The Weekly Slice

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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Five easy things you can do every day for a more joyful summer

Coming off of the last two years, people are a mix of eager to be back and downright exhausted. Many of us aren’t getting enough self-care in, but lucky for us, we’re coming up on the season of rest: summer! Weather is warming up, days are longer, and the earth just seems to smile. How…

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Midday pick-me-ups to fit every mood

Find yourself reaching for the coffee pot every afternoon? Or worse, dropping $7 on a latte every other day? Plain coffee is great (obviously), but sometimes it’s fun to switch things up. Plus, you can save some serious money by making your daily pick-me-up at home. We’ve gathered a mix of caffeinated and decaffeinated drinks…

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