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For my children and grandchildren: My dad, who was part of a selfless generation of men and women who valiantly paid the price for the precious freedom we have.
Chainsaws & Parachutes has taken numerous twists and turns since I began my journey of documenting recipes to accommodate my daughter, Anna’s, food sensitivities. Yet, throughout my quest there remains a constant: in one form or another, it reflects my … Continue reading
Having successfully completed the journey of home-schooling five children, I learn more from my experience as the years go by. A few things continue to stand out… Everybody’s brain is wired in a unique way. As teachers, we present … Continue reading
You may wonder what Wednesdays and gifts have in common, to which I respond “Everything!” The concept of a Wednesday gift is a familiar expression in my family and was purchased at a dear price by my husband along … Continue reading
Being careful to avoid carob for over a year I was greatly surprised to discover “locust bean” and carob are one in the same. A friend shared this bit of news with me which shed enormous light on why … Continue reading
After one year of careful food preparation, my daughter Anna is walking in a level of healing we could barely imagine when we started down the road of modified eating due to food sensitivities. In addition to being more healthy … Continue reading
What a difference a year makes… After an enormous shift in my daughter’s eating along with her willingness to faithfully adhere to dietary restrictions, she is much healthier, her skin is happy, she has considerably more energy, does not require … Continue reading
With autumn upon us, the apple trees jettison over-ripe cargo and fruit flies are seemingly everywhere. But their demise is now assured as a man in the produce department shared the secret of controlling a fruit fly invasion, and … Continue reading
Quality matters when baking with limited ingredients. I used numerous cocoa powders before trying Penzeys’ Natural High Fat Cocoa Powder which gives a rich dark chocolate flavor to baked goods and is a nice addition in recipes. If … Continue reading