If you’re like me, you’ve done more cooking during the pandemic than in any recent time period. In fact, for the first time, I got tired of cooking. This list of 19 cookbooks from the Food Tank brightened my day. The cookbooks are full of bright flavors, personal stories, and rich traditional knowledge.
Time is speeding by. It’s already October. Halloween will be here soon. I’ve done some work to get my yard ready for winter: Pulling up spent plants – beans, peas, and lettuce – and spreading straw on the garden where I removed the plants. I also weeded flower beds and put down mulch.
My mom loved birdbaths. She enjoyed growing flowers, and often had a birdbath in her gardens. A couple of years ago to remember my mom on Mother’s Day, I bought one when I was at the co-op garden store. It was an impulse item.
Recently, I went to a dermatologist because I had a skin rash that was getting worse. When I showed it to him, I said it seemed to appear first around a couple of mosquito bites, probably because I’m allergic to them. I showed him my hand where I had three mosquito bites in an uneven row under the knuckles on my right hand.
Since I’m doing a lot of weeding to get my yard and gardens ready for winter, I’m glad that I found several of great new tools to use. The orange-handled tool is sharp and works well for digging out dandelions. It works much better than a trawl.
Dollar General is recalling about 155,000 True Living Sling Loungers. The recalled loungers can collapse unexpectedly, posing an amputation, laceration, and pinching hazard if a finger gets caught in the metal folding joints.
As the result of an Environmental Protection Agency ban on chlorpyrifos on food, it will be illegal for any traces of it to be present on produce or food. Even in small amounts, exposure to chlorpyrifos during pregnancy and early life harms the developing brain.
What can we as consumers do about the future of food and agriculture systems? There’s no one answer, no one starting point, and certainly no one silver-bullet solution, said Danielle Nierenberg, president of Food Tank, a think tank on food.
My garden is in near full production. This year is a good year for zucchini. In fact, I’ll need help in a few days getting them eaten. It’s exciting. Some years, the zucchinis don’t produce. There’s Swiss chard, kale, and collards.
It’s the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial beginning of summer. Here are tips from consumer organizations and government agencies to help you have a safe Memorial Day and safe activities all summer long as you enjoy great weather and being outdoors.