Taking stock of the Eat Local Challenge

Although there are already five days under October’s belt, it’s not too late to consider taking part, in small or large ways, in this month’s Eat Local Challenge....more

Unplanned Cooking, I often hear that some locally-made products are more expensive (and, ...more

Grocery Discount Cards: Big Brother Watching?

There are many different opinions regarding the data collected by grocery store discount cards. I have one from almost everywhere I have ever purchased anything. Where I live, there are only a few small grocers that do not have card programs. What this means, is that even if the stores raise the price, then lower it for card holders to arm twist you into using their cards, that is absolutely going to work on me. I simply can't afford to pay a higher price in support of my privacy....more

A Chronicle of How the State of the World Can Inspire a Signature Jewellery Design - Part 3

What symbols would represent a union of the two words POSITIVITY EQUALS PROSPERITY?...more

Going to BlogHer Food? Check out CityMama's "Off the Beaten Track" San Francisco Food Guides!

In just a few days, food BlogHers from all over the world will be descending on San Francisco for the first annual BlogHer Food Conference. Held at the St. Regis hotel, the conference will feature three tracks: Visual, Vocational, and Values, and a veritable Who's-Who of food bloggers will be leading the sessions. ...more

Can't wait to see the restaurant recommendations too.  Hope you will come back and add ...more

The Hunger Challenge is underway

This morning, nearly 34 million people in the United States faced more than the usual Monday challenge: Their week includes figuring out how to feed themselves on a food stamp budget. Thanks to economic stimulus money, that budget is higher this year than last: $28 per week, per person, rather than $21. That extra $7 makes a tremendous difference, although doing a week’s worth of shopping is tough to do even at the higher level. Last year, Gayle Keck of the San Francisco Food Bank dreamed up The Hunger Challenge. This event gave bloggers the opportunity to try living on a food stamp budget--just $21 for the week in 2008. Six of us participated, and shared our struggles on our blogs. It was a stressful, difficult week, and left me more committed than ever to do whatever I can to help feed the hungry and to increase access to fresh, affordable food for those who live in underserved areas. ...more

From now until November 4th, HLIC New York (www.hlicnyc.org) is hosting a “Dine In” event ...more

Foodie shopping destinations during BlogHer Food 2009

If you’re traveling to San Francisco for BlogHer Food 2009, you might want to leave a little extra room in your suitcase. Not only is this a city of great eating and drinking, this is a terrific city for culinary shopping and tourism. ...more

Gudrun, some of these places were totally new to me, too, and yeah...there are some field ...more

The Road to The Local Bakery is Paved With Failed Cookies.

About an hour ago I bounded into the house like an excitable puppy; my face flush with the joy of certain discovery.  Totally oblivious to the "Poor Dumb Yankee" look Man and his mother were giving me, I announced that six-- possibly ten-- of the leaves on the big tree out front had begun to turn colors!  This, without a doubt, marks the end of a long and torturous summer as well as the beginning of my favorite time of year: Fall.  Tingling with anticipation of pumpkin spice everything, Haunted Hayrides and my impending birthday (A Holiday in itself if you ...more

Canning Sweet Yellow Peppers

This is my grandma's recipe for Sweet Yellow Peppers - They turn out perfectly, and my husband could eat an entire jar. In fact, when we did our first batch last week, we opened a jar at 10pm and ended up finishing it. You can also make these Man Pleasin' Appetizers with them. ...more

No Plan for Dinner? This Free Tool will Make You Look Like a Professional Chef!

If you're like me, you have to-do lists everywhere - on your refrigerator, cellphone, in ...more

Up Up and away!

I've taken a lot of leaps of faith and now I am ready to go all the way! Have taken on caring for my senior Mom, going to school for Interior design while I am working full time at Lazboy and preparing for my A+ certification for computers. Created a social network and now you can find me everywhere I the net , networking with everyone who I can as E feel everyone has a story to share. ...more