Author Archives: jamsparrow

What You Don’t Know

I don’t generally wax too philosophical on here, so I hope you’ll forgive me this one time. Five years and a month ago, I drove in an almost trance-like state from North Carolina to Pennsylvania, to be by my critically-ill … Continue reading

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Smoothie Freezer Packs

My weekdays seem to be a blur of crazed days at work and rushed evenings–cooking and eating supper, followed by dishes. laundry and squeezing in a little QT with the Guy and Kiddo. Summers are, blessedly, a bit slower-paced, since the mad … Continue reading

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Southern Snow

The Guy and I are both Yankees, transplanted to North Carolina. Technically that makes us damn Yankees, because we stuck around. The truth is that us Yankees only get a hard time down here if we follow the Yankee stereotype … Continue reading

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

This “make your own” version of taco seasoning takes just a few minutes of mixing and measuring some everyday spices that are probably already in your cupboard. Continue reading

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Time to Weed

The weeds are pretty  high right now.  So high, you probably thought I’d disappeared, right? After all, it’s been 18 months since my last post. 18 months. Hard to believe it’s been that long since my whole world was turned on it … Continue reading

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Ice, Ice Baby: Making the Most of Your Ice Cube Tray

It’s not just for ice anymore. The simple ice cube tray offers a brilliant way to preserve fresh ingredients for later use. If you’re like me and cooking for just two (three when the Kiddo is here), using up fresh … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites: Journey to Real Food

“Friday Favorites” features my favorite great ideas/recipes/etc., from across the giant world wide webs. When you start really trying to ditch processed foods, you start having to think a lot more about everything you put in your body. As I’ve … Continue reading

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Balance!!! Where’s my $^@*% balance?!?1?

Yep, there are definitely some weeds growing in the zen garden. Which is why I’ve been negligent about posting. Here’s the quick synopsis: I’ve been working slowly to eliminate as many highly-processed foods from our diet as possible (ya know, … Continue reading

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Hidden Veggie Tacos

Now that we’ve covered how to make your own taco seasoning (better tasting, cheaper and with fewer chemicals than those little store bought packets), I’ve got a veggified recipe that will make taco nights a little healthier for you and … Continue reading

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Make Your Own: Taco Seasoning

This “make your own” is so easy and so much better and cheaper than the store bought version, I can’t believe that I never tried it before–especially after I turned a packet of taco seasoning over to read the ingredient … Continue reading

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