What We Can Learn From Muslim Cabbies and Jewish Bakers

Did you hear the one about the Muslim taxi driver and the Jewish bagel shop owner? No, it’s not the start of a bar joke, it’s a true story that confirms my belief that breaking bread – or bagels -- can go a long way toward bridging even the deepest cultural rifts....more
Mmmm....we have sticky rice at every Thanksgiving, too!more

Farm Camp: part 3, cooking+eating a chicken

Farm Camp: part 3, cooking+eating a chickenPosted on November 9, 2011 by ...more

NaBloPoMo Day 9: Food We Want But Can't Have

Not a tuna hoagy, but there's that yummy bun!Yesterday after I left Rusty at the vet and swung by the polls to vote, I decided to stop and have lunch instead of going right home....more

Split Pea and Sausage Soup

Soup makes me happy. Just recently, I took having soup at home to the next level and made homemade soup bread bowls. It was a very, very good day in our house....more

Holiday Candied Pecans


Farm Camp: part 2, killing the chicken

Farm Camp: part 2, killing a chickenPosted on November 8, 2011 by sonya[Continued from ...more

Why Do They Think We're Stupid??

Okay, so I went grocery shopping the other day.   And one of my biggest pet peeves was brought forefront with a BANG to my brain as I went home and looked at my receipt!I shop at a well-known chain of grocery stores, which I shall not name.  Well, okay, I will.  But only because I know that they are not the only store that does this.   I like this store, I have grocery shopped at this store for years and will continue to shop at this store ...more
We were just discussing this a couple of weeks ago when the regular price of Starbucks Frappes ...more

Green Sandwiches & A Mug With A Plug

I was debating calling this post "Co-Worker Proofing Yourself" but the tell-all title (much like yesterday) won out. It just seemed to sound a bit better. In a bizarre way.  In any case, today we have two pictures again that I found independent of each other (on the same website but not side by side or in any way matched up) that I thought shared a theme in common....more

Canning for the First Time

I tried canning for the first time a few weeks ago. It was actually easier than I thought it would be and for some reason, I was really nervous to even try it. I don't know why I was so nervous because everything I canned turned out great!...more

Farm Camp: part 1, the chicken

Farm Camp: part 1, the chickenPosted on November 7, 2011 by sonya...more