Posted in July 2013

Listen to your mother

Listen to your mother

When I was growing up, my family “work duty” at home before dinner was to pick vegetables from the garden, rinse, and then chop them for inclusion in the evening meal.  My mother’s idea of “fast food” was using canned tomatoes to make pasta sauce rather than fresh tomatoes.  Her definition of dessert was fresh … Continue reading

Rethinking what you’re drinking

Rethinking what you’re drinking

Do you love looking at photos of refreshing, cool, clear water?  Next time you’re thirsty, consider trying just cool, clear WATER as a beverage  Why? Many of us consider zero calorie soda as neutral….it tastes like soda without the sugary calories.  But what if drinking this diet soda actually contributes to weight gain?  Although the … Continue reading

These tomatoes earned a “6”

These tomatoes earned a “6”

Ever wonder why some tomatoes are average ho-hum  and totally forgettable,  and others are indescribably delicious?  I learned first-hand this week that the farmer’s ability and willingness to trial-run new growing options serendipitously yields a winner. Earlier this week, local grower and farmer extraordinaire Mike Marini shared with me and Mr. Kip his greenhouse tomatoes’ … Continue reading

Hooked on…..food?

Hooked on…..food?

Sometimes it can feel that you are, in fact, addicted to specific foods;  at least, that is how many people describe the feeling.  “I HAD to have the molten brownies last night!”  This topic has fascinated me, as a nutrition counselor, for many years, so I follow the research with great interest. Learn more about … Continue reading