Alma's Latest Posts

Mimi’s Banana Bread

Hi everyone! I just got back from Rhode Island where I got to have my yearly visit with my friend Deb from graduate school. She travels across the state to see me and it’s always a treat to catch up on the year. It’s even more of a treat to pick up right from where we left off. Sharing life’s stories, the good and the bad, with people you love are what it’s all about,

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Focus in the Kitchen

Hi everyone! Many of us have been attending separated family detainee protests this week and making donations to help all of these families in need. It can feel like we have no control over our world, does it not? It’s very hard to feel so helpless when attempting to improve the plight of so many but it’s important that we take control of our home lives before we attempt to help others. For this reason,

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Easy Shrimp Stew

Hi everyone! I’ve been providing cooking lessons for the last 6 months with someone in the City who has not had an opportunity to cook his whole life. Why? Because he was wrongly incarcerated for 30 years. Yes, you heard me, 30 years. Thanks to the Innocence Project,  he now has an opportunity to live out the rest of his life doing what he wants and one of those things is to learn how to

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Vegetarian Diets and Transcendental Meditation

Hi everyone, I met a really cool woman recently who helped me make the decision to try a vegetarian life style for…a month. I  actually took it even further and was a vegan for a month to see if my cholesterol went down but then forgot to check my cholesterol. I stopped the vegan month when my husband made me eggs and chicken sausage for Mother’s Day breakfast. I promise to try again soon. In

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You GET to Do the Dishes!

Hi everyone! When I am overloaded with work at home, I get stressed. I know I am very fortunate to have a dishwasher, the first in my life having grown up without one, but I feel like a lot of my days are spent emptying and loading it. I can’t STAND loading and emptying and my husband is always annoyed with me for how poorly I load it. It’s a 20 year argument. My feeling

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Caregiving, Disability and Delicious Food

Hi everyone! I want to wish everyone a belated happy mother’s day! Instead of burdening Brian with the obligatory mother’s day post when we were crazed with many events this weekend, I am , in its place, posting a beautiful piece by a new friend who is inspiring. I hope all moms get to have a support in their life like Dave. Our caregivers are very important. It sounds like Charlene is still supporting him

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