Sunday Round-up: Toy Recalls, Homemade Cranberry Sauce, and Safer Children’s Products

Not Quite Crunchy Parent writes It’s Not Christmas Time–It’s Recall Time!  Whether you buy new or used toys for the holidays, it’s good to know what’s safe and what’s not.

Along similar lines, Mindful Momma has a list of books and websites that will help you find safer children’s products.  One of her recommendations is Healthy Child, Healthy World, which is both a book and a blog.  While the Healthy Child, Healthy World blog does have what in my opinion is an overabundance of warnings on harmful toxins lurking all around us, there are also many read-worthy posts such as The Making of a Green Mom and a discussion of sustainable design.

Eco Child’s Play has a recipe for homemade cranberry sauce.  Homemade cranberry sauce is vegan, doesn’t contain BPA like its canned cousin, and has a much zingier taste than store bought sauce.  Her post made me wonder: am I the only one who actually likes jellied cranberry sauce from a can?  I love that stuff!

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  1. Mmmm… I love cranberry sauce – both from the can and homemade. David’s family has a really tasty raw version that involves an orange, canned pineapple, and sugar (in addition to cranberries, of course). The leftovers are delicious with plain or vanilla yogurt 🙂

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