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Teaching Kids About Food and Plants: Grow Sprouts in a Jar

April 28, 2014
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Teaching Kids About Food and Plants: Grow Sprouts in a Jar

Teaching kids how to grow sprouts in a jar combines several wonderful lessons:  It is a hands-on exploration of the life cycle of plants.  It is a practice in patience (though one well paced for young pre-schoolers since there are new results every day).  It provides practice for following simple directions.  It instills responsibility...

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Review: Fahrenheit 451

April 7, 2014
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Review: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury My rating: 4 of 5 stars It is no surprise this book is a classic. It is thought provoking and continues to skewer our mindless mass media culture with pinpoint accuracy. I’m often surprised when I read similar novels,...

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Mediterranean Pizzas

March 21, 2014
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Mediterranean Pizzas

These individual Mediterranean Pizzas were so easy to make, I’m surprised I’d never thought to try them before – especially considering how much Flintstone loves hummus!  In addition to being fun finger food, these are vegan (or plant based if that’s how you roll),...

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Review: Nation

March 12, 2014
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Review: Nation

Nation by Terry Pratchett My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is Storytelling. Not just the weaving of a tale, but the construction of world, sweeping the reader/listener through lives and events and journeys. And going above and beyond the plot to fill the...

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Cheater Chai Tea Latte

February 8, 2014
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Cheater Chai Tea Latte

Starbucks’ Chai Tea Latte is one of my favorite hot drinks (one of many).  When the craving hits me at home I have a simple cheat for a mock Starbucks Chai Tea Latte that only takes about 2 minutes to make: Ingredients: Chai Tea...

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