- "Health Care Now!" http://www.healthcare-now.org/
- "Health Care for All" http://www.hcfama.org/
- "Health Care for All - California" http://www.hcfama.org/
- "Maryland Health Care for All" http://www.healthcareforall.com/HTML1.phtml
Thursday, January 31, 2008
2008 March For the Animals
Sunday, April 20th, 2008
Druid Hill Park
Members and friends of SMPS will walk as a pack, raising money for this fun and worthy event.
Each participant must raise at least $50 to participate – four‐legged furry companions are
encouraged (one dog per participant please). Maximum number of pack members is 25, so it’s first come first serve. Pack members receive a SPCA t‐shirt and a bandanna for your pup. This event also includes a fun‐packed day full of great activities, games, entertainment and demonstrations. 100% of the proceeds from the March go directly toward providing care, shelter, food and medications to needy and unwanted animals in the SPCA adoption center while they wait for new homes. Donations are also welcome!
Deadline for donations – April 18th, 2008 (Checks payable to MD SPCA)
If you’re interested in participating or would like to donate please contact me.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
From the site: "Seeing is Believing and it's Hard to Believe What Inspectors See!
A mouse swimming in the marinade. Flies in the slaw. French fries stored in the garbage. These things really happened – and now you can see them! Healthinspections.com videos show it all...putting you 'on the beat' with America's kitchen cops. From photos of actual violations to interviews with health inspectors, you'll be amazed by what you see happening in your favorite restaurants. So, view the videos - seeing is believing!"
Sunday, January 27, 2008
My favorite place to buy great bread flour: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/ (I also buy the most used flour in bulk from BJ's warehouse).
Buy a refurbished Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer; it's worth its weight in gold: http://www.amazon.com/Factory-Reconditioned-KitchenAid-RRK150WH-Artisan-5-Quart/dp/B0001ZYYQU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1201483845&sr=8-1
For loaves that come out perfect: http://www.amazon.com/Creuset-Stoneware-Deep-Dish-Loaf-Pan/dp/B00007BHZI
The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread (Hardcover)by Peter Reinhart (Author), Ron Manville (Photographer)
The Bread Bible: 300 Favorite Recipes (Paperback)by Beth Hensperger (Author)
I would absolultely recommend a pizza stone and peel also; they come in handy more often than you would think.
High Fructose Corn Syrup Links:
"High-fructose corn syrup: Why is it so bad for me?"
"Does High-Fructose Corn Syrup Have to Be in Everything?"
YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger (Hardcover)by Michael F. Roizen (Author), Mehmet Oz (Author)
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Some other interesting milk related websites:
"Milk, Doing Your Body Good?" http://www.jyi.org/volumes/volume6/issue3/features/lee_and_wei.html
"Does Milk Really Look Good On You? Don't Drink It!"
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
1. The tension is very finicky and I have spent more time unjamming the machine then sewing.
2. The front-loading bobbin is a pain.
3. The self-threading needle option is useless and it's faster and easier to thread it myself.
4. At this rate, I will spend more time on my machine then sewing so I'm going to return it and try out a few other machines. I've killed one sweater and two spools of thread; not good.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Chronicling my adventures in proving that less is more. I'll learn to refashion/recycle clothes, prepare gourmet meals using as many natural/basic/raw ingredients as possible. I'll learn to spend less, live more, and reclaim those things that are truly valuable in my life.