Summer destinations close to home Pages 22-25
Phenomenal women who give back to the community Page 6
Local Food Stop
Bringing Georgiaâ€™s organic farms to your table Pages 20-21
with your beauty routine! Page 26
Travel the world through a tea cup at the Roswell Tea House Page 8
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lovely family farm in Milton provided the perfect location for this month’s cover shoot featuring
and her Local Food Stop CSA volunteers.
quiet onlookers, but the hens inside the barn squawked and fussed when the photographer posed her subjects a bit too
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close to their nests. Thankfully,
photo shoot did not interfere with
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Ever since I can remember, April has
seen strong and growing support, energized
been celebrated as Earth month, with an
by a desire to know where our food comes
emphasis on the big and small things we
from, as well as to minimize transporting
can all do to protect our natural resources
food across the globe. We’ll introduce you
and benefit the planet. Growing up in the
to a local program which makes eating
‘70’s, the movement seemed to gather
locally grown foods easy and affordable,
momentum, spurred primarily by the energy
and you’ll meet the amazing women who
crisis. We’ve moved beyond that initial
focus, for the most part, and now recycling
With higher gas prices, we're all looking
and “being green” are just folded into our
for vacation spots closer to home. Luckily,
Georgia has a wide variety of scenic
In this month’s issue of Northside Woman, we’ve brought you simple actions
destinations, from the mountains to the coast, and we explore a few in this issue.
to take to celebrate Earth Day every
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day. I’m amazed at the many small steps
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that have big impacts, and have already
service and volunteerism have made a
incorporated a few into my day. Bye-bye
real difference in the Northside community.
recycling containers filled with plastic
Their stories are what Northside Woman is
water bottles – I’m trying to reuse and refill
all about – celebrating the many wonderful
women who call this area home.
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all about moms
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Five named ‘Phenomenal Women’ by business group BY CANDY WAYLOCK
that women in North Fulton are doing,”
has evolved into a career for Terry
said Eade. “This type of program really
porter. She has spent more than three
“It’s amazing to see the look of
brings it to the forefront.”
decades working with regulatory and
excitement and wonder on a child’s
face when they eat something that
with water and land programs, and is
they have grown with their own two
currently the environmental education
hands!” she said.
Five area women were honored at a special luncheon on March 9 as “phenomenal Women of 2011” by the North Fulton Express Network of the American Business Women’s Association. For the past six years, the organization has selected outstanding women who live and/or work in the North Fulton area to receive the honor. “phenomenal Women are those who give back to their community everyday in large or small ways. Many times, they go unnoticed for all they do,” said Carol Grote, vice president of programs for NFEN.
Eliza beth Fogartie,
middle school principal The
coordinator for the city of Alpharetta.
Farm to School task forces for other
Chesapeake Bay infused me with a
school districts and is also involved with
love of nature and a need to work to
the Atlanta Women’s Foundation.
protect and preserve the wonderful
has led the school
world in which we live,” said porter.
since it opened in
Though she recently announced
her retirement, she leaves behind a
community, conducts environmental
legacy of excellence that includes
education, offers public participation
opportunities and involves residents
in community stewardship through
Breakthrough School, among others. Individually,
Smeth lives in Marietta with her husband, Mike, their daughter, Elecia,
In her position with Alpharetta,
School of Excellence and Distinguished
Smeth serves on Georgia Organics
volunteerism. “Some of this work is accomplished in association with the Alpharetta
and their three dogs. They will be welcoming another daughter, Isabella, to the family at the end of May.
community volunteer, fundraiser While
“career” has been in the finance and software
been the recipient of many personal
honors, including Distinguished Middle
which is a Keep Georgia Beautiful
Level Educator of the Year by the
affiliate,” said porter. “Seeing the work
National Middle School Association,
accomplished as a result of community
High performance principal by then
involvement is as rewarding as it is
Gov. Sonny perdue and leadership
beneficial to our quality of life.”
never forget where you came from
positions in honorary societies for
said the Chicago native.
Cindy works city a
But her true legacy may be in the
has been a life of volunteering. “I was raised to and to always help others in need,” She took those words to heart,
number of assistant principals whom
As a marketing
devoting her time to fundraising and
Her commitment to environmental
she has mentored and whom have
director for Whole
volunteering for local charities. Suckow
education runs deep. Eade has been
gone on to successful positions as
is the co-chair of the Community
working in the field of sustainability
principals at other schools. The group
Involvement Committee at DataScan
in the North Fulton area for 13 years,
includes Bruce Fraser at Northwestern
including as education director for
Middle, Dru Tomlin at Haynes Bridge
Smeth wears many
Keep North Fulton Beautiful and in
Middle and Lisa Hastey, who was
hats. But the aspect
identifying needs in the community and
environmental positions with the city of
recently named principal at Ridgeview
of her job that she is
distributing funds to serve the mission
Johns Creek. Eade also runs her own
most passionate about is the work she
of promoting education, nurturing
does in the community, especially with
children and families, providing for
area school children.
essential needs and preserving the
Outside of the school building,
Education and Consulting, LLC.
Fogartie is involved in the music
environment,” said Suckow.
Eade recently completed the
program of First presbyterian Church
In the past two years, Smeth
nine-month Leadership Johns Creek
of Atlanta and is a charter member of
has worked with local elementary
program, and now serves as a founding
the Rotary Club of Windward.
schools to provide health and wellness
initiatives to more than 5,000 North
Fulton students, faculty, staff and
winter coat collections and back-to-
school supply drives for North Fulton
member of the Leadership JC Board of Directors. Eade’s team created and installed a community garden in Newtown park in Johns Creek. Eade and her husband, Jonathan, have a son at Indiana University and a daughter at Duke. “I really appreciate the recognition of being part of the phenomenal Women group and am so inspired by the work -- both volunteer and paid --
environmental education coordinator as
position years ago working
bioassays and the monitoring of major pollution
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She has helped break ground
Community Charities, collecting for
on three school gardens in the area,
Toys for Tots, sponsoring scholarships
“Farm to School” program, which
programs and helping with Habitat for
encourages healthy eating habits.
Smeth has also worked closely with Georgia Organics on organizing Farm to School workshops for parents and
Howard, have two daughters.
