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5 Uses For Vinegar In the Kitchen

Vinegar is safe and cheap. There might be a hundred ways to use it in the kitchen. Here are five. […]

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Common plasticizer linked to childhood skin problem (Environmental Health News, 9/12/12). A study shows that children with higher prenatal exposures to the phthalate BBzP are at greater risk of developing eczema before age 2. Study links phthalates to asthma (Plastics News, 9/7/12). The Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health in NYC found that children between […]

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Sweet William wears a blueberry smoothie mustache.

Straw, Please!

Sweet William loves his blueberry breakfast smoothies as much as I hate cleaning them up. The mustache is cute, but there has to be a better way to do this. […]

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Is organic food just a marketing scheme aimed at affluent consumers? A Stanford study and the media’s coverage of it indicate as much. Here’s the NYT’s original coverage: Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on Advantages of Organic Meat and Produce. Scientists “concluded that fruits and vegetables labeled organic were, on average, no more nutritious than their […]

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BPA in Infant Formula

Please sign here to join MomsRising in demanding that the FDA ban BPA from infant formula packaging. More than 200 scientific studies link BPA exposure to breast cancer, prostate cancer, birth defects, diabetes, obesity, and other health issues. Infants are at particular risk because their brains and organs are still developing. BPA leaches from packaging […]

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My fridge is full of GlassLock storage containers, reused baby food jars, and Pyrex.

Three Steps Toward a Plastic-Free Kitchen

Plastic isn’t a great material for storing, cooking, or serving food. Chemicals leach out of it into food, making their way into our bodies. Glass is a safer option, and it’s better for the environment, too. A total switch from plastic to glass probably feels overwhelming, so try a gradual approach, like I did. Here […]

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Sweet William attacks a turkey meatball.

Sweet William’s Eggless Turkey Meatballs

Sweet William is a pretty good eater, but I’m always excited to find a way to slip a green vegetable onto his plate. Here’s my latest success …

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Sweet William pursues the last drop.

This Morning’s Breakfast

This is how I will remember the summer of 2012. I’m going to miss hosing off my children and the furniture after meals.

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