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Two Affordable GMO-Free Cereals

I don’t trust genetically modified food to be safe for our health or environment.  About five years ago, I realized that several of our favorite breakfast cereals contained corn, and I’d been reading that most corn grown in the United States that isn’t organically grown is now GMO.  564 more words


On the Demise of a Mechanical Companion

Okay, so I’m a hopeless sentimental. I also adhere to strident Scottish thriftiness and ingenuity. So I don’t easily let go of the old to be replaced with the latest and the greatest new gadget or machine. 826 more words


Four Weeks of Pesco-Vegetarian Dinners (winter, with a baby)

A pesco-vegetarian is someone who eats no meat except fish. That’s what we do when we’re at home and most of the time when we eat in other places.  2,899 more words


Give It All Away

For the last several months I’ve been making some changes in my life, and one of them is to be more giving.

We have a steady pay check. 300 more words

A Day In The Life

Flexican Cornbread Pizza

This recipe has a history.  It started with my mom’s trusty recipe for Mexican Pizza.  Then came my serendipitous discoveries that (a) it can be adapted to a non-Mexican-flavored version, which my family loves just as much as the Mexican version, and (b) it can be baked in a toaster-oven.  772 more words


An Ode to Thriftiness

All these years, I’ve never given much thought to the amount of money I spend. What they say is true – money is easier spent when you’re not the one earning it. 351 more words