Lettuce Bloom

“Yuck! Bug! Someone squish it!” We have all heard children and adults shouting out like this in our classrooms, backyards and even our homes. But when it comes to our gardens it is important that we know which bugs to … Continue reading

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Thoughts Turn to Spring

Even though there is snow on the ground in many parts of the country, now is the time to plan your garden.  If you had a garden last year, think about what you liked and didn’t like about last year’s … Continue reading

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It’s Game Time!

By Brian Carney Remember last year when you didn’t get your seeds planted on time? I didn’t, most every educator I know didn’t… School gardens are tough to plan for! When you’re doing it all by yourself that is. I try … Continue reading

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Ashes to Go

Did this phrase catch your attention?  It did mine when I saw it on a sign outside my local coffee shop last week Wednesday.  My first thought was, “why would someone be giving away ashes? After all, it is a … Continue reading

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Cheesy Amaranth- A Corn-free Grits Alternative

Back in the day … before I was married and had kids, my girlfriends and I would go out for weekend brunch. With nowhere in particular to be, we could wait in line for a table at our favorite restaurant, … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Eat Some Butter and Fortified Margarine!

I was trying to remember the last time I heard my mother reminding me to be sure to get my daily serving of butter and fortified margarine.  I think it must have been in…..well never. A friend found Leafet No. … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Chili

I’ve never had Cincinnati Chili before and it hasn’t been until recently that I’ve even been tempted to try. But when Bon Appétit featured a story about different regional chili recipes, it wasn’t the Squash and Black Bean California-inspired Chili … Continue reading

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A Social Experiment

My Valentine’s Day started with a warm cup of chai brought to me in bed by my sweet husband.  It was followed up by snuggle time with my 9 year old daughter and some real conversation with my pre-teen son. … Continue reading

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Vanilla Rice Pudding and Strawberry Parfaits

(A Refined-Sugar-Free Treat for Valentine’s Day) Oh, love!  Oh, Valentine’s Day!  Oh, Treats and Sweets!  I welcome any opportunity to celebrate, and getting to celebrate the ones I love?  Woo-hoo! Even, I, though, get that if you’re going to go … Continue reading

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Innovative Workout

Innovative Workout Indeed!  Busy times require innovative workout options. Greg Marshall shares his innovative workout expertise in this, his Second Thought Vlog. Check it out and please share your ideas for innovative workouts.

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