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Be a Bag Lady

Dear Friends: In 2015 the English government introduced changes to retail stores: customers were required to pay 5 pence (about 5 cents) for a single use plastic shopping bag in […]


Dear Friends: Want a different kind of snack? We have always had Veggie Chips and now we have Cucumber Slices and Beet Chips. These are vegetable “potato chips”. (Period in […]

Stuff to Carry Stuff

Dear Friends: We have new lunch stuff. Weird things to carry food stuff so they make the journey in one piece and without becoming mush. These come in bright colours […]

Another Garage Sale

Dear Friends: I think there is a stage in our lives that few people recognize until you are in the throws of it – getting rid of junk. It seems […]

Creamy Brussels Sprouts

Dear Friends: Just a reminder: Thanksgiving is coming! Are you in charge to prepare everything or just one dish? There are always Brussels Sprouts for Thanksgiving and Christmas and usually […]

Bread is back!

Dear Friends: Starting this Friday we are going to carry Hildegard’s Bakery bread and treats! Their bread is what is sometimes referred to as “Artisan” bread, a term I think […]

Nip in the Air

It is official: fall is on its way! I am now walking in the morning wearing a turtle neck t-shirt and occasionally pulling the sleeves down to cover my hands.