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goodeats High Tea, Healthy Fare at The Roswell Teahouse BY KATIE VANBRACKLE
to fulfill her dream of opening her own
teahouse. She purchased a run-down 1920s home in Historic Roswell. The
It’s an interesting menu to say
renovations took some time, but the
the least. Where else can you choose
resulting yellow cottage with a white
between precious Eyebrows, Jasmine
picket fence was charming.
The Roswell Teahouse opened in
picked Oolong or Iron Goddess of
2005 as a “wellness teahouse,” which
Mercy? These are just a few of the 100
combines Bourgeois’ love of healthy
different teas from around the world
eating with lessons learned from the
served at the Roswell Teahouse on
skin care industry.
“Our most popular entree is our
Magnolia Street in Historic Roswell. “There are so many choices! It’s
Beauty Booster Salad, which is loaded
great fun to sip and sample,” says
Alpharetta resident Traci pearson, who
antioxidants,” she said. “We serve no
brought 11-year-old daughter Kaitlyn
fried foods and use only olive, coconut
to experience the ritual of high tea.
or sesame oil for cooking.”
Butter is reserved for a few special
pearls are a personal favorite of owner
treats, such as the decadent coconut
and chef Carine Bourgeois.
cake filled with homemade tangy
“The green tea is delicately hand-
lemon curd. Everything is made fresh from
rolled inside individual jasmine leaves,” she explains, displaying the tin full of
tiny green “pearls” which emit an
organics, some of which are supplied
by Local Food Stop (this month’s cover
Bourgeois’ passion for tea began
story). The menu changes throughout
as a hobby during her young adult
the year, depending on what’s in
years, when she was still living in her
native Belgium. While training to
become a licensed skin care specialist,
House Chicken Salad with grapes,
she took evening cooking classes at
pecans and dried cranberries served
the Culinary Institute and spent free
on walnut cranberry bread and the
time researching teas. After moving to
Spinach Wrap panini filled with organic
the U.S. and working in the cosmetics
grilled chicken and goat cheese. Heartier
industry for several years, she decided
nut Curry Rice
1. Served with jasmine rice, edamame and coconut curry cream and a choice of veggies, chicken or jumbo shrimp. $10.95-$12.95 2. Grilled spinach wrap filled with fresh, organic chicken and goat cheese. Served with an organic side salad. $9.95 3. Lemon Coconut cake, Chocolate Overload cake and a cranberry scone with homemade lemon curd. $10.00
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Owner and chef Carine Bourgeois shares her passion for tea and healthy eating with customers at The Roswell Teahouse.
specialties such as Citrus Georgia
Those wishing to have a spot of
Mountain Trout and Vol-au-Vent, a
tea to celebrate the royal wedding
Belgian-style chicken potpie made
of Britain’s prince William this month
with mushrooms and petite turkey
might select the Wedding Tea, an
meatballs served in a hot puff pastry
elegant blend of white tea with lemon
vanilla and pink rose petals.
“It was my mother’s recipe,” says Bourgeois with a smile.
Tea are offered for those seeking an
Vegetarian options are available, and gluten-free items are noted on the menu. All
Tea Lattes and Vanilla peach Iced alternative to traditional hot tea. Afternoon
(reservations only) include High Tea items by
(with soup, finger sandwiches, fruit,
pastries and homemade scones with
choice, and loose tea blends can
lemon curd), Light Tea or princess
be purchased for home brewing. The
Tea (for ages 10 and under). picky
number one seller is the Anti-Aging
princesses who dislike tea may choose
House Blend, a mix of premium white,
hot cocoa instead.
oolong, green and rooibos teas with
the highest amount of antioxidants
extensive knowledge with anyone
and no caffeine. Another favorite is
who wishes to learn more about
the Hot Flash Mama, a green tea and
how teas are grown, processed and
herbal blend which eases menopausal
classified, as well as perfect steeping
symptoms with intriguing ingredients
methods. She offers a Tea Basics
like juniper berries, gingko, raspberry
Workshop several times each year.
leaf, wild yam, passion flower and
Roswell Teahouse guests need not
spearmint. A soothing Allergy Relief
be tea experts, however, to appreciate
House Blend is offered with golden
a healthy meal and a soothing cup
seal, elderberry, nettle leaf, ginger
of…..Magic Moon? Toothless Tiger
root, spearmint and rosehips.
Chai? The choice is yours!
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Hobby with husband puts acclaimed artist on career path Jewelry, glass paintings are specialty of Milton High grad BY CANDY WAYLOCK
she created jewelry pieces using what she calls her “blobs of glass” created from her glass fusing class. “I took my blobs of glass [now jewelry] to my silversmithing class, and my instructor loved them and encouraged me to try selling them at small shows,” said Cann, who resides in Woodstock.
Nancy Cann credits her husband for launching her successful career as a jewelry designer and artist. “We were searching for something that we could do and share together,” said Cann,
She was new to the art of the sale, so Cann sat on the pavement during her first show, without a tent or umbrella, and sold her blobs of glass under a glaring sun. But she made money, was encouraged by the feedback and had taken the first step
a 1981 graduate of Milton High School. “I don't
toward a career in the arts.
really care for sports, and he doesn't really care
In the subsequent 10 years, Cann has
much for gardening.”
gone from the small show with her handful
The compromise came in the form of a
of pieces to nationwide distribution of her
“how to” book from the library that featured
jewelry in well over 30 boutiques. Along
enameled jewelry. After much searching, Cann found a class at the Spruill Oaks Library in Roswell, which taught
the way, she also took over her husband’s workshop; going from one small corner of the basement to the entire space.
fused glass jewelry – the closest thing to enameling
She named her company Cellar Art, using a
that Cann could find locally. While her husband lost
logo of a window with a lantern hanging from it.
interest after a few weeks, Cann was hooked by
The name references where she does her work, as
the process that involved using tiny glass pieces to
well as the time she could generally be found in her
create designs that were then fused in a kiln.
