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Another Hapless Birthday

By Cindy Bishop on 04/13/2010

Another ‘come and gone’ birthday has just rolled by. Once you’ve successfully hurdled the mid-century mark, who wants to celebrate, right? (I have to admit, I haven’t been aging as gracefully as I’d hoped). Well, yesterday I realized something.  I miss the celebration that was once so much a party of my birthday. I’m still a bit of a stranger in paradise, here […] Read more »

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Is Your Child’s Hot Lunch A Hot Mess?

By Cindy Bishop on 04/06/2010

Remember your favorite hot school lunch? For me, it was a toss up.  Mashed potatoes and hamburger gravy, as the main entrée (with a side of salty, buttered dinner roll), and Hamburger Day!  I admit, I don’t recall much in the way of vegetables or fruit, but I’m sure they were represented – somewhere.  Of course,  J.E.L.L.O! It’s not news that many are pointing […] Read more »

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It’s Not Nice To Label…Or Is It?

By Cindy Bishop on 03/30/2010

With the Obamas on the healthcare case, Americans may find themselves thinking twice before ordering a Frappuccino or coffee cake at Starbucks. Buried deep within the Presidents health care reform bill there lays a mandate which requires big food chains to come up with the goods on their goods. This new federal law obligates restaurant chains with 20 or more outlets […] Read more »

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Maple Syrup: Not Your Mama’s Mrs. Butterworth’s

By Cindy Bishop on 03/23/2010

Spring has sprung in Vermont, and that means its maple syrup time. When the temperatures get warmer, the sap starts to run. And that means hundreds of maple sugar-daddies (and sugar-mamas) begin the mad rush to tap their maple trees in order to capture every delightful drop of amber-y goodness! Typically maple syrup is categorized as a simple carbohydrate, but […] Read more »

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