This time of year, the pressure really starts to increase. And it is not helped by those well-meaning folks who love to comment on how you are doing the holidays: “You are not making your own crust? But it is so easy!” “You are not roasting your own pumpkin? But it is so much better”Read more
This week I am trying vegetables from two different sources – Farmstand and Bounty Box. Both are startups in Palo Alto looking to impact local and seasonal vegetable eating. Farmstand has a regular neighborhood vegetable standS where customers can purchase produce delivered from organic farms a few times a week and which allow theRead more
Last night was our 4th annual Summer Reading Event to benefit the foundation that supports our local public school district. In past years we have held this event on a weekday morning and invited folks to a book brunch. This year, we decided to move it to the evening, in hopes we would draw inRead more
Fun poster for the kitchen. Available now through Pop Chart Lab.
Last Christmas, Santa brought me a Kindle, and to-date, I have purchased zero books for the device. I check out every book I read on my Kindle through the library system, which when you read 80 books a year, saves quite a bit of moolah. Of course, I have a system I use to check-outRead more
December 12, 2012 – what a great date! To commemorate, here is my list of 12. 12 what, you ask? I don’t know, 12 whatevers. 1. The chickens are off their latest molting strike, and we are back in egg production. Yipee. 2. I have so much honey from this year’s harvest that I haveRead more
Well, with the visit to the orthodontist last month, we now have two of us in full metal mode. Keeping those suckers clean and free of food debris has been a trial, but a couple things have really helped. Here are my top 4 products for folks with braces: Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser This waterRead more
Happy National Pi Day. Yes, I know it is that kind of pie, but I don’t care, we are still going to eat pie in our house tonight!
JenFul posted the last 13 years of her life as seen through her Amazon orders. I thought this was hysterical, so I went to see what my order history looks like, starting in 2001. It is very amusing, here are some of the highlights: Most CDs purchased – 12 in 2004, everything from Mighty MightyRead more