How to Be a Member of the New Greener Generation: A Good Place to Start is Active Participation in Earth Day

 

Since Earth Day was founded in 1970, awareness about various environmental issues has become more and more widespread across the globe. Today, children and young adults are increasingly well informed about eco-related concerns and are more willing than ever to help make a difference. This 40th anniversary of Earth Day is a great time to get involved and join the up-and-coming greener generation to help conserve the planet.

 

Attend a Green Rally

Earth Day, April 22nd, offers an opportunity to be involved in activities beyond the norm as hundreds of millions across the globe participate in Earth-related events. Local rallies should be easy to find, particularly in urban areas: look for flyers around town; check the “Events” section of CraigsList; or contact the city events board to see what’s been planned for this Earth Day. Rallies present the opportunity to connect with others who are passionate about saving the planet, and help to raise awareness about current environmental issues.

Be Proactive and Get Educated

Those who want to be part of the greener generation will be best able to make an impact if they are educated about the facts of certain concerns. Choose an interesting topic and research it to find out applicable information. With controversial topics like global warming, look for studies that present unbiased information about scientifically proven facts. Use credible sources for these sorts of topics – not Wikipedia, volatile comment boards on the Internet, or authors with a political agenda; but websites or books written from a purely scientific angle. The ability to quote well-founded factual information when speaking to others about environmental concerns should be helpful to everyone involved.

Work Hard and Make a Difference

To truly become a part of (rather than an observer of) the greener generation, it is imperative to get off the sidelines and work toward making a difference. Sometimes that takes really hard work but it is for a very worthwhile cause – our planet.

Find a good environmental cause and, after researching it more thoroughly, find out what to do to contribute in a positive way. Link with others through social networking outlets, plan or attend local events, and chip in personally to take action and help make a change.

 

Since 1970, Earth Day has provided an amazing opportunity to connect with other environmentally minded people and get involved with saving the planet. Don’t waste the chance in 2020 to join the greener generation and make a meaningful impact.

Majora Carter: Greening The Neighbourhood: Award Winning Environmentalist Speaks About Urban Renewal

 

New York Post awarded Majora Carter the Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement for her work in ecological and social awareness. The MacArthur “Genius” Grant was hers for calling attention to what she terms “ecological racism.”

However, the people of South Bronx, New York, know her as the woman who transformed an illegal dump along the waterfront to a tourist-worthy spot of lush greenery and lovely views: In fact, Ms. Carter had her own wedding at the very spot that was once a garbage-strewn wasteland.

A compelling speaker, Ms. Carter addressed issues that everyone who lives in a city – be it Canadian or American or anywhere in the world – asks: Can we afford to be green? How much would cities lose in revenue if they opted for more sustainable industries? Carter addressed these issues in a speech as part of a panel titled, “Greening the Neighbourhood & How Much It Won’t Cost Us.”

University of Toronto’s Hart House seated a crowded room on March 13, 2018. Students, environmental activists and fans of Majora Carter crowded The Great Hall to hear Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone, Youth Activist Ben Powless and Professor Dr. Blake Poland tackle problems about the cost of greening and raising awareness towards environmentally friendly industry.

Majora Carter Discusses “Greening the Ghetto”

Environmental Racism is defined as the tendency for governments or large businesses to place toxic, dangerous or otherwise unattractive industries in poor neighbourhoods, as she phrased it “the ghettos.” Less affluent neighbourhoods that feature house subsidized housing, or concrete industrial wilderness are less likely to be sustainable, and therefore become less affluent.

Carter’s Jacobean analysis of urban living reveals that cities with concrete jungles are less likely to thrive economically, if surrounding areas are unattractive. Broken windows make a neighbourhood appear derelict, which draws neither tourist industries, nor any investors to that part of town.

Broken Window Theory: Broken Branches

Referring to the “Broken Window” social study that maintains that a building in poor repair invites further vandalism, Carter insists that her mission is not to create a sense of ill will towards neighbourhoods with more advantages, but to create as much opportunity for neighbourhoods like South Bronx as its wealthier counterparts have.

“This is what I would call the ‘Broken Branch’ analysis of the city,” says Carter. While she doesn’t condone vandalism, she does feel the city comes down much too militantly on transgressions. Carter repeats that there are opportunities to use the many skills the residents of South Bronx have and branch out their abilities to teach and learn from others.

