Fruit and Veggie Wash: Organic Food

Ever wonder about how clean your produce gets from just washing it with water? Even organic produce can be sprayed with natural substances such as sulfur, copper, dolomite, Bacillius Thuringensis, and diatomaceous earth, according to the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets website. If you want something more, here’s a simple recipe to make your own. To make: […]

Modify’s Spring Presale: Organic Fashion

Modify’s Spring Presale is on! Wrap dresses, tunics and tanks, oh my! But if you’re like us, the new season’s releases means something more…that’s right, our budget-savvy eco friends…it’s SALE time! And since our friend Punxsutawney Phil has predicted another six weeks of winter, it’s the perfect time to stock up on some final pieces […]

Tomato Soup: Budget Grocery Tip

The Martha Stewart empire continues. On her daytime show, Martha recently announced a new line of Kirkland Signature Martha Stewart products available at Costco, including tomato and minestrone soups. If you can’t make it to Costco, here is the recipe for the tomato soup. Easy and family friendly, the soup is great with a wedge […]

Energy Star: Do Good

So, what exactly is Energy Star? According to their website, “Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.â€? The Energy Star logo makes purchasing energy-saving products an easier process.  For […]

The Winter Gardener: Web Round-Up

The Budget Casa brings you links from around the web on what’s hot for your home: ~ Afraid your green thumb might lose its touch through the long winter months? Cottage Living has come up with several ideas for creating lush indoor container gardens ensured to give your green thumb a workout without spending a […]

Meals for the Heart: Web Round-Up

The Budget Casa brings you links from around the web on what’s hot for your home: ~ February is American Heart Month (how appropriate!) and Ladies Home Journal has put together recipes for some truly delicious, heart-healthy meals (read more here) ~ Not sure what to look for when cooking to keep your heart healthy? […]

Put a (Metal) Fork in it: Green Tip

One minute of convenience can have an untold negative impact on our landfills when it comes to disposable plastic utensils and paper goods. When packing your lunch for work, or for your kids’ school lunches, take the time to pack washable plates and utensils in a re-usable lunch bag. Most disposable utensils and food containers […]

Sesame Street Organic Juice: Organic Food

Even Big Bird is getting into the act. Apple & Eve‘s Sesame Street line of juice boxes now includes Sesame Street Organics 100% Fruit Juice Boxes. The all-natural, organic, 100%-fruit juice is fortified with calcium and contains a full day’s supply of Vitamin C. The new line showcases three Sesame Street characters dressed as a […]