Jan
8
I am madly working away this week finalizing our new issue, which will be released at the end of this month. I can't wait to share it! As I knew I would be a wee bit overwhelmed this week, I had tucked a few finds up my sleeve to share with you while I'm off being a busy worker bee. I am truly excited to have come across OLO Fragrance, a brand that couldn't be more perfect for Pure Green and our readers. Stylish, eco and not too feminine, I have found a new coveted love. Long ago I stopped wearing perfume—I'm picky you see. Fragrance is notorious for containing a host of hormone-disrupting chemicals and many are cloyingly strong, both major deterrents in my book. Fortunately OLO is none of these things—self-described as a 'tiny fragrance line based in Portland, Oregon', the creator behind the line, Heather Sielaff, uses only natural ingredients and essential oils to create her blends. The fragrances are inspired by nature and unisex—which I love as nothing is too floral or too sweet. A fabulous find. Love. Read More
Jan
3

Happy 2013!

Posted By:Celine
Happy 2013 everyone!! I thought I would kick off the new year with a quick little post sharing some sweet calendar picks I've come across. I've always loved a good calendar, but this year feels so promising I feel especially attracted to a one for 2013. In the age of smart phones I'm not sure many actually use a paper calendar anymore, but besides being a nice little piece of art, I love having a calendar available at a glance—perhaps this is because I'm busy counting down the days before my wee one arrives, only 11 weeks, give or take, to go! Oh my!! Read More
Dec
28
The holiday entertaining season is far from over as preparations for New Year's celebrations are under way. I thought it nice to share these gorgeous and inspiring winter cocktail ideas with you, taken by Nicole Franzen, one of PGM's wonderfully talented contributors. Read More
Dec
22

Gift the PGM app!

Posted By:Celine
Looking for some last minute stocking stuffers? How about the brand new Pure Green app featuring Volume 4, Food & Drink? You can easily and simply gift apps from the App Store in just a few seconds, so hopefully this will help you fill any gaps in your stocking list in a flash! We know it's nice to have something to acutally put into the stocking as well, so we're sharing this cute downloadable postcard created by PGM's illustrator Bess Callard. Read on for really easy instructions on how to send the app as a gift from your Mac or PC Read More
Dec
21
During the holidays you may be lucky enough to spend the weekend with a friend or attend a holiday bash or two. It's nice to show some gratitude for the hospitality with a few easy gifts. I've selected a few practical yet pretty items that would be nice for anyone to receive. The key is that all items are useful, thus making them thoughtful and less likely to languish unused in a drawer somewhere. As with my stocking treats earlier this week, you should definitely substitute these gifts for options available locally near you. Read More
Dec
20
This recipe is so simple but it's incredibly delicious. The richness of the avocado paired with the tangy parmesan and tart crunch of the pomegranate seeds is exquisite. If you're hosting any holiday parties and need a side dish to impress but that takes no time at all to prepare, this salad is the perfect choice. Of course, it doesn't hurt that it has a little festive colouring either! Enjoy, and as always, we'd love your feedback if you try it out! Read More
Dec
19
My family and I usually draw names for Christmas, but this year we decided to play it a little differently and give each other stockings instead! We thought it would be fun to have more to open, although we've set quite strict parameters for budget so that each person would end up spending the same amount as if they'd bought one, bigger ticket item. And, we've added another twist - each item has to be food related! At our home, the holidays really do revolve around food - preparing brunch with my dad's famous pancakes, Jonathan and my mom labouring (with love) over turkey dinner... the sense of holiday and family really comes to life around the dinner table. So for these reasons (not to mention that we're all serious food enthusiasts) each stocking item has to either be edible or kitchen related. Sounds fun to me! Read More
Dec
17

Our iPad Launch

Posted By:Celine
We're pleased beyond imagination to present to you our very first Pure Green stand-alone app for the iPad. It's been a long time in the works, but it's finally here and it's gorgeous. Over the past year we've had more than a few requests for a digital edition, and we've been listening. But we didn't want to just throw something together, we wanted to do it right, which the talented folks at Lackner//Buckinham certainly helped us do. We need your support to make this a success and continue offering the magazine both on the iPad and in print, so please give it a try... it's only $6.99! There's some extra goodies in there not included in the print edition, such as extra photo galleries and downloadable recipes. For the complete rundown on how the app works, please visit our TECHNICAL PAGE. The app is available on iTunes. Please let us know what you think, and thank you for reading! Read More
Dec
13
Yesterday's post was about winter chill and a simple recipe to guard against it. This post is somewhat similar, with the help of a marshmallows! I have been so busy that I haven't really gotten into the Christmas season in terms of decor ideas here on PGM - I apologize for that. However, perhaps I can entice you with food treats instead - perhaps it's my pregnancy, scratch that, I'm sure it's my pregnancy, but home baking is what I'm craving for the holidays this year. Homemade marshmallows among them! Read More
Dec
12
The snow has been falling off and on for the past few weeks now. It's not here to stay, not quite yet, but still it has me yearning for wholesome, winter food. This recipe is a true reflection of how Jonathan and I cook, much of the time. I have an idea, he helps me tweak it, and together we create something yummy! This soup is just a mix of ingredients, a basic tomato and vegetable variety, with a few added spices - the recipe isn't meant to be followed to the letter. It's quick to throw together, feels hearty in the belly, and warms you through and through. Read More
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