Happy November! After a half awesome (Democrat representation from Oregon, legalization of marijuana and prevention of a “top two” primary), half disgusting (Republican takeover including the evil that is Mitch McConnell, insanely narrow margin of defeat on our GMO labeling measure) election, it’s back to real life with new client work keeping me busy, and the cooking of lovely warming foods! Ahh, the first kale/white bean/sausage soup…
Here’s what else popped onto my radar this week….
* It’s going to be my first Thanksgiving where I’m responsible for making the bird! So with that (and happily, my hubby’s discount), we ordered our uber-sustainable Champoeg Farms pasture-raised turkey. We’ll be making a combination of family recipes, comfort food favorites of mine, and a couple of Dan’s requests.
* Are you an egg lover like me? These reminders of the 5 Common Mistakes When Making Scrambled Eggs were pretty awesome. I’m always grateful the 2013 elimination diet did not wipe out my ability to eat these lovelies 🙂
* And speaking of favorites, with the chill in the air we made our first batch of hot cocoa on the stove this past week. Rachael Ray’s Almond Hot Chocolate, to be specific. I recommend less honey than is recommended to bring out the chocolatey goodness, and tossing in a cinnamon stick or two if you like the Mexi style.
* As Dan & I have decided we’re going to start trying (yup, that’s babymakin’, y’all) in the spring, I’m having all kinds of great conversations with friends, care providers, and more about pregnancy and all the stuff that goes on during that time. I loved the article All Things Natural Birth: An Interview. We have looked into a couple of places in the area who have Certified Nurse Midwives
* 9 Small Things You Can Do to Transform the Garment Industry – pretty cool. Stuff we know intellectually, but still need to be reminded of!
* And while the Republicans are trying to bulldoze through protesters for KXL and roll back environmental protections, the Pentagon Sees Climate Change as Immediate Security Risk. Maybe that will finally spur positive change?
“Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.”
~William E. Gladstone, 1866