“If we give people an opportunity to thrive, people will respond positively. I believe that green industries improve people, improve business – the two work together.” The Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) project boasts green roofs that reduce the reflective heat as well as providing edible vegetation for the locals.

The garbage recycling programs provides jobs for various individuals, as well as job training and bringing money into the neighbourhood in the form of investors. A sustainable and attractive street is one that generates more income and businesses than a barren, concrete runway.

How Aesthetically Appealing Streets Prevent Crime

An example of community improvement, Carter cites the example of Sustainable South Bronx planting trees on street corners. Trees not only reduced the heat in summer and provided more ambient temperatures in winter, but it also reduced street crime.

Streets that looked pleasant drew more people to sit comfortably and socialize under the boughs. With more neighbours in the street, fewer crimes occured where there were witnesses. With more people getting outside and socializing during daylight and evening hours, the crime rate in the area dropped dramatically.

Part 2 of this article features how she raised awareness and garnered funds towards transforming her neighbourhood towards sustainability.

Throwing Light on Home Repair Grants

Home repair grants is a type of grant given to families who are economically deprived to enable them to make repair or improvements to their building of residence.These are grants given to elderly citizens to enable them to live in a safe and secure environment by removing unwanted hazards from their homes and other obstructions which might pose grave risk in the long run.These grants are normally given to people over the age of 62 years. who cannot afford funding from normal loans because of the high interest levied on them.The eligibility criteria for the receival of these grants are-

1.The person should be national of United States and also he must have a permanent place of residence. 2.Should meet all the legal criterias needed to receive the grant.
3.Should have a good record of repaying of loans in the past.
4.Should be living below the low income line.
5.The person should be in a job with sufficient earning which would enable him to repay the grant.
6.Should be the sole owner of the property on which he is currently living in.

A building or a dwelling usually has a number of projections built into them which is otherwise normal but for elderly people it may pose grave danger as they may slip or trip over them hurting themselves which might even prove to be fatal.Repair grants are used for the purpose of removing these obstructions such as heating ,electrical and plumbing systems and also disposal of water and waste.On top of this they are also used for installing insulation,screens which would further improve the living conditions.

Home improvements also includes modernising of a building so that it is in sync with the current times and the inclusiong of additional rooms,remodelling an existing room.In order to do this the person who has taken funding from the grant must be the current owner of the building and should not be a tenant or somebody who has rented the building. A home repair grant cannot be used for the purpose of constructing a new building, improper repair of a dwelling with the safety hazards still in place and making improvements to places not within the property concerned and the moving of a mobile home.The receiver of a grant cannot misuse the funding for making ellaborate design change or appearance related changes to the building.If the person who applies for a repair grant happens to sell the property within three years of issuing of the grant,then the finance given as per the grant would be converted to a loan and would have to be repaid in full.

Top 5 Home Renovations that Will Increase Your Home’s Value

The recession has created a buyer’s market for those looking to purchase homes. As a result, people can afford to be a lot pickier about certain details that they’re looking for. If you watch any of the programs on HGTV, you’ll notice a trend in the kinds of features that they expect to see for the amount of money they’re spending. If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market, take a look at these attributes-as they can sometimes make or break a deal.

Bathroom Fixtures

One of the main things that potential home buyers are interested in are the bathrooms. More so than the number of them that exist, people are paying attention to what they look like. Obsolete bathroom furnishings will instantly “date” your home, making room look less appealing. Jazzing up faucets, lighting fixtures, and even the tile will drastically bring your bathroom up to date.

Kitchen Counters and Appliances

If your home has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, you can consider yourself lucky; because according to many of the experts on HGTV, these two features are the most requested in real estate. In some cases, home buyers consider these accents necessary aspects of a modern, functioning kitchen. But these aren’t the only materials that will improve the value of your home. Take a walk through your local Home Depot and you’ll be surprised by the plethora of textures available that match your home’s character. The idea in essence, is to make your kitchen look warm, relatively neutral, and most of all-modern.

Curb Appeal

Even if all the improvements in your house are phenomenal, you will still need to entice potential buyers to actually enter the premises. This probably won’t occur if your home’s “curb appeal” is less than desirable. You need not spend tons of money to create a fantasy landscape (though it might help in some cases.) But in general, shrubbery should not be overgrown. Debris and supplies should be kept out of sight. And at the very least, the entrance should appear manicured and well-cared for. Once you’ve given your yard a “shave” you can then concentrate on adding a few simple touches to enhance the look. Metro Atlanta’s Pike Nursery (and even Wal-Mart) is literally a landscaping Mecca for those with a green thumb.

