January Pantry Challenge wrap up


Almost week after the end of the January Pantry Challenge, here’s a wrap up… The challenge was undertaken in an effort to avoid wasting holiday food, get the pantry organized, and save money. I’m happy to report that all three of those goals were accomplished! It was actually incredibly easy, and I don’t think we threw out […]

And the winner is…

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…Maggie Dudzik! Maggie will be shipped a free kit of organic tomato products from Muir Glen. Maggie, please send me an email at barton.angela@gmail.com with your street address so I can have it mailed to you ASAP. Congratulations! Here’s what Maggie had to say about Muir Glen tomatoes:  I’d love to win these! I’m usually […]

It’s a Giveaway!

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Readers, I’ve got a giveaway for you! And you know you can trust my recommendation on this product, because I’ve been blogging for over two years, and this is only my second giveaway. And last year’s giveaway was… the same thing, a Muir Glen canned tomato kit. This is the only product I’ve ever accepted […]

Pantry challenge update #2

The pantry challenge has been so easy that I’ve barely noticed it, except that my trips to the grocery store are quicker and I’m spending less money. You can read about the challenge and the plan here and the first update here. The idea is to use up our holiday leftovers while avoiding waste, to […]

Black-eyed peas and greens, vegetarian style

Most recipes for this traditional New Year’s Day dish call for ham, or at least a ham hock or some lard. But last year, I adapted a recipe from my sister-in-law into a veggie version, and it came out delicious. I’ll be making this today, and it will be a good start for the pantry […]

Meatless Monday recipes

Meatless Monday is a nonprofit initiative aimed at encouraging people to give up meat one day a week. Going meatless, even just on Mondays, is better for your health and better for the environment. If you need inspiration, go to the Meatless Monday website for all kinds of great recipes. I also like to bring […]