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Eggs – Polish Style

We call our decorated Easter eggs, the Polish eggs;  As it was my Dad’s family’s tradition and manner of egg decorating that we have been practicing every Easter since I can remember.  It is a bit of an art form that has always been a highlight of our Easter celebrations, and now as we pass on the tradition and craft to our children, it has a new appeal that somehow intermingles nostalgia with newness, awe, and wonder.  It’s funny how… Read more »


If you happen to live in Huntsville Alabama then there is no question what kind of allergies I am referring to, as it is the primary topic of conversation this time of year! I have no data to support my next statement, but am going to go ahead and declare Huntsville Alabama the Pollen and Allergy Capital of the WORLD!  It has to be true.  The allergy problems here are seriously epic.  The pollen count yesterday was (according to one… Read more »

The Stomach Bug

I mean really, I could do without EVER having that again…but the mere fact that it’s existence is not going to go away gives me a case of the cold, paranoid sweats.  Agh! So not only did the stomach bug*commence a day and half before we were leaving for New Orleans for a fun weekend adventure with the kids… to be followed by a week off school for Spring Break (in a cold Alabama).  It was also a week and… Read more »

Beer Good.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, I thought that a nice little segment on the virtues of beer was in order.  Wine tends to get some good press in the “can be healthy” category with all of it’s flavanoids and antioxidants,  but what about beer? Clearly, not made from grapes, but fermentation of barley must have it’s perks too right? Right!!! One to two alcoholic beverages per day (beer falls into that category) does appear to have some… Read more »

Chia Seeds

Super food or little grass pet? As I began hearing more and more about the chia seed, I was sure we were not talking about the same chia from the Chia Pet of the 80’s and 90’s.  You know the one with the earworm commercials…ch-ch-ch-chia!  If by chance you are too young (or too old)to remember, Chia Pets are terra cotta pots in the shapes of animals that you spread chia seeds on, and then they spout a grassy “fur”… Read more »

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