fruits & vegetables

Most Popular Articles of October: Gross Seat Savers, Sharks Invading a Golf Course, and More (Slideshow)

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One of the downsides of public transportation is that you can’t always expect a free seat, and you can’t save a place for yourself or a friend. But Jaymi showed us a novel solution — fake spilled ice cream cups and coffee to keep p…

5 Hearty Fall Pasta Recipes (and the Tools You Need to Make Them)

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From-scratch pasta is a little like fresh, homemade bread: If you take the time to make it, your guests won’t even pay attention to the rest of the meal. But fresh pasta is also a lot less time-consuming than …

Plant-Based Proteins Power Up To-Go Salads

This Cranberry Wheat Protein Boost Salad provides a real meal deal.

On the go without time for brown bagging it? Try these energy-efficient salads: I recently discovered the PowerMeal salad–lots of leafy greens, plus protein and organic ingredients …

The Week in Pictures: Cloud Travel, a Vertical Forest in Milan, and More (Slideshow)

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We talk a lot about low-impact transportation on TreeHugger, from bikes to electric cars to high speed rail. But this is definitely the first time we’ve talked about traveling on a floating cloud.

We also have a building in Milan t…

How to Grow Grapes, Plus Recipes for Your Harvest (Slideshow)

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Grapes may be one of nature’s most versatile fruits: You can eat the seeds, you can turn them into jelly or juice, you can eat them fresh or preserved — and then, of course, there’s wine.

Growing them at home…

Rare Plants, Heritage Trees Growing Anew in Armenia

Nursery manager Samvel Ghandilyan with rare elderberry tigrani plants being propagated in Armenia’s Karin village. Photo: Armenia Tree Project.

For almost two decades, the Armenia Tree Project has been helping people pull themselves out of poverty wh…

The Week in Pictures: New Zealand Oil Spill, How Steve Jobs Changed the World, and More (Slideshow)

Since the Rena, a Liberian ship, ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand 10 days ago, an environmental catastrophe has been brewing. Oil is spilling into the ocean, harming wildlife and reaching shore.

We also have Steve Jobs’ use of des…

10 Tips for Growing Fruit Trees at Home (Slideshow)

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There’s not much that can compare with plucking off a juicy peach from your own fruit tree. From spring’s sweet cherries to fall’s crisp apples, fresh fruit is one of nature’s most delicious products — plus it’s super-…

11 Unexpected Recipes for Apples (Slideshow)

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After eating your summer fill of super-sweet, soft berries, the apples of fall are the tart, crisp consolation prize of cooler temperatures. But eating them in the same few ways — pie, tarts, cake, and sliced fresh — can turn …

Ketchup is Not a Food Group in Children’s School Lunches in France

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President Reagan tried to make ketchup a vegetable, and President Nixon loved to eat it with cottage cheese. The French do not agree.

In fact, they are trying to ban it from schools where les Ă©lèves are …