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This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, low-sodium, and (even after all of that) really quite good. You can use raspberries if you can’t get wineberries.continue reading "Wineberry Crisp 2.0, now healthified"
Psst! Would you like a free downloadable cookbook with 5 heart-healthy recipes inside? Here, take two! They’re smallcontinue reading "Low-Salt, Low-Fat, Heart Healthy Freebies"
Wherein an anniversary is observed, links are shared, and a happy weekend is wished.continue reading "Weekend Favorites"
Every year at this time, I take a look at our diet and think about reducing the amount of processed foods we consume. In some ways, the guidelines we now have to follow for a heart-healthy diet have made whole(er) foods meal-planning even more challenging.continue reading "The butter dilemma"
I have two updates for you: 1) Neil’s surgery went well. He is now a cyborg. 2) My hexagon blanket is going well. I had plenty of time to crochet while waiting at the hospital yesterday. Although, I didn’t crochet the whole time. I also looked at the clock and fidgeted. We’ve been having a […]continue reading "Updates"
One of the secret Christmas crafts I made was a rice pillow. Well, actually three rice pillows. I followed Blair’s tutorial, which was terrific, but I made a few changes. For one, I didn’t bother closing up the pillowcase. I didn’t have a problem with the end being open, and I couldn’t bring myself to […]continue reading "Of rice pillows and surgeries"
I just put a batch of hooks in the oven to cure, and I figured I would take this opportunity to share with you something else I recently put in the oven that is not polymer clay, but actual honest-to-goodness edible food. This time of year, there is always a little bit of buzz in […]continue reading "Pumpkin (or Banana Maple) Muffins"
Today is Neil’s birthday. After the summer he’s had, I wanted to do it up big for his birthday. I think I’m pretty good at providing a festive atmosphere and well-loved gifts for the boys’ birthdays, but Neil’s birthday has never really been as successful for me. Maybe it’s because we don’t usually have a […]continue reading "And Many More: a heart-healthy birthday cake"
Neil was released yesterday, and (for a nice change of pace) he is still here No middle-0f-the-night emergencies this time, thank goodness. He had cards to read, and a box full of fun get-well presents (including this pinwheel) to open. And I, as has been my custom for the last few weeks, had copious amounts […]continue reading "Home!"
And a whole lot of wishes for good health. I think Neil might like our new family room decoration when he gets out of the hospital. It’s simply a length of baker’s twine with a slip knot at each end, held up with thumb tacks. Easy but effective! The kidney stone is still hanging in […]continue reading "Baker’s twine and push pins"