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Posted by Allen Czermak on

Who would expect an article on an out of control of garbage conundrum, to be the result of a peruse through the latest addition of Eating Well Magazine? (October 2020). Yet one never can tell where inspiration will come from.  To relax, I subscribe to several food-oriented magazines which I receive for free or at exceptionally low prices mostly due to postage. This month's issue, of Eating Well (October, 2020) has a short but fascinating article called, “Guardians of the Coast” about a hero named Chris Pallister who together with a team of well-meaning volunteers traveled to remote Alaskan beaches...

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Posted by Allen Czermak on

You’ve been using plenty of plastic garbage bags and changing them often, lots of plastic food storage bags of different sizes, for your food to keep sterile, and loads of plastic cutlery, plates and tablecloths when you must be with other families. These routines have reduced the chances of COVID-19 transmission from person to person. In fact, nursing homes are claiming a reduction in routine infections since implementing the more stringent sterilization, mask and glove wearing regulations. Now that the schools are beginning to open, how are they going to ensure the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 infections?  There...

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Posted by Allen Czermak on

The Trash Can: What would be the correct definition of this most important receptacle for garbage? You might be surprised with the multiple answers there are to this simple question. In the next paragraphs we will explore both the history of the garbage can and reveal some remarkably interesting trash receptacles that we have come across. For example, is a trash receptacle defined as an actual can or can it be a hole in the ground? The use of the words, trash can, in this article can be either indoor or outdoor. Trash Can Archaeology Archaeologists find out fascinating information...

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Posted by Allen Czermak on

Many have debated as to whether or not biodegradable garbage bags truly break down or not. Over the years, environmentally friendly products have become very popular across a variety of industries. Some of these products include biodegradable baby diapers, grass seed mats, camping coolers, rubber gloves, and of course biodegradable clear trash bags.  People are swarmed with marketing material in grocery store chains and warehouse clubs nationwide with products that claim to help the environment. Call it “The Green Project” or “The Green Initiative”, all of these programs have one clear objective, to reduce pollution and allow the environment to...

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Posted by Vivian McNeil on

Last night I made a delicious fish dinner for my husband and family. The fish of choice was salmon. Each time I use this fish I try to explore novel ideas and recipes.  For last night's recipe, I marinated the salmon in a mixture of soy sauce, lemon pepper, garlic powder, salt, brown sugar, and olive oil. The smell from the grill was delicious and not fishy at all since the pieces of fish were so well brined in the sauce for at least two hours. I must admit the dinner was a total success and even the children enjoyed...

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