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Frugal Fridays: 5 Ways to Save $1

Frugal Fridays: 5 Ways to Save $1

| August 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Happy Weekend, everyone! It’s been a crazy week here, so I am going to keep this one brief. This is a topic that I love — how to save a little money. Sure, saving a $1 is a small thing, but if you do it regularly, then you could save hundreds or thousands over a […]

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CSA Day: Basil White Bean Dip and Other Tasty Ideas

CSA Day: Basil White Bean Dip and Other Tasty Ideas

| August 18, 2010 | 5 Comments

Last night, a neighbor dropped by as we were starting to sit down to dinner. She took a look at the table and said, “Wow.” Our dinner featured grilled sirloin, which I sliced thin so that we could stretch the portions so that it would feed seven. Then there was Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage, […]

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Frugal Fridays: Writing My Way to Better Spending

Frugal Fridays: Writing My Way to Better Spending

| August 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

When my friend whipped out a little notebook and started making a notation after blueberry picking last month, I quizzed her on what she was doing. Turns out, she had her own spending diet going on, and was keeping track of every cent she spent in that notebook. I was intrigued. She said that the […]

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Cooking for Kids: “Baked” Potatoes on the Grill

Cooking for Kids: “Baked” Potatoes on the Grill

| August 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

When I was a little kid, I dreaded having baked potatoes with dinner. It got to the point where I would audibly groan at the mention of them (how awful, right?). There was just nothing about them that I enjoyed. I’ve never been a fan of sour cream, and melty butter on semi-mashed potato doesn’t […]

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Frugal Fridays: Beach, Garden and a Confession

Frugal Fridays: Beach, Garden and a Confession

| July 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

Thank goodness for Fridays … My Spending Diet: No one ever wants to have to admit that they aren’t doing well. But folks, I haven’t been doing well with My Spending Diet. I took last week as a fluke … I was rusty. But this week? There was no mistaking that I’ve slipped. A lot. […]

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Grilled Radish Packets Recipe

Grilled Radish Packets Recipe

| July 20, 2010 | 5 Comments

Growing up, I always picked radishes out of salads. To me, they were a garnish that shouldn’t be consumed ever. The fierce peppery-ness just didn’t appeal to me at all. But then, a few years ago, I tried Balsamic Sauteed Radishes and it was a complete revelation. The peppery taste of the little, hard, red […]

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Frugal Fridays: Free Smoothies and Getting Back into the Swing

Frugal Fridays: Free Smoothies and Getting Back into the Swing

| July 16, 2010 | 2 Comments

Happy Weekend! We have big plans for pickling cukes from the garden and picking tons of berries this weekend … what about you? But before we shove off to have fun, here’s how things went this week … and how you can save. My Spending Diet: Sigh. After weeks of not reporting my progress, it […]

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CSA Day: Caramelized Onion and Kale Salad and Other Great Ideas

CSA Day: Caramelized Onion and Kale Salad and Other Great Ideas

| July 14, 2010 | 3 Comments

Welcome customers of Shortt’s Farm CSA! Scroll down for a delicious Caramelized Onion and Kale Salad recipe and other fabulous recipes to use today’s produce. Last summer, on a clear August evening, my cousin popped over to my house and dropped off a container of a delicious, refreshing curly kale salad made with whisper-thin red […]

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Mustard Greens and Beet Greens Salad Recipe with Herb Vinaigrette

Mustard Greens and Beet Greens Salad Recipe with Herb Vinaigrette

| July 13, 2010 | 3 Comments

When mustard greens appeared in my CSA box last week, I didn’t even have a chance to groan before my beloved farmer told me to just try them. My farmer knows me well — anything with the word ‘mustard’ in it is sure to send me packing. However, I do believe in trying everything once, […]

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Cooking with Kids: Smoothies!

Cooking with Kids: Smoothies!

| July 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

If there is one thing my kids love, it’s options. So, when I suggested that we make our own smoothies this afternoon, they were both totally psyched. We were in the grocery store when I mentioned it and Will’s reaction was priceless. “Smoothies? Really?!? Yay!” Then, when they saw the array of ingredients spread out […]

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