Noteworthy Green: Bean to Bar Chocolate, Jeans Quilts, Back to School, and More...

>> Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Check out my latest post at The Green Phone Booth: Chocolate: From Bean to Bar.

Several weeks ago, my local science museum hosted a special lecture by Raleigh chocolate maker Hallot Parson of Escazu Chocolates. The ad promised "sample chocolates made from several varieties of bean sourced from Costa Rica and Venezuela." No way will you ever see me turning down free chocolate, so hubby got babysitting duty and I headed off to my very first chocolate tasting. Read more...

And elsewhere on the Internet:

:: Man vs. Debt suggests 25 ways to save money with do-it-yourself projects in the kitchen, in the bathroom, and during the holidays.

:: Garden & Gun Magazine includes a lovely piece explaining why Chapel Hil is the "pat of butter in a sea of grits." I think a lot of this could apply to Raleigh as well and explains why I love this area so much.

:: It's Not Easy Being Green lists several projects for repurposing old jeans. I have a jeans quilt that my mom made out of the jeans we wore when we were growing up. I love it!

:: The New American Dream has a handy checklist for environmentally-friendly back to school supplies.

:: The Purl Bee provides a tutorial for making an adorable cloth lunch bag. I want a sewing machine!

:: The Grass Stain Guru asks us to stand up for childhood! Will you take the pledge?


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