A Day at the Zoo

After several days of freezing and sub-zero weather, a 50 degree day was like a warm spring day! I took my mom to the Topeka Zoo, where we strolled around and I had a chance to play around with my new camera. [gallery type="rectangular" link="none"...

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Recipe: Ava’s Peanut Butter and Bacon Dog Treats

The Avalanche comes running for these homemade treats! Ava's Peanut Butter and Bacon Dog Treats   Print Author: andrea Recipe type: Misc Ingredients 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour ½ cup wheat germ ½ cup melted bacon fat 1 large egg ½ cup cold water ⅓ cup peanut butter...

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Mystery KAL: Ysolda’s Follow Your Arrow

Ever done a Mystery Knit-A-Long? Good, neither have I. After some encouragement from a Facebook friend, I joined Ysolda Teague's Follow Your Arrow Mystery Knit-A-Long. If you're not familiar with the term, a KAL is an organized group knitting the same pattern at the...

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eMeals: An Experiment in Eating

"Failing to plan is planning to fail." Or so the saying goes! One of my failings where nutrition is concerned is failing to plan so I suppose that I can testify that the above saying is more than just a cliche. After reading some comments about eMeals on Facebook, I...

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Giving in Topeka: SilverbackKS

I've been a little disillusioned about charitable organizations lately, for a number of reasons. First and foremost,  many of the bigger national groups are top-heavy, meaning that a distressing amount of donations go to support 'administrative' purposes and not the...

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Lunch in NOTO

This afternoon, I went down to NOTO for lunch. NOTO, short for North Topeka, is an area of town that is being revitalized as an arts district. Every time I drive through the area, it seems like there are new storefronts opening. I haven't had much time to spend going...

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