Archives: August 2011

Girls with Autism – A Unique Pattern of Challenges

Women and girls with autism often present with a unique set of characteristics that can make diagnosing their autism difficult. Furthermore, their set of strengths can mask their deficits. Because boys are primarily the gender mentioned in the news, it is easy to overlook the fact that girls are on...

Could the way we meet and marry boost rates of autism?

— http://healthland.time.com/2011/08/19/could-the-way-we-mate-and-marry-boost-rates-of-autism/

Author Judith Warner explores a provocative theory about why rates of autism, particularly the mild form known as Asperger’s, are on the rise: because people who have certain “autistic” traits are increasingly meeting and marrying each other and having offspring who are more likely to be on the spectrum.

Italian Kale

1 bunch kale, stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped  1 clove garlic, minced  1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Salt and ground black pepper to taste Cook the kale in a large, covered saucepan over medium-high heat until the leaves wilt. Once the volume of the kale is reduced by half, uncover...

Wild Wonders: Goldenrod

You know the seasons are changing as Salidago makes it’s appearance in meadows across North America. The bright yellow flowers have been making nice additions to our CSA subscription bouquets lately, though we only chose the closed buds to keep the pollen count low on our subscribers’ kitchen counters. In addition to adorning a home, the leaves and flowering tops can be used for...

Glade Run Labyrinth Completed

After years of planning, the Glade Run Labyrinth was completed and commissioned in early June. Staff, children, friends, family and volunteers collaborated to create a place of peace and reflection not just for the children and families in our care, but for the staff of Glade Run and the community as well. The Glade Run Labyrinth is unique.The bricks...

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash Storage Tip  Like pumpkin and other winter squashes, whole uncooked spaghetti squash is best stored between 50 to 60 degrees, and will last up to six months this way. If you have a room in your home that isn’t well heated, maybe you can use some space in it as a “root cellar”...

Basil Pesto

  2+ cups loosely packed fresh, washed Basil leaves and flowers 1 large clove Garlic (more if you like it) fresh ground pepper to taste 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup nuts (walnuts, pine nuts, almonds, or pecans) 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese   Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender, adding enough...

The Cracked Pot

“A water bearer in India served his master by totting water from the stream to his master’s home. He carried the water in two pots that hung on either end of a pole balanced across his shoulders. One of the pots had a crack in it; the other pot was...