Extra Closet Space

Unfortunately, some houses as nice as they are, don’t offer residents enough closet space. Master bedroom closets are often the first to be inspected by potential homeowners. If your closet is lacking a little breathing room, you might want to consider investing in creating some bigger storage dimensions. Sometimes a complete rebuild cannot be accomplished, in which case you might want to consider refurbishing storage space in another area of the house.

Livable Basement Area(s)

In a time when people are looking to cut corners and save money, homeowners are now looking to their basements as viable living quarters instead of places to store old stuff. If you happen to have a finished basement, you’ve probably got a goldmine on your hands. Homeowners love the idea of having a separate area to comfortably house in-laws, older children, or even renters. Suffice it to say, finishing your basement and providing some additional functionality to your house will boost its value tremendously.

Keep Toxic Chemicals Out Of Trash: Dangerous Wastes Can Enter Food, Water Chains in Household Garbage

 

Your home’s medicine cabinets hold potential dangers not only to small children in your family, but to the environment and — ultimately — all of us.

That’s because disposing of old medicines, especially by flushing them, can allow a virtual cocktail of pharmaceutical chemicals to enter the sewers, natural water ways and, eventually, our freshwater drinking supplies. It’s definitely not a case where “what you can’t see can’t hurt you.”

Scientists are discovering more and more how many ordinary household products end up contaminating water resources and harming aquatic life and other creatures higher up the food chain. Their findings go way beyond the already-alarming recent revelation of the presence of numerous pharmaceuticals in municipal drinking water supplies in the U.S.

Chemicals linked to detergents, perfumes, antibacterial soaps and medications, for instance, have been found in earthworms, which play a fundamental role at the beginning of the human food chain. And discarded birth-control pills, hormone-replacement medications and livestock hormones have been linked to sexual and developmental abnormalities in fish, frogs and other animals.

So how can you avoid contributing to the problem? These three recommendations can help:

  1. Check with your pharmacy before discarding old prescription medications. Initiatives like the Teleosis Institute’s Green Pharmacy Program now accept certain unused pharmaceuticals for environmentally safe disposal. Some aid organizations also collect medications for use in developing countries or after natural disasters. If old drugs you no longer need can help someone else rather than end up contaminating the environment, why not take the time to find out how?
  2. Keep disposed drugs from leaking into the environment. First, to discourage anyone else from using old medications, crush pills, mix with salt, flour or charcoal, and return to the original container. Then, tightly wrap the container with duct tape and seal in a plastic zip bag before throwing in the trash. Tossing out old medications this way helps reduce the chances of chemicals seeping into landfills and eventually entering natural waterways.
  3. Finally, avoid unnecessary medications whenever you can. While some medicated products are essential, you can easily do without others such as antibacterial soaps. These soaps not only contain triclosan that can harm algae and fish, but they’re increasingly being blamed for encouraging the rise of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” that are dangerous to animals and people alike. Stick with old-fashioned soap and water for hand-cleaning, and consider — carefully — natural remedies for other conditions. You can find helpful information about such remedies at MayoClinic.com and the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine Index.

Interior Designer Brian Gluckstein: Gluckstein Design Founder and Toronto Interior Design Star

Brian Gluckstein stood in the doorway of his campus at Ryerson University, wondering where his newly acquired BA in interior design would take him. Fast-forward two decades from then, and he is the mastermind behind Gluckstein Design Planning Inc. – one of the most sought-after design companies in the GTA.

“I worked for a small design firm in the city and then a few years after, I opened up my own firm,” Gluckstein recalls of his road to the top. “Some very important architects and art consultants have recommended me to some of Canada’s most important families and it just started right away.”

Today, his company employs a talented group of designers with extensive international experience. They offer a complete range of upscale interior design, planning and project management services to residential and corporate clients, residential developers, as well as the hospitality and leisure industries.

The firm’s design work extends to the design of custom furnishings and accessories, rugs, china and tableware, as well as stationary and signage.

The Power of Word Of Mouth

When asked about his success and professional accomplishments, however, Gluckstein chooses to remain modest. “Staying in business this long is probably my biggest accomplishment,” he laughs. “There is not one project that really stands out as sort of your milestone in the business. I think that each one propels you to the next.”

