One of the themes for May here at Simple Living Media was community, so I couldn’t let the month end without a discussion of community supported agriculture, or CSA. Many of you are probably already familiar with CSAs, but hopefully you’ll be inspired to learn more about CSAs, join one, or (why not?) even start one.
You’ve all seen them. Reusable market bags seem to be everywhere these days. Every time I am standing in line at a checkout counter, there they are – reusable bags emblazened with the label of the particular chain store.
I met a woman this past weekend that has a reusable market bag in every color to ensure that her bag matches the outfit she happens to have on that day. Hmmmm…something just doesn’t seem right about that. Does it? But truth be told, if you were to bring all of your weekly groceries home in reusable bags, you would need at least 10 bags or so. And that is an extra $20-30 spent just on market bags.
But for DIY’ers out there, you can reuse old t-shirts to make your own market bags for almost nothing!
“What kinds of sweeteners do you use?” People ask me this food question more than any other. In a world with so many choices, navigating our way through all the “healthy” sugars out there can cause confusion.
Many products proclaim themselves “natural” or “raw” sweeteners, despite the heavy processing involved in their production. “Raw” sugar stands as a favorite example; most producers take processed white sugar and add a bit of molasses for color! Today, I want to share with you a favorite, versatile, and genuine sweetener.
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“It’s time to run out the door to practice/church/Grandma’s house and you need to grab some snacks for the car, fast. You open up the cupboard and . . . all you see are ingredients.”
Isn’t that the truth? Those words above are the opening lines from Katie Kimball’s new eBook, Healthy Snacks To Go. I have been in that very situation more times than I care to recall. While I’ve become pretty skilled at meal planning and cooking from scratch, snacks always seem to catch me off guard.