She was already learning how to silversmith, so
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“When my kids were small, I would wait until
COURTESY OF NANCY
ncy Ca resident and artist Na Above: Woodstock s. ce pie elry jew 's nn Left: Some of Ca
they went to bed before heading downstairs and working,” said Cann, whose daughter is now a freshman at Georgia Tech and whose son is a junior at Sequoyah High School. While she found initial success in her jewelry, developing
See ARTIST, Page 15
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shereads Get down to earth with these four books BY KATIE VANBRACKLE My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
email@example.com SheReads is going green this month! Pour a cup of green tea and head to your backyard, where you can sink into a comfy lawn chair, bury your toes in the cool grass and listen to the birds sing while you explore the following books:
Treat yourself to this delightfully funny book written in the 1950s by British naturalist and conservationist Gerald Durrell.
Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. My Family and Other
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life By Barbara Kingsolver
Animals was intended to embrace the natural history of the island, but ended
Popular author Barbara Kingsolver
up as a hilarious account of Durrell's
details the year she and her family
family's experiences, from the many
became “locavores” (those who eat
eccentric hangers-on to the ceaseless
food produced locally) in an effort to
move away from processed, factory-
octopuses, bats and butterflies into
distances using nonrenewable fuels.
This involved moving from the Arizona desert to a small cabin in southern Appalachia to face the joys and perils
Low Country By Anne Rivers Siddons
the land she loves, drawing on an
beings along the way. Garrison Keillor
inner strength to reconsider her role in
and Dave Barry fans will enjoy Bryson’s
society, her marriage and, ultimately,
dry humor as he shares his experience
of America’s beautiful, but fragile, wilderness trail.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail By Bill Bryson Author
of raising their own poultry, growing
When wealthy Caroline Venable
their own fruits and veggies, baking
needs to escape her country club
their own bread and buying the rest of
routine to grieve the death of her
their food from farmer’s markets or other
daughter, she heads to the South
attempting to walk all 2,100
local sources. Kingsolver’s descriptive
Carolina island left to her by her
miles of the Appalachian
writing and sense of humor keep the
grandfather. Peacock Island is a
reader entertained as she makes
beautiful, timeless place of untouched
her case for the economic, social
woods, where wild ponies roam and a
and health benefits of eating locally.
rare Gullah community remains intact.
When she learns that her husband
including a delicious chocolate chip
must either develop the island or lose
cookie made with zucchini (your kids
the company he has spent his whole
a o t to he nd fav e wan up’s story a ers through W Trail from Georgia to Maine. d ro your g h fellow rea it w s Joined by his cranky, ’s book oman ide W s e h s t r a o le gloriously out-of-shape N P eads. She R ntact buddy Stephen Katz, Bryson co , ackle VanBr side witnesses the astonishing Katie h t @ nor editor an.com. landscape of silent forests and o w m sparkling lakes, as well as the
will never know!).
life building, she must stand up for
majestic silliness of his fellow human
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womeninarts 7th annual Alpharetta Arts StreetFest Alpharetta is preparing for an influx of artists from throughout the
U.S. for the seventh annual Alpharetta Arts Streetfest, displaying paintings, mixed media, photography, pottery,
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jewelry, as well as a wide variety of
The children’s area also features
textile artwork. This popular festival
“Going Green” crafts and activities,
will be held April 16-17 from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. on Milton Avenue in
painting and wacky hair designs.
The arts festival will include live
The 87 artists featured in the
music, cultural dancing, and a wide
StreetFest were selected by a jury
array of food vendors from around
comprised of local art professionals.
the area. The events will take place
Artists juried into the show will be
on Milton Avenue between Main
traveling to Alpharetta from New
Street (Ga. 9) and Roswell-Canton
Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Florida, North
Street in the Historic Downtown
and South Carolina, as well as from
area. parking is available at City
Hall, Milton Center (the old Milton
While adults stroll through the
High School) and city of Alpharetta
galleries, children can play in the
downtown parking lots. Admission
“Art in Action Area" and make their
and parking are free.
own artistic creations with clay tiles and colorful glazes.
For more event information, visit www.alpharetta.ga.us.
Artist: Fusing glass and painting Continued from Page 10
the textured matte feel of the glass is
a devoted client list that keeps her
wonderful. It makes you just want to
busy, Cann’s true love is painting. She
reach out and touch the piece.”
finds the jewelry field crowded with
Her glass paintings are now sold in
competitors, but has found a true
galleries across the country, and have
niche in fused glass painting.
brought her industry recognition as
“I was searching for a way to bring the two [fused glass and painting]
well. Cann was a 2011 finalist for the Niche Award.
together, and I found a way to paint
“Even though I didn’t win,” said
with glass, which is really cool,” said
Cann, who previously worked as a
She uses a powdered glass, mixed
“I was in the final five out of more
with liquids and uses that as a “paint”
than 800 nominations, so I was very
which she then applies to a glass
canvas. The painting is then fired in a kiln to create the finished product.
She looks forward to being a part of the Alpharetta Arts StreetFest this
“I call my glass art
a part of the event since its
results in a piece
much like a batik piece of artwork,” said Cann. “Each piece is truly unique. The
different every time,
COURTESY OF NANCY CANN
the crackling effect
ends up being one of my best shows
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Pets of the mont h
Sweetie Pie and Sweetheart are an adorable mother and daughter pair who are up to date with all shots and ready for their forever home. They are currently residents of Castaway Critters Rescue, which is seeking a home to place them together. Sweetie pie is two years old, and Sweetheart is nine months old. Both are affectionate and playful. They love attention and are very curious. They would get along with kids and, in time, dogs. To inquire about these two kitties please visit www.CastawayCrittersRescue@gmail.com.
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Welcome to our new pet feature Please send us your news about rescue groups and vet questions. We will try to answer them and publicize your group!
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Roswell's Day of Hope BY DEBBIE KEEL
with free groceries. One station will offer
CEO, North Fulton Hospital
haircuts. Another will provide assistance with resume writing. Still another tent will
Economic scholars are telling us
give free advice on interviewing. If that is
the recession is now over. Maybe it is,
not enough, there will be a “Kid’s Zone,”
according to their charts and graphs. But
a special place for children complete
in terms of real life, at least in Roswell and
with inflatables and carnival games.
surrounding communities, it is still taking
Entertainment and food will be provided. I am proud to say there will be a
its toll on families -- some whom we know
and some whom we don’t.
