The Weekly Slice

Superfoods to the Rescue!

Superfoods are highly nutritional foods, so high you often only need to consume small amounts of them for the healthy results to kick in. The term ‘superfood’ is only a marketing term, since there are many kinds of food with some nutritional value, but these foods in particular are dense with nutrients and other health…

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Berry-Picking in the Seattle Area

End of July into August is prime time for raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry harvests. Though Washington is known nationally for its apples and potatoes, now is the perfect time to take advantage of berry season before the fall. Picking your own fresh fruit ensures fresh, organic produce and supports local farms – and ThirdLeaf NW…

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Gardening Hacks for the Summer Season

Summer is the perfect time to take extra care of your garden. Whether you grow fruits, vegetables, flowers, or herbs, every gardener knows the value of a green thumb. In celebration of the lush green leaves and blossoming flowers of the summer season, here are some tips and tricks for the perfect summer garden. Friends…

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Simple Methods for a Healthy Lifestyle

Everyone strives to be healthy, but actually changing habits and routines to achieve this goal is easier said than done. Having a healthy lifestyle looks different for everyone, and depending on your interests and strengths, it can take time. If you’re training for a marathon, you have to start slow to build your endurance. So…

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How to Reuse Food Scraps

There is nothing more satisfying than buying fresh produce and actually eating it before it goes bad (we all know the disappointment of having to throw out rotten apples or fuzzy grapes). However, have you ever thought about what happens to the leftover orange peels or the apple skins that don’t actually get eaten? Approximately…

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A Berry Exciting Month

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Look no further, because July is National Blueberry Month! Blueberries took the world by storm when the first commercial blueberry crop emerged in 1916, although they had been growing in the wild for centuries prior. Since then, they have become more than just a beloved fruit, but a cultural…

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To organic or not to organic… that’s the new question

Something stands out when comparing organic and conventional produce: the price! Often times, the cost of organic produce is the primary detractor from buying organic fruits and veggies. Sitting side-by-side it can be difficult to even tell a difference between the two. This week, we look at some less-than-obvious benefits of organic fruit and some…

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Stonefruit is taking over but what is it?

As the calendar turns into summer, it’s time for a new season of fruit! Thanks largely to global farming efforts, we’re able to get most every fruit at most any time. It’s awesome because we get all of our fruits out of season but it provides a false sense of growing seasons. All this to…

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Unique & Affordable Team Events Your Staff Will Love

We’ve mentioned before on this blog how companies can motivate their employees through positive reinforcement (pizza!) and team events. Company BBQs are nice, but a little passe’ these days.  At ThirdLeaf NW, we took an evening and went to a Mariners game as a team event. Heading to Safeco Field after work may not be logistically possible…

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Clever fruit hacks for a simpler and sweeter summer

The sun is out, temperatures are up, and new fruits are hitting the shelves! Summer is prime time for enjoying fresh fruit. Not only is it cool, juicy, and refreshing, but there are so many varieties in season from June to August. June alone means the beginning of fresh cherries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, watermelon,…

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