How To Beat The Heat and Not Go Hungry

Most of us in the U.S. have been very aware of the heat lately, particularly in the country's mid-section which has been baking!  But speaking of mid-sections, a family still has to eat, heat or no, right?  I happen to live in a charming old house with a lot of nice features, but no central air conditioning.  So any amount of stove or oven cooking makes my kitchen feel like the surface of the sun.  And since installing central A/C would cost more than most new cars, I have had to learn to live (and eat!) with the heat....more

Is Aspartame Dangerous?

Lately, it seems, a lot of light has been shed on the connection between allergies, diseases, and other health conditions and the toxicity of foods laden with chemicals and pesticides, as well as those that are made from unnatural sources.  Aspartame is one that gets a lot of attention.  A simple search on reactions to this substance will come up with thousands of accounts of symptoms ranging from swelling and headaches, to s...more


In my home, milk is a pretty popular commodity. Both my children are capable of drinking copious amounts on a daily basis. And it ain’t cheap either! My husband will be the first one to tell you my milk-spending habit is on the ridiculous side. But I am always quick to point out that if it’s ok for the average adult to spend $15 for a bottle of wine, why not $8 for a half-gallon of goat milk?...more