Archive for August, 2009

Does This Make My Butt Look Big?

| August 30, 2009 | 0 Comments
Does This Make My Butt Look Big?




For some people, parties, barbecues, and dinner parties are wonderful excuses to show off the new dress or handbag. For me, the best part is, of course, the food. However, more than just piling my plate is the comfort and camaraderie of sharing a meal prepared by, purchased by, presented by friends and friends-to-be. Party […]

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Off to Great Places! Off and Away!

| August 27, 2009 | 0 Comments
Off to Great Places!  Off and Away!




All across the country, a newly minted crop of young children will head off to school, en mass, for the very first time.  With their overbearing Dora the Explorer backpacks and lunch pails, 3, 4 and 5 year olds will trek off towards the next major phase in their lives as parents look upon their […]

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Defending Industrial Farming

| August 23, 2009 | 6 Comments
Defending Industrial Farming




If you have been following us for a little while, you probably realize that I support small, local, family farms. I also try to stay aware of how corporate greed has infected our food (Taking Control) and support protecting our family farms (End of Farmer’s Markets?) Like many of you who support eating and living […]

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A Little Junk? In Your Trunk?

| August 20, 2009 | 6 Comments
A Little Junk?  In Your Trunk?




Got a little (or a lot) of unwanted junk in your trunk?  Your ba-donk-a-donk?  Your bootay?  Your boogalie-woogalie? You do?  That totally sucks.  I don’t. Before you screech B-I-T-C-H and threaten to scratch my eyes out, let me tell you what problem I DO have.  Yes, it is true.  I don’t have any extra, parasitic […]

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Table for One

| August 19, 2009
Table for One




Many of you out there are mommies and daddies struggling to find creative ways to feed a a family of two, three, four, five with different tastes and dietary restrictions every day…well, this Zomppa has a different challenge: how to cook for one. Every day. Now, I love cooking for people…on my own, however, the […]

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La Dolce Vita in the Eternal City

| August 17, 2009 | 4 Comments
La Dolce Vita in the Eternal City




I’m just back from having spent 5 days walking around Rome and sitting in cafes sipping on coffees and people watching.  I was lucky to be staying with a friend who is from Rome and so knows the “Real” Rome!  After the mandatory stops at the Pantheon, Colosseum, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, Trevi Fountain, […]

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Ohhhhhhh. Sweet Jesus.

| August 17, 2009 | 1 Comment
Ohhhhhhh.  Sweet Jesus.




During a recent visit to Boston, the number of young children traipsing about the city amazed me.  How did they get here?  Had these miniature homo sapiens always been here? In my past life, you would have easily found me inhaling gimlets (yum) and singing Irish folk songs with the local fishermen at the Black […]

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Happily Ever Laughter

| August 12, 2009 | 1 Comment
Happily Ever Laughter




Unintended consequences are just that – unintended.  Sometimes the best intentions lead to adverse results. For example, the U.S. market-oriented agricultural system seems to be a natural result of Keynesian economy…let those who can compete compete and the weak will simply fall by the wayside…or is it a perpetuation of elite dominance? Let’s look at […]

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Best Little Eater You Ever Saw

| August 9, 2009 | 3 Comments
Best Little Eater You Ever Saw




There are two kind of kids, those that eat…and mine! Our daughter is 3 1/2 and her diet consists mainly of rice, grapes, and oatmeal…my one year old son won’t eat anything that comes out of a baby food jar/container…and he sees ’em coming a mile away. Now, my husband and I consider ourselves to be […]

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Pounding the Pavement

| August 8, 2009 | 4 Comments
Pounding the Pavement




This isn’t a beach story. This isn’t a vacation story. It’s August and I’m at work. Although I suppose I cannot complain when work takes me to Vancouver, British Columbia, for the week. As far as conferences go, this one was quite nice with several rather inspiring speeches about the future. However, sitting in the […]

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