He explains that his company relies on its excellent reputation and word of mouth to find new clients – something that must constantly be upheld, motivating him to work extra hard on every project he takes on.

“When people see current work, it stimulates new people to hire you. I always think that what we are working on currently will bring more work after that,” he adds. “Its evolution, but all of our work is word of mouth, so most of the people that call us know someone that has worked with us in the past, which is the best thing.”

Gluckstein has had the pleasure of designing for some of the world’s most famous names, in addition to handling the top condominium projects in Toronto. His resume also includes the prestigious Windsor Arms Hotel and the Avenue Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.

Great Design is More Than Just Following Trends

Gluckstein Design Planning Inc. employs both traditional and modern design styles. The firm aims to create timelessness and cleanness to every space by mixing bits of modern flair into traditional spaces, and vice versa.

“I think great design has longevity to it,” Gluckstein explains. “There is a difference between great design and fads. I think we definitely see a lot of trendy spaces or fads, and that’s fine in a space that may be demolished quickly. So it might be fine for a presentation centre or a retail space or a restaurant that, maybe, has a five-year life. I probably wouldn’t do it in a space like a private residence or the common areas of a condominium where they are going to have to last a long time.”

He believes that great design never goes out of style, citing a book by a California designer in the 1950s as an example. “I was looking at book on a designer named Michael Taylor,” he recalls. “I was showing some of our designers the spaces that he designed that looked just incredible. Just very inspirational space. Traditional space but very light, very beautiful.”

“And then I opened up the book in front of everybody and said ‘I love these spaces, aren’t they beautiful?’ and they said ‘Oh yeah, they’re really cool, they’re beautiful.’ So I said, “Do you realize those spaces are 50 years old? Well they could have been today!’”

Gluckstein’s theory is that great designs can truly last forever. He believes that the only reason homeowners may want to redesign such spaces is because they have lived there too long, rather than the design growing out of style.

He states that a traditional design dating back to the 1920s can still look fresh today with the addition of a few modern pieces. His passion for traditional architectural details allows him to integrate classical designs into the most modern spaces, resulting in a clean, sophisticated design he can be proud to put his name on.

In fact, his own home shows off a blend of antiques mixed with contemporary furniture to complement the traditional architecture of the house. True to his work, you can see a few modern pieces throughout.

“It’s like a woman wearing a beautiful, simple Armani dress with a broche or a necklace that’s from the 1920s,” he explains. “You look at that and say, ‘Wow! That’s such an incredible piece!’ It’s how you use them together to make it sophisticated and current.”

If he moves, Gluckstein …

Eau De Genève

There are three carafe models, all of which have printed on them the words Eau de Genève meaning – Geneva (tap) water.

The classic model, illustrated here, incorporates the words into a minimalist, elegant graphic design that also uses the rest of the logotype: purement et simplement. The other two models leave the ‘’purely and simply’’ out, and feature water-themed images by two popular local cartoonists instead.

The shape of the carafe was specially created for SIG by a local design firm, Stojan & Voumard. Each carafe costs 20 Swiss francs (just over US $ 17).

Eau De Genève Carafes: Recyclable, Practical, Successful

The glass from which Eau de Genève carafes are made is, of course, recyclable as is the cardboard box the carafe is sold in.

 

The dimensions of the vessel have been thought through so the 1.1 liter bottle (just over 37 US fluid ounces) fits on the rack of a refrigerator door.

In view of the success of the carafe, which can be purchased at outlets in Geneva listed on SIG’s website, in April 2020 the water utility company brought out another 10,000 of them.

By the end of April 2020, SIG had sold nearly 12,000 carafes for a total of 58,500 Swiss francs (about US $ 50,550) profit – that included the entire first edition of 10,000 carafes launched in March 2019, and some from the 2020 series.

All of the 5 francs profit on each carafe sold is donated to a Swiss not-for-profit, H2O Energies. With it, the organization is building a water filtration and purification unit in rural Kenya.

Some Other Cities’ Tap Water Carafes

SIG is not the only water utility to feature the carafe idea – there is for example Eau de Paris and London On Tap.

‘’Paris was the first to do this, in 2006’’ says the initiator and manager of the Geneva project, SIG external communication manager Thierry Truchet. ‘’It too has specially-created designs, but they don’t contribute proceeds to a humanitarian cause. London came after us, and has both a special design and a contribution.’’ Part proceeds of the London carafes go to the international NGO WaterAid.

