Archive for July, 2012

  • American Grown book, American Grown

    Book Review: American Grown

    By on July 31, 2012

    The Kitchen Garden at the White House, begun by Mrs. Obama in 2009, has come to symbolize bringing the...

  • Recipe: Summer Squash & Spinach Casserole

    By on July 30, 2012

      Got a ton of summer squash? This is delicious and a great way to combine the scores of...

  • Poem by Jena Strong: What if?

    By on July 29, 2012

    What If? What if you knew that everything was going to be okay, that something was in motion beyond...

  • Picture Books for Kindergarten

    Good Picture Books for Kindergarten

    By on July 28, 2012

    My niece just finished her first year teaching kindergarten in a top ranked magnet school. Recently, I shopped an...

  • Polly Castor art, Polly Castor abstract art

    Community Painting Project

    By on July 27, 2012

    When I was painting today, it seemed all around me were people salivating to paint. One grandmother told me...

  • Photos of Savoy Cabbage

    By on July 26, 2012

    As you’ve been hearing, our CSA is wonderful.   This vegetable, received today, is an object of art!

  • My New Poem: What Does the Christ Do?

    By on July 25, 2012

    The Christ: wakes us from every nightmare/ removes apathy, terror, frustration and distress/ annihilates distraction, procrastination, and inhibition/...

  • Polly Castor art

    Watercolors Done at the Quarry

    By on July 24, 2012

    One of the things I promised my 15 year old this summer is to take time each day for...

  • Brave movie review

    Movie Review: Brave

    By on July 23, 2012

    My husband is a Pixar fan and he was the driving force behind seeing this film. We enjoyed...

  • Other Photos from Sidewalk Sale

    By on July 22, 2012

    Yesterday I posted photos of people I was cherishing at our sidewalk sale. Here are the other photographs...

  • Photos of People at Sidewalk Sale

    By on July 21, 2012

    Today my daughter and I walked around our local sidewalk sale.  She poured over beaded creations, getting some expert...

  • Easy-to-Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

    By on July 20, 2012

      I have made hard-boiled eggs for years and haven’t had trouble peeling them until recently. I then learned...