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Are CSAs Worth the Cost?

A few months ago we purchased a Groupon for a service that works similar to a community supported agriculture program (CSA).  I was excited because for $15 we would receive a box worth $35 that contained mostly local and organic produce.  The first time it arrived, we were excited to get into it and see what we got.  Right off the bat we noticed that the organic strawberries were all moldy and inedible.  I told Mr. Money to email them a picture explaining what we got and see what they would do about it.  They said they would credit our account $5 toward our next purchase.  As you probably guessed, I hadn’t planned on purchasing another box due to the cost and the fact that they sent us rotten strawberries. We decided we would give it another try, and in two weeks we were charged $30 for the box (they took the $5 credit off).  The box was much better this time, with no rotten produce.  However, I decided that for the price we could do much better if we […]

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Microfiber Cloth Uses

Microfiber cloths are wonderfully amazing for cleaning. I went to the store a few months ago, saw the price of the pack of microfiber cloths in the cleaning aisle, and decided I could do without them. I then decided to check Amazon, and found this Microfiber 12-Pack of Cleaning Cloths for a much better price! You can also look in the automotive section of certain stores for the cheaper cloths that will work just as well.  I highly recommend microfiber cloths for green and frugal cleaning.  Here are some of the best uses I’ve come up with: Microfiber Cloth Uses -Window washing. This is probably my favorite use for the microfiber cloths.  What’s awesome about using them for window washing is that you don’t have to use any window cleaner.  You can just wet the cloth, wipe your mirrors or windows, and then use a dry cloth until the surface is dry.  Trust me, it works.  It will leave a streak free shine every time!  If you want to use a window cleaner, follow this glass cleaner recipe. –Dusting.  Microfiber […]

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Strawberry Leaf Tea

We have strawberries growing in our garden.  The delicious, juicy, organic berries taste more flavorful and amazing than any other strawberry I’ve tasted.  There’s something about going into our backyard and picking fresh strawberries and then eating them within seconds that is just wonderful.  Unfortunately, our strawberry raised bed is not very big, and it seems that every year we have many strawberry greens and leaves but not as many berries.  It is super sad, but not much I can do at the moment as we really don’t have any extra room to plant more strawberry plants. I don’t know what got in to me, but the other night I started wondering if the strawberry leaves are edible.  A quick search indicated that they are not only edible, but highly nutritious!  Imagine that, greens being good for you. 🙂 I brought some of the leaves inside, boiled some water, and steeped the strawberry leaves in the water for about 15 minutes.  If you wanted a stronger tea, you could leave the mixture overnight in your refrigerator to maximize the benefits.  […]

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