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Day 336: Chew

I ate an apple today. At least I think I did. I had to walk cross-campus for a late afternoon meeting. I remember biting into the apple just as I was passing the walkway that leads up to the library. … Continue reading

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Day 328: Vacation

OK, so our long holiday break doesn’t start until tomorrow when everyone comes home from school, but mentally, I think I’m already there. Maybe it’s the post-home-selling decompression, but rather than buckling down to address whatever is the next thing … Continue reading

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Day 321: Recompose

So I’ve been trying to do a little better with food waste. I’m letting go of that fear of not having enough when it comes to family dinner, which means I’m having fewer leftovers. And the kids, good sports that … Continue reading

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Day 313: Peel

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a photo to accompany a blog entry. I kind of wish I had remembered to snap a photo tonight, if for no other reason than to have posted perhaps the most humble and … Continue reading

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Day 283: Roast

I had thought that American chestnuts were a thing of the past. Oh sure, I had heard that chestnut trees were coming back, but I didn’t know that orchards were producing domestic nuts. I am happy to report that chestnut … Continue reading

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Day 269: Feed

I like to cook, and I love to have my family gathered together around the table for dinner. We eat family meals more nights that not, but schedules being what they are, there is always at least one night a … Continue reading

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Day 266: Ration

There’s no denying it: we waste food. I enjoy cooking, and I enjoy family meals. But I am guilty of cooking more than my family will eat in one sitting. Maybe it’s because I’m afraid of not having enough at … Continue reading

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Day 228: Localize

It turns out that our local community really is a local community. There are lots of locally owned businesses, and in fact, there is even a local discount card to encourage folks to buy from local merchants. We also have … Continue reading

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Day 109: Bake

Sometimes as I’m writing these entries, I find myself wondering: how is this making my life simpler? Like now, for instance. It’s well after midnight, and I am waiting for an Easter pie to finish baking. No, not the kind … Continue reading

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Day 80: Purge

OK, today’s focus should be a maintenance activity, I realize–but it seems like our fridge is always overflowing with tubs of leftovers, half-empty pickle jars, and an odd assortment of sauces and pastes that rarely, if ever, get used. So … Continue reading

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