#FreebieFriday Farm Sanctuary apron [Enter by 7/2/2015]

I’ve started a new thing on Instagram for the summer: a weekly giveaway. Last week’s giveaway was Lush solid shampoos. This week, it’s an apron from Farm Sanctuary ($20 value). If you’ve ever made a mess of your clothing while baking or cooking and thought ‘I really need an apron,’ this giveaway is for you. Comment with your favorite meal to make for your chance to win. A winner will be picked on July 2nd. (Please note that, while I love my friends everywhere, I can only ship within the U.S.A.) Continue reading #FreebieFriday Farm Sanctuary apron [Enter by 7/2/2015]

In defense of VEGA

Considering all the health articles in books and magazines touting the benefits of animal products, one might think vegans are setting themselves up for failure. Something like only 2% of the population is vegan, or at least self identifies as such. For all that literature, for all those people, meat-eating doesn’t appear to be any golden ticket to health. If I paid attention to most magazines, I’d feel inadequate. Likewise, if I listened to the people who listen to these magazines. One of the recurring questions I get is, ‘Do you take supplements?’ It’s posed as a question, but it … Continue reading In defense of VEGA

Landscape dotted by life

My dad kept telling people about my childlike glee my first morning in Ireland. I looked out the window in Donegal, out to the mountains dotted with sheep. ‘There are sheep outside my window,’ I told him. It was pretty awesome. They we’re commercial sheep, free to roam around their owner’s land, but not really free. The spray paint on their backs indicated their owner. The same went for the cows; different breeds, but all had the recognizable tag in their ears. Still it was refreshing to see them. Ireland is very vegetarian-friendly, but that still includes the use of … Continue reading Landscape dotted by life

Getting down in Donegal

When you’re getting used to driving on the opposite side on smaller roads and while raining, add a little leeway time. The running joke as we headed out of Dublin became ‘if it feels wrong, it’s right.’ We ended up at our destination in Donegal after 11 our first night. After chatting with our kind host and hostess until the turn of the day, we headed off to bed. As I went to sleep, wondering about the what they day would bring, I pretty clearly saw a Clif bar in my future. To my pleasant (ok, really happy) surprise, I … Continue reading Getting down in Donegal