Reducing Waste in the Kitchen by Using Cloth

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Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day is a day I didn’t really used to think about much. I was an elementary school teacher for a decade, and I talked about ways to be Earth friendly with my students-reduce, reuse, recycle-but, I never really took it to heart. Oh sure, we recycled, but not as much as we could have. Read More

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallot

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I love Brussels sprouts. There. I admitted it. It’s not a popular opinion, I know, but I’ve come to think of myself kind of like the character of Camilla in David Shannon’s book  A Bad Case of Stripes. I read this book to my 5th graders when I taught, because it’s about being yourself and liking what you like, no matter what anyone else thinks about it, even if that thing is Lima beans. So, I have enjoyed my fair share of turned up noses when I declare my love of Brussels sprouts to friends and family. But here’s the thing. I love most Brussels sprouts, if they are prepared correctly. Read More