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June Food Stamp Challenge: Hunger And Shame

June Food Stamp Challenge: Hunger And Shame

If you can’t tell from my obsessive knitting, my love of mahjongg or the fact that I drink a hot beverage with every meal, I was born to be a little old lady. Which is probably why I enjoy reading Time Goes By, a blog about aging. Or maybe it’s just because Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist […]

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June Food Stamp Challenge: Eternal Hamnation A.K.A. The Salad Of Destruction

June Food Stamp Challenge: Eternal Hamnation A.K.A. The Salad Of Destruction

I’m working at my friend’s clothing store this weekend, so today my lunch was paid for by the boss’s husband. Yay! It was another delicious panini sandwich. I’d brought coffee with me to get me through the morning crush and then just made tea from my emergency caffeine stash of tea bags that I always […]

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June Food Stamp Challenge: Two Degrees Of Foraged Fruit A.K.A. Turning Compost Into Fancy Hooch

June Food Stamp Challenge: Two Degrees Of Foraged Fruit A.K.A. Turning Compost Into Fancy Hooch

This morning, while waiting for my doctor’s appointment, I struck up a conversation about gardening with a guy in the waiting room. When I mentioned that I had huge loquats this year because of the bees, he mentioned that he makes a “mock amaretto” liquor by soaking the sun dried pits from his loquats in […]

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June Food Stamp Challenge Update: Harvest Of Pain

June Food Stamp Challenge Update: Harvest Of Pain

In my effort to stock my pantry with free foraged food, I went back over to Sue’s house today to help her harvest her honey. Last weekend we’d placed an escape board between the honeycomb and the brood nest of her main hive to keep the bees off the honey. Which turned out to be […]

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June Food Stamp Challenge: The Beauty Standard of Food Privilege

June Food Stamp Challenge: The Beauty Standard of Food Privilege

I was in the middle of a fruit map-making frenzy, plotting out a free produce tour for not just this challenge, but for the rest of the year as well, when my schizophrenic neighbor knocked on the door. He asked me if I had any yard work for him to do, which I don’t. We […]

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My Bees Love The Wall Street Journal

My Bees Love The Wall Street Journal

This made my father’s entire year. I’m quoted in this article from today’s Wall Street Journal: A Backyard Battleground to Save the Honeybee By ANNE MARIE CHAKER Catharine Reeves is doing her part to save the honeybee. The 49-year-old lawyer from Bethesda, Md., is a newly minted backyard beekeeper. She tends two hives and thousands […]

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Knitting For Beekeepers

Knitting For Beekeepers

Do I have really lazy bees? I’m always accidentally bringing bees into the house because a few bees have decide to use my head as public transportation to get around the yard. It brings new meaning to a beehive hairdo. Bees hate sweaters. No really. I thought this was a beekeeping urban myth until last […]

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