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What do you know about GMOs?

Not only is October the month of the Unprocessed Food Challenge, it is also National Non-GMO month. I found this helpful little graphic that provides a basic understanding of what GMOs are. It was produced by Nature’s Path, a company known for spending a lot of money lobbying in favor of the California bill that … Continue reading

Working from home and its discontents

I like to work from home on occasion because I feel more productive. I can’t help it. I’m in the sort of position where I work with a lot of student issues, administrative issues and have a hand in a number of matters. In other words, I work an inch deep and a mile wide … Continue reading


My love of pie is no secret. As of late, my husband and I have been seeking out fun and interesting pie flavors. Fall is pie season, after all, so it stands to reason that we would be making lots of crusted delights. Today we are going to brunch at the home of some friends … Continue reading

The remarkable effect of a DIY date night

Thanks to a delightful friend of mine (with a great blog of her own , or two), I have come to appreciate the value of not only acknowledging but taking pride in the rituals that my husband and I develop. Noting how they change, interchange, and what it can tell us about where we are … Continue reading

They call it a “challenge” for a reason

So I’m equally disappointed and pleased with myself this evening. Disappointed for being tempted to violate my Journey to 30 goals and the newly-assumed objective of eating less processed food this month. It’s day 3 of the October Unprocessed Challenge and the first work day of said challenge. Both the hubs and I had sub-optimal … Continue reading

A process story.

Suddenly October is here and it’s beginning to feel like fall in my neck of the woods. It is a chilly, glorious time of year full of apple cider, pumpkins and other orchard delights. I have also taken to spending my free moments here and there (when I need a creative release) to make these … Continue reading