Spinning Straw Into Gold Blog at Allrecipes.com (7/2012)

Spinning Straw Into Gold

Jul. 28, 2012 8:39 am 
Updated: Sep. 9, 2012 2:36 pm
I have to admit, buying my new recycled stainless steel kitchen utensils, responsibly manufactured from countries around the world, and providing a safe and healthy (it’s really healthful folks) environment, fair labor practices, and environmental protection for those who want to live… MORE
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Jul. 24, 2012 7:50 am 
Updated: Jul. 25, 2012 1:43 pm
When I was 12 years old, a new girl moved into the house catty-corner to mine. I took the first opportunity to greet her, say welcome, and went a bit farther in stating that since she was new, and probably didn’t know anyone, I would be happy to be her friend.Her response: “That’s… MORE
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Jul. 23, 2012 12:58 pm 
Updated: Jul. 24, 2012 5:06 am
I think I probably started out as a sipper, on one of many brewery and beer tasting trips we have taken, like the one in Boston where we discovered Brew Moon and were served those little compartmentalized racks of beer sampling glasses and I discovered that I do not, indeed, hate beer. I just… MORE
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Jul. 22, 2012 11:24 am 
Updated: Jul. 22, 2012 11:29 am
Once upon a time, I did consulting for a workers’ compensation (no it’s not workman’s anymore) insurance company on Wall Street. I was marketing safety services to the utility industry, who were the clients of this insurance company.I learned that in terms of safety, Mondays were the days… MORE
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Jul. 21, 2012 5:16 pm 
Updated: Jul. 21, 2012 6:18 pm
Let me start right out apologizing to all of the people who will read into the following some “tone” or disdain for the practice of Feng Shui that are not intended.But, let me also say that I do not practice these philosophies in the manner in which I am sure I would need to do to be approved.… MORE
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Jul. 21, 2012 5:09 pm 
Updated: Jul. 23, 2012 12:52 pm
I’ve always been into chopping. (See March 2009 post: Food). But, what I am chopping these days has become life changing.I owe a great debt to Victoria Boutenko and her book, Green for Life. It’s rare that a book truly changes lives--thinking, beliefs, behavior, which of course is always… MORE
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grand marnier souffle, which my husband and I make together.
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