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back again this year. What a wonderful
Hospital at the Roswell Day of Hope.
civic and community leaders have put together to give hope and much more to
directions on how to get help for health
those who need it most during this post-
issues that attendees may know about or
those they might learn about. For
April 16, from 1-5 p.m. at Roswell City Hall.
Roswell Day of Hope, please visit www.
Everyone is invited – moms, dads, kids,
unemployed, underemployed, uninsured and underinsured – but mainly those who Debbie Keel is the CEO
The Day of Hope features a wide array
of North Fulton
of tents and stations offering a number
*COMPOSE dangles are not included. Good while supplies last, limit one per customer.
be there for the asking. There will be
them for the days ahead.
Receive a sterling silver COMPOSE post set (a $20 US retail value) with your purchase of $50 or more of PANDORA jewelry, or receive a sterling silver COMPOSE hoop set (a $40 US retail value) with your purchase of $75 or more of PANDORA jewelry.
physicians and nurses, from North Fulton
need an injection of hope, a shot to steel
Gift With Purchase • March 31st–April 17th
That’s why Roswell’s Day of Hope is
The Day of Hope is set for Saturday, www.parsonsgifts.com
of needed services. There will be a tent
Kid’s Creek is celebrating it’s 7th year of helping children reach their potential in North Atlanta. • Physical Therapy • Speech Therapy • Interactive Metronome • Hippotherapy • Handwriting Groups
• Occupational Therapy • Oral Motor Myofunctional Therapy • P.R.O.M.P.T. Speech Therapy • Feeding Therapy • Social Skills Groups
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Christine Hughes, AnnMarie Laramee, Heike Sellers and Debora h Patrick coordinate the weekly CSA bag distribution.
Farm-fresh food is ‘in the bag’ AnnMarie Laramee’s Local Food Stop brings the bounty of Georgia’s organic farms to your table
n organic proents find affordable, locally grow
AnnMarie Laramee helps Nort duce.
BY KATIE VANBRACKLE
Laramee purchases her produce
bundle of fragrant, fresh basil. “Our
organic farmers. Local Food Stop
from small Georgia farms during the
produce never sits on a grocery store
began with Laramee driving around
local growing season (May through
shelf. It is sometimes in the customer’s
to local organic farms and bringing
hands within a couple of hours of
the produce to the porch of a Roswell
antiques store to sell. Three short years
She’s a bag lady and proud of it.
Roswell resident AnnMarie Laramee
organic farms from other states to
spends hours each week filling brown
maintain a good variety of produce in
A recent weekly menu featured
later, she has 1,300 customer names in
paper bags with delicious, organic
the winter months. All items are USDA-
red naval oranges, Gala apples,
a database, and her CSA continues to
fruits and vegetables grown locally
certified organic or pesticide-free.
lemons, kiwi, fresh basil and fennel, red
in Georgia. She acts as a personal
Delivery trucks bring the
shopper for folks on the Northside who
potatoes, snap beans, snow peas,
food to people living in Alpharetta,
“Our produce romaine lettuce, bok directly from the farms to Laramee, choy, red onions, never sits on a who sorts the grocery store shelf. rainbow carrots items and and watermelon It is sometimes prepares the in the customer’s rCau ds ti os mh ee sr s. bags for samehands within a day pickup. could choose six couple of hours of “You would items for a mini being picked.” have to travel to bag ($19.99) or up
Roswell, Milton and Johns Creek.
three or more stores
want to support local farms and eat a variety of organic produce. Laramee’s Local Food Stop CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program bridges the gap between Georgia’s small family farms and your dinner table by offering healthy, affordable, fresh-off-the-farm organic
people who participate in the
and a farmer’s market
to twelve items for a large bag ($39.99).
people who are tired of paying high prices in grocery stores for produce that simply doesn’t taste good,” she said. “They are happy to discover that they can obtain fresh, delicious organic produce in their area for a very reasonable price.” Laramee
for new products to offer her CSA members. Local honey, homemade salad dressings and fair trade coffee are currently offered. Fresh eggs,
program order and pay online at www.
to find the selection of organic
localfoodstop.com, then pick up a
produce we offer in our weekly
England, where the national CSA
bag of farm-fresh foods once a week
CSA bags,” said Laramee. “And on
movement really took hold about 20
Laramee depends on three loyal
at convenient neighborhood host
average, you would pay up to 20-25
years ago. After moving to Roswell,
volunteers to keep the CSA running
sites. CSA members can order week-
percent more elsewhere.”
she began writing for a magazine
smoothly. Christine Hughes, Deborah
“Look how beautiful this is!” she
called Edible Atlanta and made
patrick and Heike Sellers, all Alpharetta
exclaimed, holding up a bright green
many connections with Georgia’s
residents, help out each week in
to-week without making frequency commitments or advance deposits.
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Laramee grew up in New
bread and dairy products will soon follow.
Here's a fun way to use a variety of Georgia-grown produce as well as local honey! Another great recipe can be found on page 38.
The Local Food Stop “bag ladie
s” hard at work.
exchange for a free bag of veggies. The four women have become good friends through the years.
“The quality and taste of this food is not something you can buy in a store,” said Davis. “It
The Local Food Stop pick-up sites are a hub for
reminds me of summers in my dad’s garden, where
community interaction, as people linger to chat
I would pick beans or berries and eat them right in
with the “bag ladies” and share recipes. Laramee
encourages the CSA members to eat with the seasons and experiment with more uncommon foods. Easy coordinating recipes for each produce item are included on the Local Food Stop website. “My husband and I were hooked from the very first order,” said longtime customer Allison Comer.
Lola Nichols said she likes to support the CSA and the local farmers. “I would like to see a lot more of my neighbors give the CSA a try," Nichols said. "I know I want those local farmers and their families around when my kids set up their own homes.”
“I never imagined the pleasure I would get each
Full details on the Local Food Stop CSA program
week from preparing salads using a wide variety of
can be found at www.localfoodstop.com. AnnMarie
vegetables in such vibrant colors.”
Laramee will also have a booth at the city of Milton’s
Customer Laurelanne Davis said the CSA produce takes her back in time.
Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Birmingham park.
From “The Best of Georgia Farms Cookbook and Tour Book," Georgia Department of Agriculture This versatile salsa is good with chips, chicken, pork or fish 2 cups peeled and chopped peaches ¾ cup chopped red or green sweet pepper ¼ cup chopped, seeded cucumber ¼ cup sliced green onion 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro In medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover; chill for up to 4 hours, stirring once or twice. Yields about 2 ½ cups or 10 servings.
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Savannah and Tybee Island
BY CANDY WAYLOCK
Voted among the nation’s top arts cities (as well
as the most mannerly, thank you, ma’am), Savannah is less than a five-hour drive from Atlanta. Once you’ve
With gas prices hovering near
Georgia abounds with vacation destinations
arrived, however, you’ll find yourself light years away
from the bustle of the big city. In Savannah, architecture
“staycation” is looking more
from centuries ago is folded within trendy downtown
appealing to many families
boutiques, quaint eateries and numerous art galleries.
looking closer to home for their
Its eclectic offerings are perfect for singles, couples or
the whole family.
Luckily for Georgians, the
There are nearly 30 tour companies operating within
state offers abundant options
Savannah, ranging from “Midnight Zombie” to garden
for those looking for ocean
to art tours. Enjoy the view from the comfort of a trolley
breezes, mountain vistas or just
something in between to keep
or carriage, or put on your walking shoes for a street-
level view. Check out Explore Savannah tours (www.exploresavannah.
the kids (and parents) happy.
com) which receives consistently high marks for service.
Here are a few destination
Feeling the need for a beach fix? Tybee Island, with its historic lighthouse, is only
ideas, all within a half-day drive
a few miles away. Book an Ecology Trip with marine biologist Dr. Joe Richardson
of Atlanta, which offer up the
and discover the variety of habitats and animals on Georgia’s barrier islands. Trip
best that Georgia has to offer.
time is two hours. ceasurf.com/beachtrips.aspx. Above: Tybee Island beach. Below: Savannah carriage ride .
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The Golden Isles About an hour south of Savannah, you’ll find the jewels of the Georgia Coast - St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Cumberland Island. Depending on your required level of pampering, you’ll find a range of amenities ranging from The Cloister at Sea Island, a world-class resort renowned for its luxury and gracious service, to primitive campsites available on Jekyll Island. Within the islands are more than 180 holes of championship golf, 17 art galleries on St. Simons Island alone and dozens of restaurants, many of which capitalize on the abundance of fresh seafood caught daily in the local waters. The proximity of the islands makes it easy to explore each within a day. However, you will need to make advance arrangements to visit Little St. Simons Island, unless you are a guest at the Lodge. privately owned, only 20 acres of this 10,000-acre island are developed, and access is only by the island ferry. While not a part of the Golden Isles, Cumberland Island is Georgia’s largest and southernmost barrier island, located 10 miles south of St. Simons. Famed for its wild horses that roam the islands, Cumberland is not easily accessible. You’ll need to catch the ferry at St. Mary’s to get to the island, and prepare to do a lot of walking once you arrive. No motorized vehicles are permitted on Cumberland Island. SpECIAL
Top: Jekyll Island Museum. Middle: Cumberland Island. Left: St. Simons Island.
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Above: Downtown Helen.
Right: The Folk pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia in Sautee Nacoochee, Ga.
North Georgia Mountains Tucked away in the northeast corner of Georgia is a cluster of counties that rival the best of the Rockies and serve as the gateway to the Appalachian Mountains. Here, you’ll find opportunities for rafting, fishing, hiking and exploring the state’s natural resources. But the area is not just for the outdoorsman. You’ll also find an abundance of bed and breakfast inns, the renowned Habersham Winery and the village of Helen, a replica of a Bavarian village that draws thousands of visitors each year. Numerous state parks are located in North Georgia, including Tallulah Gorge State park. Come by on June 14 for the Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike. Take a guided hike by moonlight to the suspension bridge that sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and
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Above: The lobby of the Amicalo Falls State park's Lodge. Right: Tallulah Gorge.
waterfalls. (www.gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge) Spend the day exploring Amicolola Falls, then spend the night at the Amicolola Lodge, a comfortable lodge located within walking distance of the falls. Extremely family-friendly, the lodge has a restaurant, gift shop and rooms that can accommodate large families ($100-$120 per night). Want a more rustic experience, or need to bring the family dog along? There are also several cottage/cabins for rent nearby starting at $95 per night. (www.amicololares. com). For more information on the North Georgia mountains, visit www. georgiamountains.org.
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Go green with your beauty routine BY CYNTHIA GRISOLIA
scrub can be made with a mixture of 1 cup sea salt, a few drops of your
In honor of Earth Month, here are
favorite scented essential oil, and ¼
a few ways to “green up” your beauty
cup of very light olive oil. Massage in
routine and leave a positive and
a circular motion (toward the heart
lasting effect on the environment.
for the most invigorating scrub) and
• Buy products from companies that
one tablespoon of cornmeal, one
tablespoon of light olive oil and one
uses 100 percent certified wind power
drop of lavender essential oil. Massage
to manufacture their hair care, skin
in circular motion (avoiding eye area)
care and makeup products. Most
and rinse off with warm washcloth.
of their packaging contains at least
• Make a hot oil, deep-
80 percent post-consumer recycled
conditioning hair treatment by gently
polyethylene. Also, during the month
heating ¼ cup olive oil and a few
of April, Aveda offers their “Light the
drops of your favorite essential oil and
applying to dampened hair (applying
candle, with all profits going to support
from ends to roots). Wrap hair in
clean water initiatives.
reusable shower cap or plastic wrap
• Origins Cosmetics introduced their “Return to Origins program” two years ago, which encouraged
for 10 minutes, then shampoo and condition with your favorite product. • Olive oil also removes even the
most stubborn eye and face makeup.
unrecyclable cosmetics containers,
Massage a quarter-sized drop gently
jars and caps (regardless of brand) to
over eyes and face with fingertips to
any Origins retail store or department
dissolve makeup. Continue massaging
store counter. MAC also rewards their
into face, concentrating on your
customers with a free lipstick for every
t-zone, to dislodge blackheads before
six empty cosmetic containers they
holding very warm washcloth to face
to wipe away residue.
