Monthly Archives: August 2014

Heartlander of the Week: Tie the Knot

To Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (Brangelina or Mr. and Mrs. Pitt, or Brad and Angelina Pitt or Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie-Pitt or whatever it is now) for getting married. Because why not? Because maybe after spending my entire … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: Putanesca with Potatoes

So, perhaps you are familiar with the pasta dish, Putanesca. It is a spicy, tomato-based chunky sauce, typically either vegetarian, or with chicken, then poured over noodles. The sauce gets its spicy punch from onion, olives, ground peppercorn, and various … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Retro-chic

To the Guardians of the Galaxy cast and crew, for bringing back the 70s-80s, in all its varigated colors and shades. For those who might not remember, the 70s and most of the 80s were another extended economic doldrum that … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: Watermelon Gazpacho

Looking for a new way to eat your summer fruits? I love watermelon, but admit that I get tired of eating slices and cubes. I’ve dressed the cubes with a crumbly cheese and mint leaves for variety. Then I saw … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Painful Losses

This week. Oooh, the cries of, its only Tuesday, please stop. To Robin Williams—I actually looked up his filmography. Following on Mork & Mindy, he was pretty much in at least one major movie a year for the past 30 … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: The Truth Will Set Us Free, or at Least Leave Us Better Informed

Good news, as of last week, there is officially a federal labeling standard in the United States for the term “Gluten-free”. The standard is no more than 20 parts per million (ppm) in the product. At least one manufacturer—Boulder Brands—guarantees … Continue reading

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Heartlanders of the Week: Meerooooaaw

Today is World Cat Day, thus this week’s Heartlanders are the Cats of the World! Why? Because these fuzzy little cheezburger lovers entertain us with their laserpointer chasing, keep our homes and workplaces free of mice, purr on our laps, … Continue reading

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