Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Cheapskates go to Chicago…

…and they have a great time! We wanted to go to Chicago without spending an arm and a leg.  Although we’d agreed that it would be “fine” to “spend money” on our vacation, in the end we didn’t spend too much, and … Continue reading

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The Garden in Drought – and Weeds

It’s been days, maybe weeks, since it really rained.  This is taking a toll on the garden.  So are moles (tunneling under plants and leaving the earth ready to collapse), and nameless bugs eating delicate leaves.  Nevertheless, the weeds are … Continue reading

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Claire Dreams of Sushi

Just not the fish kind!   Last week my son and I wanted to buy sushi/nori rolls at Whole Foods Market, but we weren’t convinced they were gluten-free.  (It turns out the rolls themselves are, although the tamari in the … Continue reading

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Besides the Vegan and the Gluten-Free, What Else Do We Need to Consider?

The heat, of course!  It’s really, really hot.  Waaaay too hot to stand in front of a grill.  Debatable about the oven, although we did bake some “flatbread” yesterday evening, from my favorite Mark Bittman recipe.  (It uses chickpea flour … Continue reading

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Here’s How I’m Spending My Summer Vacation … So Far…

Technically, I have been on vacation for two days now.  I’ve “sort of” been on vacation for a week, though, if you think of “no kids at school, only meetings and packing up” counts as “not working.”  However, on Friday … Continue reading

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Mad City Vegan Fest

  Yesterday I went to the Mad  City Vegan Fest.  First, however, I went to a Bar Mitzvah for one of my old students, ASG.  It was remarkable because of the particular student and his family – we had all … Continue reading

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School’s Out For the Summer!

Come on, sing it with me.  You know you want to.  Today was our last day of school – for the kids! (Teachers have meetings all next week.) We packed up the classroom, played games and shared our favorite memories … Continue reading

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