A Persephone Mix-Tape

Anniversaries are so much fun.  I love the traditional gift schedule:  paper for one year, wood for five, etc.  Many moons ago, I started to make my own, because that’s how I roll.  I don’t remember all of it, I know I chose glitter for one year and ink for four, but the rest is kind of fuzzy.  I never assigned a proper gift for six months, but thinking about it now I’ve decided that “compilation” is appropriate for a half-year. Read More A Persephone Mix-Tape

Food Safety: Do You Use the Smell Test?

A recent discussion at my day job about the “smell test” for milk inspired me to do a little research into the confusing world of food sell-by dates. While I was aware of the somewhat soft nature of sell-by and use-by dates, I was surprised to learn that with the exception of baby food, there aren’t any federal regulations about the dates that go on our food. There are some state-level regulations, but not many. Read More Food Safety: Do You Use the Smell Test?