Winter Wonderland at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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Take the family to Fernbank Museum of Natural History for the cultural exhibition Winter Wonderland, which features, “Christmas, Hanukkah and the Festival of Lights, as well as traditions and practices like origami, indigenous art and national symbols.”
Local partners have gathered to offer this cultural experience from November 22, 2013 through January 5, 2014.  Special performances and crafts are also available to celebrate the diversity of our world.

While there, check out the Holly Jolly Film Fest, featuring a different holiday favorite each weekend.
Each day there will special adventures such as seek and find self-guided tours that help patrons explore the exhibits, ornament making stations, and the Radio Disney Dinosaur Dance Party.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History  is located at 767 Clifton Road, NE in Atlanta, GA.

 

 

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2013 Atlanta Thanksgiving Half Marathon and 5K run

 

While some of us are focused on stuffing and cranberry sauce, others in the Atlanta area will be lacing up their sneakers for the 2013 Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K.                 thanksgiving turkey

Runners meet at Turner Field Downtown Atlanta.  Make sure to enter the correct address into your GPS: 755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta 30315.

 

Registration closes on Sunday, November 24th at 11:59 a.m.

To ensure your entry visit the Atlanta Track club website at: http://www.atlantatrackclub.org/marathonandhalfmarathon.htm

 

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Autumn Fest – Free Fun in Holly Springs Georgia October 5th

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AUTUMN FEST, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 10 A.M. – 5 P.M., BARRETT MEMORIAL PARK

 

This Free event will feature a bit of fun for everyone.  With over 50 craft vendors showcasing their wares and live entertainment, the festival is sure to be a success. Also featured: Children’s activities, local businesses and concessionaires!

There will be limited parking, but a shuttle will be available to transport festival-goers throughout the day from Holly Springs Elementary to Barrett Memorial Park.

Barrett Memorial Park is located at 120 Park Lane off of Hickory Road in Holly Springs.

For more information on how to participate, please contact Jennifer Stanley at 770-721-7506 or jstanley@hollyspringsga.us.

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Make Your Own Organic Fruit Wash

How clean are the fruits and vegetables you eat? Unless you pick your food straight from the farm, your food is likely more dirty than you think.

In addition to pesticide treatment made while food is still “on the vine”, fruits and vegetables you buy at a grocery are often coated in wax to preserve their “shelf life”; and you can never know how much dirt your food has rolled in.

Even organic foods are handled multiple times on the way to the grocery store. They may be pesticide-free, but they’re not dirt-free or free from human handling.

This is why we wash fruits and vegetables before consumption — to wash off dirt. But, there are extra precautions you can take to make sure your food is truly “clean”.

One such method is to use a make-it-yourself, organic fruit wash. The recipe is basic and simple. All you need is a large, lidded pitcher for mixing, some everyday foods, and a spray bottle.

  1. In the large pitcher, pour 1 cup of water, 1 cup of white vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
  2. Add 25 drops of grapefruit seed extract. If you can’t find this at your local grocery, check with a natural food store or specialty store.
  3. Mix ingredients in the pitcher, and pour into a spray bottle

That’s it.

Then, when you’re ready to clean fruits and vegetables, use your homemade spray wash and coat the food liberally. Let the food stand for 5 minutes, then rinse the spray wash from the food in the sink.

Expect dirt to roll off fruit and vegetables surfaces and for the spray’s vinegar component to neutralize pesticides. You’ll be left with cleaner, healthier natural foods.

To make the fruit wash should take less than 5 minutes. Each batch should last one month, depending on the amount of fruits and vegetables you consume.

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Dirty Fruit? Consider this Organic Recipe.

How clean is the fruit that the Atlanta Home Inspector eats? Have you stopped to wonder how many have handled the fruits and vegetables from the market? The only way to know how clean your fruits and veggies are, is to home grow and organically clean them. As busy as home inspectors in Atlanta are these days, time becomes an issue for growing your own produce.

By coating fruits and vegetables with wax, the grocery can keep the itmes stocked longer. Also consider the pesticides used on your produce while they are still growing. Even organic produce, which is free of harmful pesticides, they are still passed through several hands on the way to the market.

Make your own organic fruit washWashing your vegetables and fruit in water might not be enough to eliminate the germs. Another option to consider is making your own organic fruit wash. Atlanta Home Inspections  has not tried this recipe yet, let us know what you think!

Here is what you will need:  a large pitcher, 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 TBs of baking soda, 25 drops of grapefruit seed extract, 1 spray bottle. Note: this recipe will make enough wash to last for 1 month.

First:  pour the cup of water, white vinegar and baking soda in a large pitcher

Second: add 25 drops of grapefruit seed extract

Third:  mix and pour into spray bottle.

Now you are ready to spray. Spray the wash, coating food, let it stand for at least 5 minutes before rinsing, then run water over the fruit.

You might just be surprised at the dirt and chemicals that wash from the fruit.

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Holiday recipes with a twist

Atlanta home inspector favorite recipesThe invitations are arriving. Office parties, family parties, school parties and the list goes on; it’s a sign the holiday season is fast approaching.

To make your season a little less stressful and a lot more delicious, Snyder’s of Hanover has compiled the perfect holiday dessert recipes, all with a unique pretzel twist. So instead of bringing the typical cookies and cupcakes, make your dessert stand out with a trip down the snack aisle for pretzels.

Holiday Pretzel Wreath

Ingredients:
1 package (about 6 ounces) of your favorite chocolate (milk, dark, or white)
1 bag (9 or 10 ounces) of Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels (mini’s, thins, or homestyle)
Red and green candies (chocolate shell candies, jelly beans, sugar sprinkles)
1 package of red shoestring licorice
Wax paper

Directions:
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Melt chocolate in microwave or double boiler; stir. Using tongs or a fork, dip the pretzels into the chocolate and layer in a circle, like a wreath, onto the wax paper. After the wreath(s) are formed, use the red and green candies to sprinkle or place on top of the wreath(s). When you have completed the wreath(s), cool until set. Once the chocolate has set, use the shoestring licorice to tie into a bow, at the top of the wreath.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cups crushed Snyder’s of Hanover Mini Pretzels
1 (11.5 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chunk morsels or chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat butter, peanut butter and sugars until creamed. Add vanilla and eggs and mix well. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix. Finally add crushed pretzel pieces and chocolate chunks, mix until combined. Using a small cookie scoop, place cookie dough on ungreased cookie sheets, making sure they are 2 inches apart from each other. Bake for eight to 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container. Used with permission from butmamaimhungry.blogspot.com/2009/08/peanut-butter-pretzel-chocolate-chunk.html.

Fruit Tart with Pretzel Crust

Ingredients:
Crust:
3 cups finely crushed Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups cold butter or margarine

Topping:
1 (14 ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon lime zest
1 1/2 cups whipped topping
7 cups assorted fresh fruit, sliced

Directions:
In a large bowl, mix crushed pretzels and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a 9-by-9 brownie pan or small casserole dish. Bake at 375 Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until set. Cool at room temperature and then refrigerate for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, combine milk, lime juice and lime zest. Fold in whipped topping. Spread on cold “pizza.” Top with fruits. Keep refrigerated.

The invitations are coming, but now you’re prepared. Just make a quick run to the grocery store and visit the snack aisle for a wide selection of Snyder’s of Hanover branded pretzels, including minis, sticks, or homestyle. For even more fun holiday recipes visit www.snydersofhanover.com/Recipes.