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My fasting baking frenzy

For some reason, every fast day fills me with an overwhelming urge to bake.  This is what I did today: Scone batter.  mmmmmmmmm. Baked yummy blueberry-pecan scones! Next up: Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Honey and Pecans. Then:  Sweet Potato and Black Bean Casserole Finally:  Crunchy French Bread The final product – made into tasty… Continue reading My fasting baking frenzy

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Fast, Healthy Dinner Ideas Good for the Nine Days (and beyond!)

These are some easy, healthy dinner faves which work well during the Nine (meatless) Days.  These are the bare bones recipes; feel free to modify as desires.  Consider them dinner templates. Dinner #1 Elbow Macaroni Sliced Portobello mushrooms, sauteed in olive oil, sprinkled with salt, pepper, turmeric, paprika Hubby sprinkles cheese on his pasta, I… Continue reading Fast, Healthy Dinner Ideas Good for the Nine Days (and beyond!)

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Donna Reed, Bree VanDeKamp, and the concept of wifely duties

I heard an interview with John Lithgow on NPR‘s Around Noon where he mentioned the early retirement of his mother from an acting career because she was raising four children and it was the fifties and that was what was done back then (super-paraphrasing there).  Seemingly innocuous comments like that usually get me thinking about… Continue reading Donna Reed, Bree VanDeKamp, and the concept of wifely duties

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Keeping up with the Moshe

The disaster which was his room was tormenting my organizational side.  The room was hit by a combo of  traveling/holiday/guests/growth spurt/season change.  So basically, it was messy, disorganized and in desperate need of an update. There I was, working, a lot, more than I should have been.  I was trying to keep up with the… Continue reading Keeping up with the Moshe

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Plans and Planning

This is what consumes my day.  Plans, planning to plan, revising plans, feeling guilty about not planning enough, or not accomplishing what was planned etc. There are seemingly little things, like remembering to move the laundry to the dryer so I don’t have to wash it again, or bringing the right color pen to rehearsal… Continue reading Plans and Planning

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How to be green without really meaning to

I’m not that worried about the environment, or my carbon footprint, or renewable energy.  Despite my apathy, I have noticed that I’m doing a pretty good job of being green.  This greenery mainly developed through frugality, or necessity.  Check it out: 1) Walking practically everywhere. Why I do it: We only have one car, and… Continue reading How to be green without really meaning to

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things rattling around in my head at 1:15 a.m.

Well, well, well. Here we are at the end of May. I have a baby and a ridiculously clean kitchen. Sure, those items may seem totally disconnected. And maybe they are. But it’s Motzei Shabbos, and all my dishes are clean, the diapers are on their second cycle in the washer, the floor is mopped… Continue reading things rattling around in my head at 1:15 a.m.