First off, I need to give a birthday shoutout to my oldest son who is 12 today. Kiddo, if you ever wake up (it’s 10:30 a.m. as I write this), there are freshly baked chocolate chip muffins and presents waiting on the dining table.

Now, on to a few things to read this weekend. I’ve got some more information on some of the posts and news I brought you earlier this week.
  • On Monday, I brought you August’s list of online organic and natural coupons. My coupon search brought me to a new blog that you might be interested in called Hip 2 Save. They post many times a day on deals that can be found online including coupons. Not all of them are for products that might interest you, but I’ve found that at least one of their posts each day this week has caught my eye.
  • On Tuesday, I wrote about a cake controversy in Vineland, N.J., over the mayor hiring the Cake Boss to create a cake for the town’s 150th anniversary celebration. Despite the bakers in town and the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee coming to a positive decision about the situation on Wednesday and the bakers giving positive interviews to the local media, the mayor cancelled the cake. It’s been interesting to follow this story throughout the week through the local news, Facebook and Twitter.
  • The Christian Science Monitor has specifics on what to look for on a package of ground turkey to see if it’s included in the recent ground turkey recall.
  • Finally, this doesn’t have anything to do with what I wrote about this week, but there’s an interesting piece on Grist about foraging in New York City’s parks that brings up some thought-provoking issues.
Enjoy your weekend!

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

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