Category Archives: The Simple Living Experiment

Master Food Preserver Certification

You may remember that last year I experimented with the wonders of food preservation by canning homemade salsa and strawberry jam. We finished off the 3 pints of salsa in just over a week, and since learning how to make my own jam, … Continue reading

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Hunger Awareness Challenge: Post-Challenge Reflections

Last week I wrote about my attempt to spend a week living off the equivalent average food budget of a Haitian. To recap: with some fancy math, this works out to be $34.33 because our cost-of-living is so much higher. … Continue reading

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The Way of the Labyrinth

I’ve always been intrigued by labyrinths, but I’ll admit that I’ve also been a bit intimidated by them. While I consider myself to be a spiritual person, walking a labyrinth seemed to be a bit like trying to engage in … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese, Shrimp & Veggie Pizza

One of my goals for 2011 is to make more food from scratch. Seriously, there are so many added preservatives, pesticides and hormones in a lot of store-bought food, I believe in being aware of everything I’m consuming. For New Year’s Eve … Continue reading

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Shrimp & Butternut Squash Risotto

Being a foodie, one of my favorite things about fall is butternut squash. Last year around this time I made an excellent vegan recipe for Apple-Pumpkin Risotto with Carmelized Onions, taken from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s ‘Nickel and Dined’ column in … Continue reading

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