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Tweet I fear that the celebration of Thanksgiving is starting to be restricted to a smaller and smaller proportion of Americans.  Specifically, I’m worried that it’s a feast and an occasion of togetherness only for people who aren’t service employees.  I understand that some cooks and servers, clerks, stockpersons, janitors, and others have always been [...]

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Tweet “…the stars were taken from the sky, the red from the British colors, and the white stripes as a symbol of secession from the home country.”   –George Washington A graceful depiction of how the red, white and blue came to be on the American flag.  In 1782 these iconic colors were chosen to represent [...]

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Tweet In my family, the atypical Mother’s Day gifts always get snatched up by my father and brothers.  One claims chocolates, one claims dinner out and the other claims flowers.  So I am always left wondering what to get the woman who, well, has enough especially now that I’m too old to finger paint a [...]

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Tweet Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day comes a recipe with a winning (or lucky if you prefer) combination!  The traditional Irish food, cabbage, and traditional bar food, anything fried.  Enjoy with some eco-friendly beer and green food coloring! Here’s what you need to make Salted Cabbage with Deep Fried Bamboo Shoots: ½ c. [...]

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Tweet China is embracing living simply.  Much like an American Christmas during the recession, China is acknowledging the public’s anger over lavish spending and the extreme pollution in their country by scaling back the traditionally excessive New Year’s celebration. The Year of the Snake started this past Sunday and will last until January 31, 2014.  [...]

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Tweet “All bad poetry springs from genuine emotion” – Oscar Wilde This quote rings true as Valentine’s Day approaches marking the beginning of bad poetry season.  Not to say that some can’t write beautiful poetry but let’s face it, most suitors are no poet laureates.  So as millions of FTD bouquets go out on delivery [...]

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Tweet While Americans enjoy beautiful gifts of bamboo clothing and bamboo towels, around the world bamboo plays a different role during the holiday season. In the Philippines, the Asian country with the largest Christian population (80% of the population are practicing Catholics), people combine Western customs with native Filipino traditions.  They have a Santa Claus [...]

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Tweet The stockings are hung by the chimney with care and here’s what we’re hoping St. Nicholas will drop into them! Bamboo Socks:  For working out or running errands, these bamboo socks are absorbent, possess incredible wicking abilities and are also luxuriously soft. Fingerless Gloves:  All trends are destined to repeat themselves but we’re thankful [...]

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Tweet Thirty-five percent of Americans have yet to start their Christmas shopping despite the numerous Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.  Santas rejoice though; there are sales still to be shopped!  Green Earth Bamboo is offering last-minute shoppers fantastic deals:   From December 10th all the way through the 24th, take advantage of the following deals: [...]

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Tweet In the spirit of the holiday dessert season, here is another delicious recipe for Steamed Cake!  While the cakes don’t contain bamboo, they deserve a spot in the bamboo recipe section for the use of the handy and healthy bamboo steamer.  Healthy as they are, the smell of cinnamon and cloves floating through the [...]

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Tweet As much as parents love to give and receive beautiful and always-useful baby bedding and organic baby clothing, kids usually get more excited about fun toys and games they unwrap.  Rather than investing in potentially dangerous toys for kids, consider putting a little extra effort into shopping this year and choose eco-friendly gifts for [...]

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Tweet Taking advantage of Cyber Monday may save time and frustration but it does lack the calorie burn that comes with standing in long lines and racing through stores for their limited door buster deals.  On average, most Americans will indulge in heaping portions, going back for seconds and possibly a couple festive glasses of [...]

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Tweet Forget about the war on Christmas; the real campaign is against families giving thanks for a full 24 hours.  Retailer workers will be reporting to work on the holiday itself leaving precious little time to spend with families around the dinner table.  Black Friday in-store sales have crept to earlier and earlier start times. [...]

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Tweet In between the Halloween preparation, the Thanksgiving preparation, the anxiety over the fact that Christmas decorations are showing up at stores before Halloween is over, anyone can easily forget to prepare house and home for the winter season.  But fast approaching is a drop in temperatures, fewer sunny days and a long list of [...]

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Tweet It’s almost as odd as decorating a tree every year but porches are beginning to fill up with craftily carved pumpkins glowing from within.  The “jack-o’-lantern” was a nickname for the mysterious  flickering lights known as the will o’ the wisp that were seen at night and associated with fairies and ghosts.  In a ghoulish [...]

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Tweet Every holiday has their traditions.  Christmas with the trees; Thanksgiving with the turkey and while each holiday differs, one thing remains the same, the holiday sale.  We are a country of consumers after all.  Green Earth Bamboo is celebrating this hot holiday by offering 10% of EVERYTHING in the store and with temperatures reaching [...]

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Tweet Mothers tend to get all the credit.  But Dads need to be celebrated too!  Whether it’s the rough-housing or the steady hand they provide, the role of a father is important in a child’s life.  (And as active as they are during the day, all dads deserve a good night’s rest on comfortable bamboo [...]

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Tweet A bundle of joy.  The apple of an eye.  The light of a mom’s life.  This year, many moms celebrating Mother’s Day will be new moms!  After countless sleepless nights and messy days, new moms are ready to be pampered on their newly-included special day.  If they’re lucky, loved ones will give them the [...]

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