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Dinner Table, Great Ideas October 5, 2018

I have finally learned the culinary secret to a hardboiled egg that peels perfect everytime. This has been adult pursuit of mine and I have only just mastered it. I am also stymied by the sheer number of types of eggs now available: caged, free-range, free-run, cage-free and now PASTURE RAISED.  You can even  purchase Mayo with Cage Free Eggs. Apparently the housing of the hen is the heart of the matter. 

The Ethical Easter Egg

Great Ideas March 30, 2017

Easter is the most powerful of  Christian observances. Resurrection Sunday is full of hope and celebration!   After a sunrise church service our children would come home to discover chocolate eggs placed under pillows, on window sills and in the cereal box. As the children grew scavenger hunts with prizes of clothing items and books became part of the tradition along with solid milk chocolate bunnies.  It is the choice of Fair Trade chocolate which I believe is so important.

Fair is the Heart

Great Ideas January 20, 2017

Your heart started beating before anyone knew you were conceived.  It is the first internal organ to be formed and starts beating 16 days after conception. A human heart will beat some three billion times over an average lifespan. Amazing. No wonder the heart is the international symbol for love. The heart is also the most popular image associated with Valentine’s Day.