Hoo Knew? University of Virginia Founder: Fun Facts

  Thomas Jefferson thought of Mockingbirds as “superior beings in the form of a bird.” He had several pet Mockingbirds, but his favorite was named “Dick,” a somewhat underwhelming name when compared to the names of his horses and dogs (Cucullin, Fingal, Bergere, Armandy, etc). TJ cherished Dick “with a peculiar fondness,” and the bird [...]

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Hoo Knew? Hoo Needs Potato Chips?

  Some people can’t resist the creamy decadence of chocolate, the sugary crunch of hard candies, or the cool creaminess of ice cream. For other folks it’s the crispy saltiness of potato chips that is tougher to avoid. The problem with this snack of choice is that most potato chips are high in fat, calories, [...]

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Hoo Knew? Organic vs. Conventional

Throughout recent years it has become increasingly trendy to opt for organic products over their conventional counterparts. What used to be found only in health stores, specialty shops, and Whole Foods is becoming more and more prevalent in grocery store aisles nationwide. The growing support and enthusiasm for organic options begs the question… Why? And [...]

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Hoo Knew? Vinegar rocks!

  Vinegar can be used to clean almost anything in your home. Not only is it a fantastic way to avoid using harsh chemicals that affect your health and the health of our environment, but it is also easy and economical! Try some of the simple, non-toxic recipes below using white distilled vinegar for a [...]

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