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First, let me make it clear I have nothing against people who choose to eat vegan. What other people want to eat is none of my business. I just with the rest of the world would return the favor. Let me check my news article sites. Hmm. Why I should be a vegan. Why the […]

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Today’s post is about a special interest of mine – edible landscaping. This is the philosophy that everything you plant should produce food. Want to plant a tree? Make it a fruit or nut tree. There are many shrubs that produce berries. There are loads of very pretty flowers that are edible. Even if you […]

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Do you live near a university? Don’t assume that if you are not a student, that they have nothing to offer you.

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Poor Husband and I have declared war on our house. We have lived here for over twenty-five years, and it shows.

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Part of my budget-stretching efforts included finding a good butcher shop.  A lot of people don’t realize that there are places like the Tampa Steak Company around.  Most of their business is wholesale to restaurants, small grocers and catering companies, but they also have a retail counter. I have a medium-sized chest freezer, and with […]

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I suspect that if I made this post a long rant on the ever-lengthening Christmas season at every retail store in America, I would get a lot of nods of agreement.  It used to be that Christmas started when Thanksgiving was over.  Thanksgiving has been trampled underfoot, and now Halloween is the kickoff point.  At […]

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Halloween!  What, did you think I meant some other holiday? The house is decorated.  The candy is ready.  … And I’m plague-ridden with a bad cold/flu bug, and so is Poor Rose, my younger daughter.  Poor Gail Junior, however, is still hale and hearty, and will delight in passing out the treats. I didn’t have […]

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Yesterday Poor Husband was laid off from his job.  Like many, he was victim to a business that follows the ‘move up or move out’ philosophy.  If you have been there for a while and you aren’t promoted to management, you get cut.  It was no surprise, since many coworkers who had been there as […]

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Oof.  Sorry for the dry spell, but first my computer went down, then I went down, then I was involved in making some major household changes.  But here’s a bit of what we’ve been doing.   The Poor household is blessed with two daughters, Poor Gail Jr. and Poor Rose.  Poor Gail Jr., being a […]

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I love oddball cookbooks. Reprints of eighteenth century housewife guides, recipes from Martha Washington’s kitchen, Shaker cookbooks, I love them. I also enjoy modern cookbooks with an unusual spin. At the library I stumbled across The Unofficial Downton Abby Cookbook. I haven’t watched a lot of the show, but I enjoy its theming. For a […]

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