometimes they can be taken to the local Household Waste Recycling Facility run by the local authority.
Search the internet to find ways of recycling or donating waste resources which canu2019t go in peopleu2019s household bins.
Offer your unwanted items on Freecycle, Freegle and Trash Nothing, or give to jumble sales and charity shops.”

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Extravagance Packaging Market Expects Biodegradable EcoFriendly Variants to Drive Future Growth MarketIntelReports GlobeNewswire official statement

“Delaware, March 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The report u201cGlobal Luxury Packaging – Strategic Assessment and Forecast Till 2021u201d, available on MarketIntelReports, estimates that the market will exhibit a CAGR of 4.96% till 2021.
Browse numerous Market Tables as well as Figures which are spread through Pages and an in-depth TOC on the u201cLuxury Packaging Market 2016 – 2021u201d http://www.marketintelreports.com/report/1609-01/global-luxury-packaging–strategic-assessment-and-forecast-till-2021
Scope & Regional Forecast of the Luxury Packaging Market
Luxury brands view packaging materials as a vital component within their overall work-flow because they provide an identity and impart a certain brand value. Luxury packaging manufacturers are constantly on the lookout for strategic investments to improve their brand image. In their purest form, luxury packaging boxes are designed while always keeping the target audience in mind. Hence, luxury packaging companies end up producing a unique style of luxury gift boxes.
Meanwhile, high-end packaging considers factors like price, weight and unique style as the prime factors of concern. Packaging companies are gradually prioritizing sustainable development over everything else. This is reflected in the development of biodegradable and eco-friendly luxury box packaging. Thus, the Luxury Packaging Market has a tremendous scope for growth during the forecast period till 2021.
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According to predictions, the Luxury Packaging Market is expected to be valued at $23 Billion by 2021, with a CAGR of 4.96% during the same time period. Some of the exciting trends taking over the demand for packaging materials are: a need for personalization; rising public demand for sustainable packaging; and other demographic drivers. Luxury packaging has rapidly transformed into one of the most lucrative segments within the packaging industry.
The Luxury Packaging Market considers the surprisingly fast growth of the E-commerce business as the most vital driver of growth during the next few years. Product manufacturers are also aware of the significant effects of packaging as well as display on a customeru2019s mind. They are increasingly tapping these to factors to gain a competitive advantage over rivals. Another factor worrying luxury packaging companies are the constantly changing style trends. Keeping up with them is imperative as missing out means a significant drop in market share in a short period of time.
In 2015, the US held the highest revenue share within the Luxury Packaging Market with 21.5%. It was followed by China while Europe grabbed 36% of the consumption share in terms of all luxury goods which were consumed. Most of the latest style trends come out of Europe as the major luxury houses are all situated in the region.
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Prominent Segmentations Involved in the Luxury Packaging Market
The Luxury Packaging Market can be broken down into various segmentations on the basis of –
Material : Paper & Paperboard, Glass, Metal, Plastic, Wood and Others.
: Paper & Paperboard, Glass, Metal, Plastic, Wood and Others. End-Use : Cosmetics & Fragrances, Premium Alcoholic drinks, Gourmet Food & Beverages, Watches & Jewellery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Others.”

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These EcoFriendly FlipFlops From Sri Lanka Protect the Environment and Workers Footwear News

“Olli natural rubber flip-flops. Courtesy of brand.
When Heather Shuster was vacationing in Hawaii several years ago and forgot to pack her flip-flops, she thought finding a pair in the resort area would be a snap. But according to Shuster, all she could find were inexpensive styles made with plastic and PVC materials that imposed a risk on the environment.
So Shuster decided to take on the challenge of creating a collection of eco-friendly flip-flops, using natural rubber as the basis for her new line, Olli, which launched today on Kickstarter.
u201cAfter much research, I discovered natural rubber, which is a biodegradable, sustainable and comes from a tree,u201d said Shuster, a former high school teacher who co-founded the company with her sister Holly Shuster Van Tilburg. u201cThe only problem was no shoe factories would make it, and I was told it couldnu2019t be done. So I had to find my own raw materials and headed for Southeast Asia to find rubber trees.u201d”

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Concentrate on ecofriendly structures The Star Online

“JOHOR BARU: With a focus on the concept of u201cgoing greenu201d, many property developers here are looking towards building sustainable and environmentally-friendly buildings.
Many of the new properties here feature environmentally-friendly measures such as the use of solar panels, wind turbines, rain harvests as well as segregation dustbins to build the practice of reusing, reducing and recycling.
Johor Baru mayor A. Rahim Nin said that the concept of green buildings would not only be beneficial to the public and government but also in building the nation.
u201cThe increasing number of green buildings, and the focus on the Green Building Index (GBI) is an ideal initiative to battle the issue of global warming,u201d he said during the launching ceremony of the Go Green property fair on March 3.
He commended Kenlink Group and Property Queen for holding the property fair, as it would raise awareness among the public on sustainable and green properties as well as on the GBI.”

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