• Another way to reduce waste includes squeezing every last drop of product from tubes of lotions, creams and paste with Dr. Hauschka’s tube wringer ($16), which crimps tubes as you use. • Olive oil isn’t just for salads and cooking anymore! A wonderful body
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Looking great on a dime while traveling My Grandmother was famous for saying, “You may only have a dime in your pocket, but you CAN still look like a million bucks. You just need to know where to shop, and what looks good on you!” This saying was drilled into my head from a very young age and is probably the reason I never pay retail prices (even if I have the money to do so!). With the “green” movement being so popular, many of us are thinking of ways
Ladies…the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s looks are back in style! The silhouettes of the ‘50s and ‘60s are making a strong return with the accent on curves, and the ‘70s are calling us back to more free flowing fashions and bohemian vibe. For a ‘50s look, try a hip-hugging sheath dress (sheer fabric is in!) falling below the knees for a sleek look. For a truly feminine look, try a full circle dress or skirt, paired with a fitted top.
The crochet and macramé look is also trendy this season, offering a hand-crafted feel. Match these styles with a pair of vintage (or new) cowboy boots and you’ve definitely got a great bohemian look going on. For accessories, make it bold and colorful. Layer on the big, colorful bangles, dangling earrings and you are set! Turquoise is always a great color addition for any outfit. All of these looks are easy, economical and won’t take up much room in your suitcase as you
to revive some not-so-new clothing into
To channel the ‘60s look, try a more tailored,
travel this spring and summer. Most of the pieces
trendy and updated looks. After all,
high-waist, fitted pants or capris. Tie a silk scarf
can be twisted to keep shape, or loosely folded for
keeping in line with the economy is the
in spring colors around your neck or waist for the
easy packing. So keep it simple, travel in style and
smart-girl’s way of looking great these
finishing touch. Even better, if you can find a great
spend your money on a treasure for yourself at your
old men’s tie, use it as a belt for the ultimate vintage
destination instead of on airline baggage fees.
days. sp ecial
As we’ve witnessed with many
touch. For those of you who remember the Dick Van
fashion trends, clothes always
Dyke show, you’ll know exactly what I mean when
come back in style. If you had the
I say “think Mary Tyler Moore!” Remember to keep
is the owner of Vintage
your accessories simple for these looks.
& Vogue, a clothing and
insight to keep a few items stored away in an attic, or have an older relative’s closet
To achieve the ‘70s look, go for the free-spirited,
to raid, you’re in luck. However many thrift
gypsy feel in maxi dresses, or a colorful flowing gauzy
and consignment stores have all sorts of items
skirt. I’ll admit the ‘70s look may not be the most figure
to chose from, if you know what you are
flattering, but it definitely earns points for comfort!
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accessories boutique in Roswell.
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It’s easy to ‘Go Green’
Celebrate the 32nd anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 – the original hipster fest that went global (and corporate) years ago when being green became cool. The event began at the height of the energy crisis, coupled with the emerging awareness of the need for clean air and water. Sound familiar nearly three decades later? Here are five very simple steps you can take to celebrate Earth Day every day. Don’t buy the book
Let there be (energy-efficient) light
The funny thing about most books is
The complete transition to compact fluorescent light (CFL)
they’re only interesting until you’ve turned
bulbs from incandescent light bulbs is underway. By 2014, the
the last page. After that, they become
regular light bulb will no longer be sold. In its place are the swirly
clutter on a nightstand or tossed into a
CFL bulbs, which require a fraction of the energy needed for an
yard sale bin. Consider borrowing instead
incandescent bulb. Replacing just one 60-watt incandescent
of buying, and visit the library for your
bulb with a CFL will save you $30 over the life of the bulb. CFLs
reading materials. You’ll save money,
do contain trace amounts of mercury, so disposal should be done
not to mention the massive amount of ink
properly. However, CFL bulbs last around 8,000 hours of regular use --
and paper needed to print new books.
more than 11 months of continuous use, so replacing it is infrequent. No
If going to the library is not convenient, consider investing in an e-book device.
as it burns out. Hmmm, what would Thomas Edison think? Take the day off the gas pedal
Nearly 60 million water bottles
We’re talking the kind that sits in your
The average American uses 2.8 gallons of gas a day
end up in landfills across the
mailbox, not on your backside. Each year,
– that’s 8.7 BILLION gallons of gas every day, just in the
globe each year, where they
nearly six million tons of junk mail – catalogs and
United States. If every driver took just one day off from
direct mail advertisements – are dumped into
driving each week, opting to telecommute, take public
before finally decomposing.
U.S. landfills. Take action by opting out. Register
transit or walk or bike to their destination, we could save
Instead of adding to the problem,
your address with DMAChoice.org (for catalogs
more than 452 billion gallons of gas each year. Even a
recycle your empties, or even better,
and direct mail) and OptOutpreScreen.com for
break from driving just one day a month would significantly
fill up a reusable water bottle. Look for
pre-approved credit card offers. You may have
lessen our reliance on oil. Incorporate a “day off for
bottles that do not contain bisphenol
to register by Social Security number or credit
energy” into your lifestyle, whether it’s driving, running a
A (BpA), a chemical that has been
card number to verify that you are who you say
major appliance or another “fueled” activity.
linked to health concerns.
you are, but it’s safe and secure.
need to go cold turkey – just replace your regular incandescent with a CFL
Too much junk in your trunk?
Ban the bottle
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New research expands dermatology treatments Dermatology offers many options for the treatment of chronic skin diseases. With ongoing research, our
(16 types), previously defined as six types. • Search for optimal treatment for
options for treatments are constantly
expanding. The goal is always to be
and new directions for creams and
on the lookout for the latest exciting
• Better understanding of antioxidants/
aesthetic skin treatments. Finding a
cosmeceuticals in an attempt to
treatment that has the most efficacy
enhance skin care.
with the least side effects is our
• Alternative forms of Botulinum toxin
primary goal in medical dermatology.
and dermal fillers with increased
Finding a treatment with the greatest
longevity with the least side effects is extremely important for our cosmetic patients. • Novel
injections or ultrasound. • Developments in the technology of
Here is what is in the pipelines: treatments
hair restoration and transplantation.
