Author: Meg Moore

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The holidays are a time of family, and giving but also unfortunately waste. Wrapping paper isn't recyclable in every county and sometimes is layered with plastics or foil. With the last minute rush gift prep consider therese more sustainable options.     *My examples aren't waste free, I use plastic scotch tape and plastic stickers but they are more sustainable because I didn't have to go to a...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I’m sure you’ve all tried some form of savory crepe, but have you tried savory pancakes? Here are two simple recipes to test out in your kitchen. Scallion Pancakes (my personal favorite) and Kimchi Pancakes .   ****If you are looking for something different another fun idea to try potato pancakes.***** https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/14089/potato-pancakes-i/         Scallion pancakes or Kimchi Pancakes   Ingredients: Flour (2 cups) for Scallion pancakes chop up atleast 5 scallions OR if you want kimchi...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Know any Dr. Who fans? Celebrate the upcoming Anniversary of the first episode airing in November 23rd 1963 with some remote 3D prints. Utilize our remote resources with our print form http://irl.depaul.edu/remote-fabrication/ .             Thingiverse is full of talented 3D modelers who create fun designs for anyone to print for free. Here are some ideas below. If you have any questions about how to send in files, make...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Now that it's both Latinx Heritage month and Spooky Season, we're ending this week with the best of both worlds. Here are some pieces by latinx artists with creepy elements like snakes, skulls, and more.     *none of this work is ours, we are showcasing our favorite artists and the rights belong to them         Ilse Valfré   Nothing says spooky like this LA artist who's trademark styles are her dark...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Plastic recycling numbers are common knowledge and there are many people that compost, but here are three specific ways to keep trash out of the landfill that you might not have heard of!           Mascara Wands -  Wildlife organizations use these for so many different tasks! The delicate wands are tools to remove larvae, fly eggs, and ticks from small animals and plants. The Appalachian Wildlife Refuge is always...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lentils are versatile and can be used to create exciting dishes. This Ethiopian recipe reminds me of a flat samosa.     This recipe was based off of a Demand Africa post. https://www.demandafrica.com/food/recipes/lentil-sambusas/     Ingredients: cooked lentils (I know not everyone has these at the ready so just follow the instructions on the package which may require soaking overnight) 2  jalapenos 1 large sweet onion salt/pepper garlic (3 cloves) fresh cilantro cinnamon (1/2...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Portable Charger How-To Making your own portable charger is inexpensive. Here is a step by step guide that doesn’t involve soldering or practice with electronics.     We used this instructables.com project as a guide. https://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Phone-Charger/     Materials:   Battery (2 AA’s) Battery holder or adapter (get the correct one that correlates with the type of battery) Tin (about the size of an altoid box - make sure there is enough room for the battery) Electrical tape   Usb...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you have a bread-maker, yeast and a lot of time on your hands, this recipe will allow you to enjoy fresh bagels.   In our house we usually use the recipe from (https://www.realmomnutrition.com/)       Tools:     Bread Machine (you can do this recipe without a bread machine it will just take longer) Oven Pot Baking Sheet Brush (for egg wash) cooling rack parchment paper       Ingredients:     Warm Water (1.25 cups) All purpose flour (3.5 cups) Sugar (1.5 Tablespoons) Salt (1.5 Teaspoons) Active Dry Yeast...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Make liquid chalk that has raised edges like puffy paint and strong enough to hold designs longer than regular chalk.     *Warning*  - if you have a brand new or a lightly colored driveway this has the potential to stain the driveway !     This makes enough for one bottle - use it all in one sitting because it is not intended to keep for longer       Materials:   Flour (1 cup)   Water (1 cup)   Dish-soap...

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