Monthly Archives: July 2011

Preserving Summer

A few weeks ago I had the urge to can … not sure where it came from but I felt compelled to make jam or preserves.  As a child, my Mom used to can and preserve all kinds of things … Continue reading

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A New Saturday Routine

I believe I have established a new routine for Saturday mornings, and I have to say I like it.  For the past (almost) two years, my Saturday routine has been one of two things: Routine 1: Class Wake up around 5:30, … Continue reading

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In Praise of Volunteers …

… And perhaps, more importantly, volunteer coordinators. Once upon a time, I was a grassroots organizer.  This was before grassroots organizing became well-known due to President Obama.  As a grassroots organizer,  I lived and breathed and so appreciated volunteers.  And … Continue reading

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Raising the Bar

Since I finished graduate school one of my (many) goals was to raise the bar on my day-to-day eating habits.  While in school, I got a little lazy.  It was not so much that I was not eating healthy, I … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market and Summer Dessert

I’m very fortunate to live less than a mile from Soulard Farmer’s Market ( – still trying to learn how to make links actually work) and was up early and at the market.  Soulard has been in operation in one shape or … Continue reading

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The Cook Book Challenge: Onion Tart

Part of last weekend’s cooking included a wonderful onion tart.  The tart was inspired by 5 pounds of Vidalia onions and the need to check another book off the list.  This cook book was Vegatables by James Peterson (  I … Continue reading

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A Great Weekend for Cooking

Happy 4th of July!  I hope everyone had a great holiday.  I, for one, was able to spend the weekend cooking … a great treat.  I posted the menus earlier and both meals were pretty good. First, the birthday lunch … Continue reading

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