• Tightening procedures based on
based on deeper knowledge of
new forms of lasers, ultrasound and
the inflammatory mediators of this
skin disease. Treatments range from good to greatly efficacious. • New agents for melanoma that have shown promise in increasing longevity. • Different outlook on skin care based
Dr. Shereen Timani of
Dermatology and Family Medicine.
on a revised skin type classification
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Sip. Taste. Sip. Applause. Repeat.
northsideman MIKE ELLIOTT
beekeeper, Wildwood Forest Honey Alpharetta, Ga. • 770-442-9803 www.wildwoodforesthoney.com
Q: How long have you been beekeeping? A: Eleven years, first as a hobby and now as a small business. I sell raw wildflower and sourwood honey and
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beeswax candles at the Alpharetta Farmer’s Market. Q: What’s your favorite way to eat honey? made with raisin bread. My grandson
allergy symptoms. Wildflower honey
likes to make peanut butter and honey
produced in your local area contains
the same pollen spores that cause
Q: Have you ever been stung?
allergies, so consuming the honey
A: All the time, I’m used to it!
helps your immune system develop
Honeybee venom actually contains
anti-inflammatory substances that are
used to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Q: What’s all the buzz about “local honey?” A: Over half of my customers buy local honey to help with seasonal
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A: On my wife’s French toast
hobbies? A: I like to restore antique trucks. You’ll see my blue 1950s Chevy at the Alpharetta Farmer’s Market. I also bring along an observation hive, so folks can watch the bees at work.
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Atlanta Fair: Good Old Fashioned Family Fun Through April 3. Turner Field Gray parking Lot, 688 Central Ave., Atlanta. Over 40 carnival rides and midway games including a view of downtown Atlanta from the Sky Wheel. www. atlantafair.com . 404-389-7564
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge 11:30 a.m. Centennial Olympic park, Atlanta. Canine sporting events: dog diving, flying discs, weaving poles, Jack Russell hurdle racing and more. www.barknetwork.com
Duran Duran in concert 8 p.m. Center Stage, 1374 W. peachtree St., Atlanta. $59.00. www.centerstage-atlanta.com Cooking class in Barrington Hall kitchen with Chef John Wilson Also runs April 19. 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Barrington Hall, 535 Barington Drive, Roswell 30075. Reservations required, space limited. $50 per person, per class. Call 770-640-3855.
Menopause The Musical Through April 17. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Rd, Atlanta. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 10 years: celebrating 10 years of “The Change” Ticketmaster: 1-800-745-3000
Value Vino! Wine Tasting 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Salud! Cooking Class, Whole Foods Market (Harry’s), Alpharetta. You don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy delicious wines. Join us for a tasting of our top picks under $12. Cost: $15. http://wholefoodsmarket. com Atlanta Dogwood Festival Through April 17. 10 a.m. piedmont park. Live music and artisans from 48 states.
Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents “Forbidden Broadway” Through April 24. Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Don’t miss GET’s salute to the great American musical with this hilarious musical send-up. 2011 Georgia Senior Follies. 8 p.m. Through April 17. The Cumming playhouse, Cumming GA 30040. 678-455-0975. The birth of rock and roll… get out your dancing shoes and join us to swing and reminisce. www. playhousecumming.com
▲ The Taste of Forsyth 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. City of Cumming Fairgrounds, Cumming GA 30040. 770-781-3491. Music, kids zone, touch a truck, local entertainment Southern Gardens workshop and book signing 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Scottsdale Farms, 15639 Birmingham Hwy, Milton. Erica Glaesener “proven plants: Southern Gardens” workshop on great combinations for your garden and book signing. Free.
Free Live Taping of America’s Got Talent Through April 14. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Fox Theatre, Atlanta. With Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne, Nick Cannon and piers Morgan. Free. www.foxtheatre.org for tickets. Some shows sold out already.
▲ Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Continues each Saturday, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. through October. Big parking lot next to City Hall on Main Street (Hwy 9). Farmers with fresh fruits and vegetables, gardeners with fresh flowers and plants, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods. www.alpharettafarmersmarket.com 41st Annual Decorator’s Show House and Gardens Through May 8. Buckhead: Lotus House, 1945 West Wesley Road, Atlanta, 30327. $25, Supports Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. http:// decoratorsshowhouse.org 7th Annual Alpharetta Arts Street Fest Through April 17. 10 a.m. -6 p.m., downtown Alpharetta on Milton Ave. Nearly 100 artists in outdoor galleries, live jazz, roots rock and Celtic music, and more. Free admission. Free parking at City Hall and Milton Center. www.alpharetta.ga.us Tim McGraw, Emotional Traffic Tour with Luke Bryan & The Band perry. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta. $25-$75 Live Nation (ticket sales), www.livenation.com
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▲ Children’s Easter Egg Hunt 2 p.m. North park Adult Softball Complex (fields 1-4). Children age 10 and under are invited to participate in the Alpharetta Recreation and parks Department's Children's Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt, co-sponsored by the Alpharetta Golden Age Club, will be held on Sunday, April 17th. Games and exhibitors will be on-site at 2 p.m. Our special guest, the Easter Bunny, will be on-site @ 2:30 p.m. and will be available for photos with children. The hunt for thousands of eggs and candy begins promptly at 3 p.m. Chlidren will be divided into age groups. Info: 678-297-6140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doris Kearns Goodwin Lecture 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Emory University, Glenn Auditorium. Doris Kearns Goodwin is a nationally acclaimed presidential historian and political news analyst. Free. www. emory.edu
Party for the Planet at Zoo Atlanta 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Featuring the Annual Gorilla Egg Hunts at 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. where the zoo’s western lowland gorillas search for hidden Jell-O treats. Meet Dora the Explorer and Diego, enjoy an earthworm dig, recycled arts and crafts and “green” exhibitors www.zooatlanta.org
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Herb gardening workshop and food demonstration 11 a.m. Scottsdale Farms, 15639 Birmingham Hwy, Milton. Herb Gardening in the garden and in strawberry jars. Learn how to grow herbs in your garden or in strawberry jars. Followed by a food demonstration using herbs to prepare delicious dishes. Reservations required: $5
The Royal Wedding at Piedmont Park 6 a.m. – 1 p.m. piedmont park, 400 park Dr., NE, Atlanta (The promenade). Celebrate the wedding of Britain’s prince William and Kate Middleton with live coverage of the nuptials and displays by Atlanta’s top wedding and event vendors. Free and open to all, 404-875-7275. Relay for Life, Roswell High School Through April 30. 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. Teams walk around a track to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Anyone can participate. $10/person. Contact jkstuart@ bellsouth.net.
