Chipotle's Farm Ad: Pros and Cons

Chipotle Mexican Grill ran a doozy of a commercial during the Grammy Awards - it's been two weeks and it's still buzzing. The company went all out for its' first national ad buy, a two-minute spot during which it screened a short film celebrating sustainable agriculture. ...more
If a simple commercial can make people at least think about and be aware of the fact that there ...more

Project Green Foot Week 14

Saturday was a fulfilled day for us- we travelled to Dallas for the day. There were a few things that we needed to do. Little E desperately needed some warmers clothing, like long sleeve shirts and sweaters. We headed to H&M to pick up some stuff- they sell organic cotton and recycled clothing in their conscious collection which I love. The summer clothing we have for her right now is not cutting it. I know we could have bought secondhand, but I prefer that little E wears clothing that is free of pesticides and toxins....more

Corn and Chipotle Soup Might Help. Will You Make Me Some?

He jogs up the field, a zig, a zag, oops a tumble but then he’s up again and in position. The ball streaks toward his outstretched hands as the crowd goes nuts. Yes! He caught it!A proud parent jumps up and claps.Not me. I was not the proud parent at the Y’s Itty Bitty Sports Class yesterday. Nope. I was the one sitting in the stands crying....more

Smoky Spicy Salsa

A SPICY Solution For Your Bushels of Berries

It’s officially strawberry season in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our farmers markets are full of fresh ruby-hued orbs and strawberry desserts adorn local restaurant dessert menus. This time of year my family can’t seem to eat enough berries to satisfy; trips to the strawberry farm are part of daily chatter. ...more

Red Snapper Fish Tacos

Ingredients: Fish Tacos 1 lb Red Snapper 1 cup Flour 1 Egg 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs 1 tsp Black Pepper 1/4 tsp Chipotle 1 tsp Dried Ci...more

weekend brunch: scrambled egg quesadillas

(from 20something cupcakes)...more

Sweet Potato Fries with Lime-Chipotle Mayo


Yum, yum, yum. Though we do them kinda plain with just olive oil and cayenne pepper so they are ...more

Betty's Bests: Top 5 Best Places to Meet the Guy of Your Dreams

Forget about the bar scene - has the inside scoop on where to find the BEST guys! -The Bettys, ...more