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  • In Season Now: Apples

    Crisp autumn weather creates the perfect setting for visits to the apple orchard. Are apples that nutritious? Read more to find out! More

  • Some More Vegan and Vegetarian Dishes for a Barbecue or Picnic

    Here are two more vegetarian or vegan dishes and a drink you can bring to a barbecue to go with the homemade vegan black bean burgers and herbal butter we wrote about yesterday. Especially if you are an apple or mushroom lover, these dishes might strike your fancy. Apple Chutney As you probably already know, I […] More

  • Fall Finale Muffins Pair Carrots and Apples (Recipe Included)

    As the colder November winds start to blow here on our Wisconsin farm and B&B, Inn Serendipity, I feel a breeze of bittersweet. As I look at the pumpkins, potatoes and other root crops stacked up for the winter, I crave something else:  One last taste of crunchy, flavorful garden fresh. That’s when these Fall […] More

  • Alkaline Eating for Better Body Chemistry, PH Levels, and Overall Health

    Going to a body and nutrition expert with my husband is one of the best things we’ve done for ourselves. What was the key take away? Warning! Turn Alkaline! Turn Alkaline? Are we magicians? Well according to biochemists we are! You can change your body chemistry with what you eat! Chemicals have seeped into foods, […] More

  • An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away (Recipes Included)

    Apples are not only delicious and an easy snack, but also very healthy in numerous ways. What are the main benefits of eating apples? What are some great apple recipes? Apples are a great source of dietary fiber. As a result, they are believed to reduce the risk of some cancers, they improve the functioning […] More

  • Is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce the "Voice of Business" on Environmental Issues?

    [social_buttons] The U.S. Chamber of Commerce promotes itself as the “voice of business” by representing business ideas and interests in Washington.  Really?  If this is true, then why are so many businesses leaving the Chamber?  So far, high profile utility companies such as Exelon, Pacific Gas & Electric and PNM Resources have left the business […] More

  • Let Them Eat Pie: Easy Oat Apple Pie Recipe Celebrates Busy Fall Harvest

    Apple harvest time arrives at the best and worst time on our Wisconsin farm and B&B, Inn Serendipity. As four bushels of apples sit on my front porch, I’m reminded of all those right reasons: the crisp flavor of fresh apples, appreciation of the harvest bounty and the tempting aroma of a pie baking in […] More

  • You Can Grow an Espalier Fruit Tree

    Do you love fresh, organic, local fruit, but lack the yard space, or even live in an urban environment with little room for growing?  You might want to consider growing an espalier fruit tree.  No, this isn’t some new exotic type of fruit, rather it is a method for growing trees in a hedge-like manner […] More

  • Apple Reveals "Cleaner" iPod, Removes Toxins and Reduces Packaging

    My Nano is ancient. It doesn’t even show video. Every time my husband has asked me if I wanted to get a new one, I’ve stoicly told him, “no.” It plays music just fine. There’s no need to buy something new. Plus, I don’t want to instill in my children the idea that perfectly useful […] More