From Sotomayor to The Cost of Being Female: Feminism in 2009

The end of the year is for reflection.  I like to take a look back at all the feminism & gender issues I covered for BlogHer.  Since it's hard for me to remember what happened an hour ago, let alone in July or, heaven forbid, January, this is an important exercise for me. It reminds me what feminists accomplished, what still needs to be done, and what I'll can only laugh about or else I'll be curled up in the fetal position whimpering.  This year, I sorted stories by topic. 1sts ...more

Given how much I missed and my own personal biases on the issues, I would love if people ...more

Organic Baby food recipes for Christmas dinner

Just because baby isn’t old enough to weigh in on his/her food wishes for Christmas dinner doesn’t mean they should be forgotten as you plan your family meal.  There are so many ways to incorporate your food into your babies Christmas dinner that it is a shame not to. For instance: Use some cooked sweet potato, mash it with breast milk, or organic whole milk yogurt, add a little maple syrup and your baby is now enjoying nutritous and delicious sweet potatoes along with the family....more

Tender Tales of Cannellini Beans

Words you don’t want to hear from your taster after working eleven hours on a meal: “That’s going to be awesome.  Tomorrow.”  The meal was Cannellini beans with tomatoes, garlic, and sage.  The taster was my husband. ...more

microwave tangerine marmalade

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Warm lentil salad with chargrilled peppers

Here is a delicious a recipe for the warm lentil salad and chargrilled peppers that accompanied last week's leek and potato patties......more

Monday Dose of Market: Denver Indoor Farmers Market

We found an urban oasis in an industrial warehouse in Denver this past weekend.  Greeted by pre-fabricated city backyard-ready chicken coops, I knew I was in the right place.  Denver Urban Homesteading is a new venture designed to promote alternatives to industrial food production and delivery through education and a year-round market for local food growers and producers....more


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Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more

Butternut Squash and Risotto Revelation

In need of a night out, the husband and I went exploring.  A new neighborhood sprung out of nowhere since we last lived in Denver, called ‘River North’ or RiNo for short.  So clever.  Blocks of industrial warehouses are becoming spaces for creative folk.  It was first Friday and the galleries were open. We started early and got to Fuel Café in time to claim the last table without a reservation.  Described as “garage-chic,” it’s located in the recently repurposed old Yellow Cab Taxi Headquarters building.  We had butternut squash two ways.  First, in the Winter Vegetable Salad in which it was shaved and raw.  It smells like pumpkin.  And here’s where I was going to say “but it doesn’t taste like pumpkin,” except that I’ve never actually tasted raw pumpkin.  So maybe they do taste the same.  Who knows....more

Monday Dose of Market: Toothache Plant and Tomato Reprieve

It’s snowing in Denver. Again.  This is not helping my portrayal of this city to friends afar as a place where it does snow, but always warms up and melts soon after.  It is helping me stay inside and get our new house organized.   And I’m finally cooking meals in the kitchen.  Last night I had a Colorado-raised, grass-fed beef burger.  With a juicy, red, ripe, perfect, pesticide-free and locally grown tomato from Honeyacre Farm.  Thank you Honeyacre. ...more