More Walking Can Extend Your Life

“Mom, I need new shoes. It’s been two years since I had new shoes!” my daughter exclaimed as we walked around our neighborhood.  She was about 9 at the time. “I think you might be exaggerating. I bought the shoes you are wearing last fall, so that’s more like six months. Spring is a good…
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Plant A Garden That Excites And Nourishes Your Eyes

The snow is finally melting, so I have begun inspecting our landscape. I want to see if our perennial plants have survived the winter. Usually by this time, our rose bushes are budding, the tall grasses are growing and the lilies are sprouting. I think I see a glimmer of green sprouting, though. As I…
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Unusual Food Storage And Cooking Containers Not Always Safe

“Is it OK to use brown paper grocery bags to prepare snacks? I’d like to use one to shake powdered sugar on a cereal snack. I’ve heard you can cook in them, too. Is that right?” “Is it safe to make omelets by boiling the egg mixture in a Ziploc bag? I want to make…
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Spring Inspires Grilling Season

I am waiting to see for the blooming tulips and crocuses on my way home from work. I am waiting to check whether my perennial plants survived the long winter. Will my lilies poke their green sprouts out of the ground victoriously? Not only is spring a feast for our eyes, but our other senses…
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Time To Spring Clean Your Kitchen?

“I’m getting out of the way. Your mother is in the kitchen,” my husband said to our daughter. I glanced at him and my daughter giggled. “She’s going to make a huge mess for me to clean up,” he added. I took out a few extra pans to make sure I lived up to the…
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