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Treats at School

After I wrote this year’s Halloween mantras — “The Post About the Treats” — I got a pretty nice response from several people who said that the philosophy J. and I adhere to these days, as far as all that … Continue reading

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Monday Menus: Lunchbox Edition, Part VI

I can’t believe we’re done. After six weeks of sharing lunchbox recipes with you, six at a time, I’ve reached the end of the series.  I’m not going to lie — it’s been tons of fun, and I’ve enjoyed it, … Continue reading

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Monday Menus: Lunchbox Edition, Part V

Here in RI, we’re just starting the third (well, okay, sort second-and-a-half?) week of school.  I’ve heard from readers whose kids have been back well over a month, people whose kids are just getting started, and everyone in between.  As … Continue reading

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Monday Menus: Lunchbox Edition, Part IV

It’s hard to believe that we’re already halfway through my six-week series on lunch packing.  So far, I’ve shared eighteen new lunch ideas with you: six each in the Easy Bites, Mini-Meals, and Stuff in Other Stuff categories.  Hopefully, as … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Almost Kindergarten

I bet some of you will be surprised to learn that J. and I took the boys out for dinner – -to an ice-cream place. Okay, so it was Pinkberry…the very Crunchy Hippie Intellectual foodie version of ice cream.  But … Continue reading

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