‘’I stay in touch with the people working these projects in both Paris and London; we’re not in competition. It’s valuable to share experiences, ’’ adds Truchet.

Geneva’s Drinking Water

The subject of health benefits (or not) derived from drinking tap water offers just as lively a topic for debate in Geneva as it does anywhere else in Switzerland and elsewhere, but this article is not the place to address the issue. Those with questions in Geneva can study SIG’s abundant technical information about its water, and should doubts persist are free to buy small home water purification units which are in any case easily affordable and available on the Swiss market.

According to SIG, just what makes Geneva’s tap water worth buying a carafe to serve it in?

Truchet highlights the following points: ‘’For one thing, it’s really well balanced as far as mineral salts go, and has a low level of nitrate. For another: we say ‘it tastes good’ and what that means is, it doesn’t have a taste – that’s what makes it good.’’

A third point, Truchet says, is that drinking tap water is more environmentally friendly. ‘’It’s 100 to 1000 times eco-friendlier than bottled waters depending on whether or not they are packaged in plastic and how far away [abroad] they’re being shipped from, not to mention the environmental impact of trucking them to national sales outlets.’’

‘’And finally, of course,’’ Truchet adds, ‘’the cost is just a fraction of what you pay for bottled water.’’…

Make Your Celebrations Green Year-Round: Mom-Daughter Book Shows How to Have Greener Holidays

 

After hauling in one sugar-laden goodie after another, the girls came to a house where the featured treat was a small jar of bubble-blowing soap … and the reaction was pure joy.

“Suddenly it occurred to me that Halloween didn’t have to be about candy,” Colwell-Lipson recalls. “I began to wonder, couldn’t Halloween be healthier and still fun? And while we’re at it, couldn’t Halloween be more earth-friendly too?”

The answer to both questions was, “Sure, why not?”

That revelation led first to a Green Halloween movement, and has now blossomed into an all-out mission to make year-round holiday celebrations more eco-friendly. So Colwell-Lipson and her Mom, Lynn Colwell, have come out with a new book, Celebrate Green!: Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations & Traditions for the Whole Family (The Green Year).

“Our goal in writing this book was to open minds to potentials and possibilities,” writes Lynn Colwell. “We are not the green police. We want everyone to enjoy every single celebration, but not to walk through them mindlessly as if the choices we make, as easy as they are, are unimportant.”

All it takes is a quick look through Celebrate Green! to realize that the concept of environmentally aware holidays isn’t difficult, dull or dreary. Colwell and Colwell-Lipson present their ideas in a light and entertaining way, making the book fun to read and easy to digest. But there’s ample substance as well, with plenty of statistics and facts to back things up. And, best of all, lots and lots of tips and instructions for greening the holidays.

Among the book’s many highlights are:

  • Lots of suggestions for healthful or non-candy Halloween treats, eco-themed costume ideas and natural face paints
  • Tips for a healthy and sustainable Rosh Hashana
  • Suggestions for a green Diwali
  • An extensive look at how to prepare an ethical and small-footprint Thanksgiving meal
  • Eco-friendly Christmas decorating tips
  • A comprehensive and clever guide to natural egg-decorating at Easter time
  • Creative and green gift ideas for Father’s Day
  • Tips for Earth-friendly summer grilling
  • And lots of unique and appealing recipes for dishes like Beet Hummus, Cranberry Ginger Cider, Eco-Egg Salad and Vegetable Enchiladas Guatemalan Style

In fact, from birthdays and baby showers to weddings and graduations, Colwell-Lipson and Colwell cover practically every celebration imaginable, presenting a wealth of ways in which everyone can lighten their footprint on the Earth while still having plenty of fun with family and friends. That makes Celebrate Green! a book that’s not only a pleasure to read, but a valuable guide that is sure to referred to time and again throughout each year.

Bedroom Decorating Tips and Romantic Bedrooms

The bedroom is without a doubt the most personal room in the house. Most people do a lot of living in the living room, and everyone has to spend some time in their bedroom no matter what. When it comes to decorating a bedroom, the most important thing to consider is what it’s mostly used for. There are tons of outlandish suggestions on how to make silly themes for a bedroom, but a personalized theme will make the best one now and in the long run.

