Monthly Archives: September 2014

Gluten-free Monday: Dermatitis Herpetiformis

So, one collection of symptoms of gluten intolerance is skin reactions–rashes, flaky dry skin, dandruff and breakouts. This includes Dermatitis Herpetiformis, red, raised blistering patches that are itchy and sting when scratched. I get rashes like this sometimes when I … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Bring It Back

This week’s Heartlander is the consortium that is moving forward with the redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station site in London. OK, so I’m not a Londoner, so I don’t completely understand what the Battersea Power Station meant. I can … Continue reading

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A Bit More on “Feminism”

The thing about feminism is, I don’t think even women really know what it means. Does it mean it is bad to get married young and spend your adult life having children, taking care of a family, and “accepting the … Continue reading

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Fight Like a Girl

So, this week’s news in feminism is that Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame gave an impassioned speech advocating for gender equality. The response of some internet troll: He plans to post naked pictures of Ms. Watson that he got … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: Toffee

Hankerin’ for dessert, but the cupboards are sparse? No worries. Here is a quick, simple, 3-5 ingredient recipe for a dessert. (Taken from Super Easy Toffee.) Toffee Ingredients 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter 1 cup sugar 1/8 of a teaspoon … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: The Gaul of It

To Scotland, for considering independence, but sticking with the Union. Eh, sometimes you have to consider your options. Federalism has its advantages, now the populace can play London and Edinburgh off each other for the rest of eternity. Hopefully, at … Continue reading

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The Fragments of Yesterday

The other day, I was fishing through the drawer in my kitchen that contains my recipe binder, looking for a recipe I thought I had in hard copy. My recipe binder is one of those tony, commercial binders with custom … Continue reading

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