Monthly Archives: August 2011

Navigating Nutrition Labels

It’s ok.  You’re allowed to judge food by it’s label.  I remember the sugar-coated days of when I didn’t have the know-how or  just didn’t want to know what was in my pre-packaged food. I went ahead and bought it anyway, … Continue reading

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Basil Pesto

Pesto is great on pasta, in wraps, as a spread for crackers, etc.  You can even put a little in a decorative jar, tie it off with a ribbon and give as a hostess gift!  So, everyone should have a pesto recipe … Continue reading

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Do we have electricity?

Monday, when my post for Mondays at Maywood is due, I will either have electricity or not.  I will either be dealing with lack of power, fallen trees, and water where it shouldn’t be, or I will be calmly observing … Continue reading

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2011 Maryland State Fair Give-A-Way

We are very excited to announce that we are giving away eight tickets to the 2011 Maryland State Fair today!  Two lucky readers are going to walk away with four tickets each. The 130th Maryland State Fair, sponsored by Toyota, begins today, … Continue reading

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Speaking of birds…

Speaking of birds, Kathy Harp mentioned one of my favorite of all times in her recent blog, and I was transported back to a lookout at the top of a small mountain in Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

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A Shop Healthy How-To

How many of us are unhealthy shoppers?  Do you buy on impulse?  Do you go to the grocery store hungry?  Do you buy based on looks?  If you do any of these things, you aren’t being a smart or healthy … Continue reading

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Barbacoa

Who wants some Barbacoa?  You mean BBQ?  No…Barbacoa! Big thanks to one of our readers, Kristina Salko of Millers, MD, for sending this recipe to us.  She’ll be receiving her choice of a t-shirt or mug as a thank you from The Zone!  … Continue reading

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Bird bait or cute caterpillar?

I was sitting at Café Maywood Tuesday morning, enjoying the quiet with my coffee and my journal.  I noticed a caterpillar on a marigold leaf.  So much for my quiet time… “Hey, Harper, come out here and see this caterpillar!” “Wow…it’s … Continue reading

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Save money or Shop Local? Do you have to choose?

For many of our readers, saving money and shopping frugal involves a trip to a local big-box store like Wal-Mart.  I can’t argue that they do have very competitive pricing which is why you will find me there on a … Continue reading

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Sage advice from a patio

If I am going to be a blogger and maybe offer advice from time to time based on the fact that I have been here longer than you or relay a tale or experience you have not heard before, you … Continue reading

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