Bedroom Furniture Layout

The best way to make a bedroom more pleasant without spending more money is to give it a proper layout. While the amount of furniture in the room should be kept to a minimum no matter what the design is, it’s where the furniture is placed that really makes or breaks the general feel of the room. The one thing just about everyone does in their bedroom is sleep, so the beds should be at the focal point of the room.

Try situating the head or headboard of the bed on a wall opposing the entrance to the room. Drape a comfy blanket in a favorite color or style and it becomes the centerpiece of the room. This generally allows that focal point to be seen as someone enters the room. Keep good spacing in dressing areas and try placing lights where a mirror can reflect it for added space illusions.

The size of the room is important for the décor design as well. Smaller rooms need to be as clutter free as possible so any unnecessary furniture items should be avoided. Light colors on the walls is the age-old trick to make small bedrooms seem bigger, also mirrors placed in the “longest” part of the room seem to visually open up the room. Large rooms are easy as long as the bed is perfectly placed. Options of a reading table or a detached walk-in closet can give a ritzy feel to a room. Large wall paintings and other floor-to-ceiling décor like large dramatic wardrobes or curtains can add a majestic feel to any bedroom.

Create a Romantic Bedroom

The Most sought after feel for a shared bedroom is a romantic one. Romance is represented well by deep colors that are close to red but nowhere near a bright red. Deep purples and magentas will achieve the affect and go well when paired with a nice cream. White is nice when used exclusively with other colors as accents, but color tends to be more effective. There are almost always some very nice, romantic beddings on sale through Kohls’ coupons online.

Mirrors and lighting do a great deal for the romantic ambiance get creative with lights that change over time or dimming lights. Hearts and flowers are good when used subtly. Keep the colors in line with the rest of the room and don’t go cheesy or it will get old quickly.

It’s not hard to decorate a bedroom. Space and placement are key design factors. Also, don’t forget that there isn’t anything less romantic than a TV staring at the bed!

Old-Fashioned Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup: A Recipe for Making Chicken Stock and Noodles from Scratch

Chicken soup is comfort food for the body and soul. Full of nutrition, warmth and flavor, this recipe for homemade chicken and noodles is the perfect finish for a cold winter day.

Making Chicken Stock

Ingredients:

  • One 5-8 pound chicken, thawed and well-rinsed
  • Two large carrots
  • Two large celery stalks
  • One whole onion
  • Two cloves garlic
  • Salt (may use table salt, garlic salt or celery salt or a combination) and pepper to taste
  1. Place chicken, vegetables, onion and garlic cloves in a large, heavy stockpot. Fill with warm water until chicken is completely covered. Bring to a boil on stove, then reduce heat and simmer for two hours on low heat.
  2. Using tongs, carefully remove chicken, vegetables, onion and garlic from stockpot. Discard vegetables. Allow chicken to cool before handling.
  3. Carefully strain chicken stock with a strainer. Use a kitchen fat separator to remove excess oils from stock. Return strained, skimmed stock to stockpot. Season with salt and pepper.

Making Homemade Noodles

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk or half-and-half
  1. In small bowl, combine flour and salt. Stir in eggs and milk with fork. Mix until all ingredients are combined, but do not over mix. Too much handling will result in tougher noodles.
  2. Remove dough and knead on floured surface. Again, just knead until dough is workable. Shape dough into a ball and roll with floured rolling pin. Flatten until dough is 1/2 inch thickness.
  3. Using a pizza cutter or kitchen shears, cut dough into strips for noodles. These noodles will expand in the chicken broth, so cut into thin ribbons. Let rest on floured surface for 15-30 minutes.

Preparing Chicken for Soup

After boiled chicken is cool enough to handle, remove skin and bones. Discard. Carefully shred light and dark meat into bite-sized chunks. Chicken will separate as it simmers in the broth, so chunks do not need to be tiny.

Preparing Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients:

  • One batch homemade chicken stock
  • One batch homemade noodles, uncooked
  • Cooked, shredded chicken meat, light and dark
  • Five large carrots, sliced
  • Three celery stalks, sliced
  1. In large stockpot, bring chicken stock to a boil. Add three cups water and simmer.
  2. To simmering water, carefully add homemade noodles. Stir gently. Add sliced vegetables. Cover and simmer on low heat for 60 minutes. Taste before serving. Season with table salt, flavored salt and freshly cracked pepper as desired

Serve homemade chicken soup with a crisp green salad and homemade bread.

This is a delicious addition to a Soup Swap Party.

Chicken stock freezes well and can be used as a base for many other soup recipes.…