Chilled Tofu with Scallions & Soy Sauce from Fifteen Spatulas

If you're living in one of those parts of the world where the weather is steamy-hot right now, I bet you can understand the appeal of this tasty-sounding Chilled Tofu with Scallions and Soy Sauce from Fifteen Spatulas. In my mind, these are the perfect flavors to dress up tofu, and I love the idea of eating it chilled. Joanne says, "I eat this dish all the time in the summer and I swear it’s more refreshing than a popsicle on a hot day." I believe her, and this sounds like a perfect Meatless Monday dish for this time of year. ...more
It's hot in California, and this is one of the dishes I grew up eating every summer!more

GOP Platform: Anti-Abortion, No Exceptions

Once again, the GOP is preparing to add an anti-abortion plank to its official party platform that will be announced at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week. According to CNN, a draft of the platform includes: ...more
 @Shannon_Lell Shannon, that's a great post. This issue-- really, everything in politics-- is ...more

GOP Platform: Anti-Abortion, No Exceptions

Once again, the GOP is preparing to add an anti-abortion plank to its official party platform that will be announced at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week. According to CNN, a draft of the platform includes: ...more
 @BlondieTales Thanks for writing about this. Wow, the part in your post about knowing two women ...more

My Memories of Phyllis Diller

Before a wave of texts, calls and emails informed me of Phyllis Diller's passing yesterday, there was an omen that morning. As I often do when showering, cleaning, cooking or, in this case, packing a suitcase, I play iTunes on shuffle. With 7,500 sound files, it's the only way to hear them all....more
Lovely, Heather. I will never think about Phyllis Diller -- or Jell-O -- the same way again. more

She Called Me "Kitten": Remembering Cosmo Editor Helen Gurley Brown

It seemed like Helen Gurley Brown, the famed magazine editor who turned Cosmopolitan into the raciest!, the daringest!, the most fabulously pro-woman/pro-men, pro-men-chasing-women-and-women-chasing-men magazine ever! had figured out how to be ageless, kittenish and fabulous forever. But, alas, time finally won out against the impossibly dynamic Helen, and she passed away today at the ripe young age of 90....more
Just fabulous. That is all.   more

Is the “Buy Local” Movement Anti-China?

Are you done with your holiday shopping yet? This year, the “Buy Local” message seems to be more prominent than ever. It’s a message with which I generally agree. My nieces and nephews always get gifts from the awesome independent children’s bookstore, and I like to check out small boutiques for things such as artisan foods and local honey. So when a “Buy Local” email was forwarded to my inbox, I was really disappointed to see the racist undertones in the message. 2011 Holidays -- Birth of a New Tradition...more
 @madeinusachallenge I'm glad you appreciate the difference between supporting fair labor and ...more

Can I Have a Lactation Consultant Who Looks Like Me?

[Editor's Note: It seems so obvious that parenting is very cultural. So when it comes to getting more mothers to breastfeed, shouldn't we start with finding lactation consultants of different races and ethnicities? Kimberly Seals Allers writes on Women's eNews why it's so important to have more diversity in the ranks of lactation consultants. --Grace] "The proverbial 'Sally' cannot talk to the proverbial 'Shaniqua,'" says Johnson. ...more
Suffocate your daughter? Really? Clearly we need more diversity of experience to help ...more

SunbonnetSwag

First time at BlogHer. So many new things in store. Whom to meet. Where to meet. What to wear. When to get there and why go at all? For the friendships? For the parties? For the classes? Or for the swag? So many decisions, so little time....more
So nice to meet you in New York!more

How Do We Talk About the Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting?

Two weeks ago, a gunman entered a movie theater in Colorado and killed twelve people. In the days following the shootings in Aurora, there were discussions. We spoke of inadequate gun laws. Or we argued that this had nothing to do with guns....more
You bring up such great points, Faiqa. Tragedy is tragedy. While I appreciate the opportunity ...more

So You Think You Can’t Blog About Politics?

What a powerful time at BlogHer ’12 in New York City. You weren’t there? Well, I’m here to catch you up on some of the political discussions that happen when over 4000 women bloggers get together....more
And I might add that Joanne's book contains essays from many BlogHers. You're right, this is ...more