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AUGUST 2011

A Newsletter from Kenneth Howe, Lic. R.E. Salesperson with RealtyUSA Phone: [607] 222-8479 – E-Mail: khowe@realtyusa.com F/B: www.facebook.com/RealtyUSAKennethHowe If you have any family or friends looking to buy or sell a home, please give them my name. ® If your home is currently listed for sale with another Realtor , please disregard this offer.

In the spirit of going green, get sustainable with your grocery list and choose fresh produce that’s in season— like cherries! Cherry Skillet Jam Ingredients

A GREEN HOME IS A HAPPY HOME Energy-efficient appliances, windows and other green upgrades are a great way to live environmentally friendly, but there are other simple (and inexpensive) steps you can take to keep green in your home. Clean green Cleaning products can be toxic and unsafe. Be sure to check labels and when possible substitute conventional products for green-friendly or homemade cleaners. Lemon juice, vinegar, lavender oil and natural soaps are great alternatives. Recycle Tossing recyclables in your bin is a great first step, but get smart with recycling by visiting your city’s website and following its instructions. For example, pizza boxes and other items with food grease are often non-recyclable. Glossy paper, which used to be a throwaway item, can be recycled today in most cases. Improve your air Did you know that houseplants can help rid air of pollutants

1 pound fresh cherries, pitted and halved

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

1/4 cup sugar

 1 teaspoon cornstarch Method 

In a large skillet, bring cherries, lemon juice, zest and 2 tablespoons water to a boil over medium-high heat.

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Reduce heat to medium and simmer about 8 minutes or until cherries are very soft. Add sugar and continue to cook, stirring frequently until mixture has thickened and most liquid has evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes longer.

Stir cornstarch into 1 tablespoon water and stir into skillet.

Boil 1 minute, stirring.

Reuse Harvest rainwater for watering your houseplants and garden. Ask your local hardware or home store for tips on collection options that are costeffective and easy to install.

WARRANTY WISDOM

and toxins? Areca palm, Reed palm, Dwarf date palm, Boston fern and Janet Craig dracaena in particular are known for airquality effectiveness.

Repurpose Check local used-item listings before buying new, use glass jars as leftover containers and bulk storage, and make rags out of old towels and T-shirts.

Let mixture cool, then transfer to a container and refrigerate up to 5 days. Recipe courtesy of Whole Foods

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