What Hope Looks Like: A Short Photo Essay

March 26, 2014

About a week ago one of my friends on facebook shared a link about how to sprout greens from the crowns of the organic produce we buy in the store. I was enchanted, and in need of cheering up. The prospect of a growing season without Eric in the neighborhood is taking some adjustment.  I […]

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Whole, Easy and Gluten-Free: Asian Style Vegan Lunch Bowl

March 20, 2014

I usually have a rule that I don’t buy tomatoes in the store. I wait for tomato season at the Farmer’s Market and in my garden, and I cherish the ones I’m able to freeze, can, or dry. But there is one  kind of store tomato that ends up tempting me into letting it be […]

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Hello and Good Bye

March 15, 2014

Last Fall, probably in November, there was a knock on my door just around the time I got up from my nap. It was my good neighbor Eric, with a little envelope of heirloom tomato seeds he had painstakingly saved for me. As usual, he declined an invitation to come in, saying he needed to […]

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Broccoli Bars

March 13, 2014

I have a dear friend who rearranges her furniture as a way of paving a new way for herself when she needs a change. In my small house it seems to me there’s only one way things can go, but in her small house I like to tease her that the combinations are infinite. While […]

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Is “Significant Benefit” Enough?

March 5, 2014

Thanks to my internet pal MS Nomad, I just learned that March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month.  A little while back she also posted a link  I shared on my blog’s facebook page to an article/video by Dr. Gregor about treating multiple sclerosis with diet. He gives an overview of Dr. Swank’s pioneering work, stressing how those diagnosed with […]

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Vegan Polenta Soup (And The Parsnip That Got Away. . .)

February 28, 2014

I first saw a recipe for Polenta Soup while scrolling through my facebook newsfeed a couple of months ago. But I can’t really call this a vegan version of that, or any other one I saw, because I kind of just did my own thing. I wanted a low fat soup that was somewhat reminiscent […]

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Vegan Versions: Sunshine Carrot Salad

February 24, 2014

As you may remember from my last post, I still had some of those little baby carrots left over from the art opening after I made the Apple Carrot Amaranth Bake–about 3/4 of a pound, to be exact. I had recently revisited Susan’s lovely recipe for Carrot Cashew Salad, and the detail of putting the […]

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Apple Carrot Amaranth Bake

February 21, 2014

You may remember the mention I made in my post Then and Now: My Art Opening Night of the raw carrots and apple slices I had asked for as part of the food to nosh on while mingling and looking at the art. After the reception was over and we were packing everything up, Sandi […]

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Then and Now: My Art Opening Night

February 18, 2014

You know how Snoopy sits on the top of his dog house with the typewriter and begins every story he writes with “it was a dark and stormy night?”  I can’t make it up to my rooftop, but if I could, I would have written the first line of this post about my art opening […]

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A Sneak Preview

February 13, 2014

This past Monday night we hung my show at the co-op. Here is a shot of Romeo and me in front of some of my paintings. Tonight is the night. The opening reception is from 5:45-7:00. I’m a little nervous, since there will be a lot of activity and people all at once. I was […]

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