I Have Re-discovered Waxed Paper

I’m the chef around my house… I enjoy cooking. And I make sandwiches for my husband five days a week. But being the environmentalist that I am, I hate wrapping them in plastic. Every time I use a plastic bag I think about the horrendous video I watched on Facebook about seabirds who ingest our cast away plastic bags and tons of other plastic items. Even though I recycle bread wrappers, etc., it is still plastic and winds up in the garbage eventually. I bought a big roll of waxed paper for only $1.50 and this morning, the sandwiches wrapped up really well in them. It was kinda fun using it. I looked all over the box for the “ingredients.” I couldn’t find anything. I “heard” that waxed paper is more ecological because it breaks down. I think it’s a step up from plastic and I’m pleased so far. On the box, it had several other uses for it but for now, I think I’ll just stick with a new, old-fashioned way to wrap up sandwiches for my hard-working fellow. (He’s a surveyor in the Sierras… he climbs mountains.)CreatespaceAcornsAndEat'emFRONTCOVER

Suellen Ocean is the author of many books on diverse topics. Her books are available here:  http://www.amazon.com/Suellen-Ocean/e/B001KC7Z78

1950’s Advice For Women

When I was a teenager, growing up in the 1960’s, my mother gave me this advice: “When you get married make sure you comb your hair right away when you wake up in the morning, so you’ll look nice for your husband.” Good advice for anyone, male or female. But here’s a good one I ran across while reading an old essay about homemaking. “Look pretty, even when you are sweeping the floor. You will feel less tired at the end of the day than if you wear drab garments.” Oh… don’t we wish!

Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:

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Leave Recipes Laying Around To See Long After You’re Gone

Never do I feel closer to my mother than when I run across her notes to me regarding cooking. In these notes she praises me for my skill, gives me confidence and guidance, her mothering giving me energy that makes me feel she’s still here. My mother died in 2010 but lately I’ve been running across her notes every day. Her pretty handwriting and the loving thoughts she put into her notes and letters are a gift I did not expect. Thanks Mom.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Poor-Jonnys-Cookbook-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114031

eBook or computer download through Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/260122

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