Monthly Archives: August 2012

Monday Menus: Lunchbox Edition, Part III

I’m a bundle of nerves. Tomorrow morning, L. and I are going to his brand-new school for a half-day orientation.  It’s the start of kindergarten.  It’s a BIG DEAL. I know what he’s wearing – his school will require a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Three Canning Recipes From My Sister, D.

Ed. Note: Lately, as I’ve been doing my own series on how to preserve summer produce, I’ve received a lot of questions about canning.  I’m not a canning expert and have never tried my hand at it, but my sister, … Continue reading

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Preservation: Part Three

TOMATOES. Let’s be honest, kids.  We’re all just in this summer produce thing for the tomatoes, right? There’s an unmistakable difference between ANY fresh, in-season produce, and its evil doppelganger, the out-of-season grocery-store version.   However, I know I can’t be … Continue reading

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Monday Menus: Lunchbox Edition, Part Two

Welcome to Week Two of our Menu Mondays Lunchbox series!  By now, if your kids are not actually back at school yet, the day must be drawing very, very near.  I know L.’s practically too excited to sleep these days, … Continue reading

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Monday Menus: Lunchbox Edition, Part 1

It’s really not possible that it’s back-to-school time already, Is it? I feel like I just got STARTED on enjoying all the wonderfulness that summer has to offer.  I know it’s strange – J. and I still work full-time, no … Continue reading

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Preservation: Part Two

In my first post about preserving summer produce, I mentioned veggie anxiety — that pervasive fear we all seem to suffer from, to one degree or another, when we start to feel as if there’s no possible way to take … Continue reading

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Lots of Lunch Gear

I want to keep things simple tonight.  I know lots of you are already headed into the back to school madness – ack! – and are probably looking for the whats, wheres, whys, and hows of lunch and snacktime.  I’ve … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Last Plan of Summer: August Meal Plan

Forgive me…that old art song, “The Last Rose of Summer,” is drifting through my head.  I’m taking a minute to get the meal plan posted for you all, and in that minute I’m breathing, and that makes me realize that … Continue reading

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