When preparing for a picnic to go with the NC Symphony’s outdoor concert entitled Havana Nights, I knew just what would be perfect: classic Cuban Sandwiches. While these sandwiches do not come from Cuba itself, but were instead developed by Cuban immigrants transplanted to Southern Florida, they are much more picnic-friendly than typical Cuban dishes … More (Mostly) Meatless Monday: A Cuban-Themed Picnic
While eating more plant-based food is one great way to reduce your carbon foodprint, another is making sure you eat all the food you’ve got. Government estimates say that 30-40% of all food produced in America gets wasted, which means that all the energy, water, and land use resources used to raise that food get … More Meatless Monday: Use-It-Up Version
As I stated recently, I think it helps to feel empowered when we are shut in by continuing to abide by other things we do to help ourselves and others. For me, one of those things are Meatless Monday (although, to be honest, it’s not always on Monday for me). I’ve been doing this for … More Meatless Monday Quarantine Recipe
For all of us who are living under quarantine or governmentally-mandated stay-at-home orders, there is still something we can do today to demonstrate our commitment to the environment. At 8:30 local time on Saturday, March 28, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other conservation organizations are asking for businesses and individual to turn off all … More Turn off your lights at 8:30 PM tonight for Earth Hour
Since it has been a reflective holiday, I’ve been reconsidering our 4th of July traditions. Now that my son is older, this holiday has less activity around it. I used to spend the day teaching him about the significance of the 4th of July, often watching the musical 1776 with him or some other aspect … More Rethinking Holiday Traditions
This wonderful month of April is coming to an end, and so is National Poetry Month and the official Week of Action follow-up to April 22nd’s March For Science. However, there are still plenty of opportunities for those of us who would like to see our governmental policies based on science instead of….well, let’s just say … More Celebrating Women as the Original Scientists
Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day! If you aren’t familiar with this annual event, it is one of the celebrations of poetry organized by the Academy of American Poets as part of National Poetry Month. The concept is simple enough for anyone to participate, even if you haven’t been planning for this for days as … More Happy Poem In Your Pocket Day!
Do you like dragons? It appears that most of us do, since current books, movies, video games, and apps are awash with these fantasy flying creatures. But did you know there are real dragons living on our planet? Well, at least there are actual animals called dragons–the Komodo Dragon, also known as the Komodo Monitor. … More There Be Dragons Among Us