This recipe came from a blog called Seasonal & Savory, which no longer exists--that's why I'm posting the recipe here! There are many recipes for Gallo Pinto online, but none of them seems to be quite like this recipe that my family has been enjoying for years. One thing we like about it is that … Continue reading Gallo Pinto: Red beans & rice with carrots
The same wristwatch has measured all my time as a mother.
Peach deodorant. Tom's of Maine deodorant. Blueland foaming hand soap. Blueland dishwasher detergent. Blueland dishwashing powder. Seventh Generation toilet bowl cleaner.
Oona Out of Order. Dear Ijeawele. The Children of Willesden Lane. The Family Upstairs. Suburban Nation. Happy City.
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The Last Anniversary. Dominicana. A Student of Weather.
Lentils are nutritious, versatile, affordable, environmentally friendly, and shelf-stable!
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Recipe for a Perfect Wife. Good As Gone. Home from Nowhere.
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. Harmful to Minors. American Like Me.
Guess what I got for Christmas: MORE BOOKS! Here are reviews of ones I've already read: Class Mom. Let's Pretend This Never Happened. Convenience Store Woman. Runaway Ralph. The Tiger's Apprentice. The Enchanted Castle. A Prayer for the Earth.
Feeling discouraged as 2022 begins with record-breaking viral spread? Me too! But here are some things that have helped me keep my spirits up so far; maybe they'll help you, too.
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Some people in 2020-2021 have been acting like masks to reduce the transmission of germs are some kind of new, unproven idea. They aren’t! My family wore them on Christmas 1986, and we knew why.
In the past few months, I've mostly been rereading novels I had read before--most notably, I was already midway through Snow Crash [reviewed here] when Facebook announced its intention to create the Metaverse, so that was chillingly appropriate! Let's hope we don't all catch a brain-stem virus. Anyway, I also read two excellent nonfiction books … Continue reading Growing Sustainable Together, Ramona’s World, and The Vagina Bible [book reviews]
If you've been sticking close to some other place on Earth, maybe a little photo journey to the exotic North Side will be just the refreshment you need to feel less trapped!
Throw together leftovers from different meals to create this quick, vegan lunch in a bowl!
No Flying in the House. Ribsy. You Learn by Living. The Searcher. The Other Wes Moore. Still Life. Glass Houses.
Grove Collaborative continues to expand its range of environmentally friendly cleaning products, including some items now available at Target stores. After 20+ years' experience going greener, here are my opinions of some Grove products.
The Forgotten Door. Mary Poppins. The Darkest Hour. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. At Home in Mitford. The Midnight Library. The Glass Castle.
After our local public school buildings had been closed for more than a year, we opted to keep our kids home for another two months. Why? Will this be a setback in their education?