4th Annual Water for the World Run 7:30 -10:30 a.m. Technology park, Johns Creek, State Farm Insurance building, 11350 Johns Creek pkwy . Family fun event features a 10K peachtree Qualifier, 5K race, 1-mile Bucket Walk/Run and a Tot Trot. The mission of this event is to increase efforts and support the install of water systems that provide clean and safe water to 80,000+ people in developing countries. www.waterfortheworldrun.com Roswell Cycling Festival Through May 1. Featuring the Roswell Criterium for professional and amateur cyclists, recreational rides, mountain bike activities and a kids bicycle safety rodeo. www. roswellcyclingfestival.com Race to the Derby Cooking Class 7 p.m. publix at Alpharetta Commons, 4305 State Bridge Road, Alph 30022 770-751-8560. Learn to prepare Kentucky Derby favorites like Roast Beef Tenderloin with Henry Bain Sauce, Creamy Shrimp and Grits and Derby pie with Kentucky Bourbon Sauce. $45. One Night of Queen 8 p.m. Cobb Energy performing Arts Centre. A stunning live concert recreating and celebrating the music of Queen. performed by Gary Mullen and “The Works” this show will rock you---guaranteed. www. cobbenergycentre.com
Clean out the old. Make room for the new. Shop the Best Consignment Stores in Atlanta for stylish fashions and furnishings.
Donâ€™t miss our popular Bus Tours. Check the website for all the info. April 16 May 7 September 17 October 22 December 3 Fashions & Accessories for Men, Women & Children Bridal
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Batman and the Bully
have a sinus infection threatening to
sinus meds, rational thought
eject my eyeballs from their sockets,
disappears quicker than a
Have you ever noticed when one
bronchitis suggesting an iron lung will
$20 bill in Vegas. She has mono,
thing goes wrong, the universe can
be my next big purchase and malaria.
which on the scary-stuff spectrum
deliver a one-two punch like a middle
Okay, I said malaria for dramatic effect,
is pretty low. But it’s far from fun. I’m
school bully? Where’s a superhero to
but you get the point. Then, both my
not looking for sympathy (or enticing
deliver you from disaster when you
children catch strep throat for the 47th
you to Google the word lump – don’t).
really need it?
time this year. Not good for a working
We’ve all been in this spot — where
The punch always comes when
mom whose occupation requires a
you think things could not possibly get
my husband is away. Once, my then
modicum of time uninterrupted by
worse. And then they do. Then they do
3-year-old lodged a polly pocket
requests for Motrin, popsicles and to
shoe so far in her nasal cavity that
mediate disagreements over who is
an air-blasting scope was necessary
tackiest on Toddlers and Tiaras.
BY AMY M. DAWSON
When this happens, I am reminded of the kindness of good friends – the
to extricate the tiny plastic invader.
Then my dishwasher floods, and
ones who race to your house because
Another time, a bird flew down my
Willie Nelson lectures me about drinking
they know something isn’t quite right.
chimney and into my house. Yet
wine. Really, it was a repairman
I’m reminded that moms are tough,
another time, my dog ingested a roll
who looked like Willie explaining a
and kids are resilient. I remember I’d
of grosgrain ribbon. In all instances, my
broken wine glass was clogging my
rather my husband be home and
husband was out of town. This year’s
dishwasher. Super. Then my daughter
forget to take out the trash than be
wallop: my 9-year-old has mono. But
announces she’s found a lump in her
away and all the chores be done. And
I’m getting ahead of myself.
I learn to appreciate those “nothing
Kapow. Bam. Splat.
interesting happened” days. Boring is
leaves for a week-long trip to Belgium,
Let me tell you, if you search
a blessing in disguise.
I start sniffling. The next morning, I
Web MD for “lump in neck” while on
Thirty seconds after my husband
I’m reminded superheroes don’t
necessarily wear capes, but are
o f t e n
the unassuming neighbor, a kind pediatrician or a helpful teacher. And that the combination of prescription cough syrup and a Google search is always a bad idea. But most important, when you stand up to a bully, he backs down. Kersplat.
Amy M. Dawson is an Alpharetta-based writer way behind on her to-do list, but way ahead on reaching the cap on her medical spending account.She writes about balancing work and life at www.amymacpr. blogspot.com.
goodeats Chocolate Zucchini Bread From “The Best of Georgia Farms Cookbook and Tour Book," pictured right, published by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon and cocoa. In a large bowl, combine eggs, zucchini, oil, pecans and vanilla. pour flour into batter and mix thoroughly. Spray 2 9x5-inch loaf pans with vegetable spray. Divide batter equally between the two pans. Bake for 1 hour or until firm. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove
3 cups self-rising flour 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ cup cocoa 3 eggs, beaten 2 cups grated zucchini 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup chopped pecans 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Vegetable cooking spray
The Best of Georgia Farms Cookbook an d Tour Book was published by the Ge orgia Department of Agriculture.
from pan. Allow to cool completely before slicing. Yields 2 loaves or 12 servings each. Hint: to reduce the calories and fat in this recipe, use 2 whole eggs and 2 egg whites, reduce oil to ½ cup, add ½ cup applesauce and reduce pecans to ½ cup.
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Want to know what’s in peak season on Georgia’s farms and where to buy locally-grown produce? Enter your zip code on these two websites to find farmers markets, vineyards, organic farms and more in your area: • www.localharvest.org • www.georgiaorganics.org/OrganicDirectory.aspx This website has a great list of pick-your-own farms in Georgia, broken down by county: • www.Pickyourown.org/GA.htm
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