Monthly Archives: October 2013

Four Fantastic NYC Farmer’s Markets

Many folks think that it’s hard to find fresh produce in an urban setting, but now more than ever there are lots of ways to indulge in a farm-to-table, “locavore” lifestyle. Here’s a look at a handful of fantastic farmer’s … Continue reading

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Growing Trends in Companies Promoting Health and Wellness

Paid sick days and a cushy company break-room might have been the perks that led you to your current job, but nowadays, many businesses are upping the ante in employer benefits. Can you imagine spending your lengthy lunch break tending … Continue reading

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Is Brown the New Green In Winter Arrangements?

In gardening, as in art, beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, and of course, colors. “It’s October and it’s time to embrace the idea that brown is a color,” says Susanne Kongoy of GRDN, a wonderful flower shop in Brooklyn. … Continue reading

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The Best In-Season Fruits and Veggies: Fall Edition

A few months back, I wrote about the best summertime fruits and vegetables with a little help from the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA). CUESA is an awesome resource for anyone who is curious about eating healthy, … Continue reading

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Beauty AND Substance: Radicchio, Beet, and Mint Salad Recipe

After perusing the web recently for some new recipe ideas, I stumbled upon a fantastic recipe for radicchio, beet, and mint salad. The accompanying photograph of the vibrant beets and radicchio immediately caught my eye, and reminded me that even … Continue reading

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Are Indoor Trees the Next Big (Really Big!) Thing In Home Décor?

Many people enjoy keeping houseplants – what better way to bring a little bit of the outdoors in? During the winter it’s nice to get your gardening fix by tending to a potted houseplant, but have you ever considered bringing … Continue reading

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How Do I Love Thee, Pumpkin? Let Me Count The Ways…

I love autumn. There may be no other season that New York City wears so well. These days, everything is all red and gold tinted, the morning air is beginning to feel a bit more crisp, and you can’t really … Continue reading

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Autumn-Inspired Classes at the Brooklyn Brainery

Do you ever wish that you were a kid again, if nothing else but for the wondrous experience of sitting in a classroom and learning (okay, and maybe shamelessly rolling about in a pile of leaves)? Adults continue to learn … Continue reading

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A New Chicken Rental Service Lets Urbanites Play Farmer

Not too long ago I wrote about how raising chickens in the Big Apple was becoming a growing trend among urban dwellers. This normally bucolic practice has become increasingly appealing to city dwellers, but for many, it proves to be … Continue reading

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