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Foraging in Parking Lots

Foraging in Parking Lots

The other day, we needed a paper clip for a packet of school forms. We searched through the jam-packed kitchen drawer that serves as our all-purpose storage area for anything we can cram in there, to no avail. We found a lot of things – the dogs’ vaccination tags, AAA batteries, a compass, a light […]

My Love Affair with Death, and How It Ended Well.

My Love Affair with Death, and How It Ended Well.

I wrote this to read during our chavurah‘s Kol Nidre service on Erev Yom Kippur. This was hard for me to write, mostly because I get very self-conscious talking about spirituality; I always feel like I’m churning out a really schmaltzy greeting card that will be adorned with pastel flowers, and maybe a singing bird. […]

Treats Less Plastic: DIY Kettle Corn

Treats Less Plastic: DIY Kettle Corn

Yes, you can make your own kettle corn at home, no special equipment necessary, no heroic clean-up measures required. Buy your popcorn, oil, sugar, and salt in bulk and you’ll avoid all plastic packaging – It’s a Treat Less Plastic! Not entirely a healthy treat, but what’s a childhood or life in general without the […]

Update: DIY Dishwashing Powder

I’ve tinkered with my DIY Dishwashing Detergent a bit.  My first few dishwasher loads were lovely, but then something happened and my glasses started to come out with a dusty white film. I’m all for life less plastic, but I want clear glasses, too. What to do, what to do. Reducing the amount of dishwashing […]

Sweet Corn for a Sweet New Year

Sweet Corn for a Sweet New Year

It’s traditional to eat apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah, to make concrete (and edible) your prayers for a sweet new year. We’re waiting for a chance to pick up some local honey from our friends’ hives once it’s been harvested, and we just picked some apples in a friend’s orchard this afternoon. But to […]

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