The Four Pounds of Cheese Project

That’s a whole Hell of a lot of cheese to throw away! My cousin Ken called me a couple of weeks ago to let me know that he had found an article in the latest issue of National Geographic Magazine that might be of Interest to me.  He told me just a bit about it, […]

Pasta Salad with Lentils, Cherry Tomatoes and Chick Peas

Lentils in Pasta Salad? A very good thing! A few weeks ago, we were invited to our friend-and-neighbor’s 4oth birthday celebration.  Said Celebration occurred this past Sunday.  Our hosts were providing burgers, dogs and Veggie Burgers (bless you, Overstreets)!  They asked everyone to please bring a Side Dish (what goes with waffles?)  I emailed back […]

Vanishing of the Bees

Here’s a question for you: Which of the following crops are heavily dependent upon honeybees for pollination? pumpkins almonds cherries broccoli onions Give up?  You may or may not be surprised to hear that the Correct Answer is 6: all of the above plus about 120 other crops.  It’s a huge problem and one we […]

Sunday Suppers Two-fer: Dinner Quesadillas with Leftovers for Breakfast

Hello, filling and hearty quesadilla! You know how when you don’t have a ton of food in the house because you have to Resupply but you’re hungry and it’s dinnertime and you need to find something to put in your face? Well, that happened to us on Friday.  So, I searched the fridge, freezer, cupboards, […]

Perception and Reality: Never Photographed Together Coincidence? I Think Not.

For the school year 1999-2000, I was the Behavior Intervention Specialist for a start-up charter school in Charlotte, NC.  On paper, I was supposed to teach and reinforce the positive behavior program that the school had adopted, recognizing Kind and Loving Children on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.  In real life, what it meant […]

Red Potato Salad with Bacon

While we are more and more leaning towards eating vegetarian, we still enjoy a good Piece of Meat when we know where it came from, how it was raised and how it was slaughtered.  We’re not to this point yet, but we are certainly not above asking a server if their meat is humanely raised […]

Stir-Fries: The Harried Cook’s Best Friend

Stir fry with fresh asparagus and cauliflower.  I have recently discovered that I am a Fan of Cauliflower. So, yes, I want to make sure that I’m showing you guys a balanced view of what we are eating.  And yes, we’re drinking green smoothies, buying organic as much as possible and generally Behaving Ourselves.  But […]