Category: Just life, you know?

  • Resources Page Updated

    I got an email from a reader who sent me some additional resources to check out – so I added them to the resources page for us all to use. Check them out, and let me know what you think (or if you have some resources you prefer).

  • Fresh from the oven

    Fresh honey wheat bread from the oven!

  • Toast the bread!

    If you make the honey wheat bread from the last post, toast it. Don’t ask any questions about it. Just make the bread, slice it, toast it (either on a grill – as my moms did today, or in a toaster) and then snack away! I had a grilled cheese, and the cheddar was really […]

  • Bread

    So one of my on-going battles is finding bread that doesn’t have high-fructose corn syrup OR soybean oil OR anything that includes “hydrogenated.” I can usually find something at the grocery store (particularly our little corner store), but then I’m limited to whatever was made that week. And sometimes I don’t feel like onion bread […]

  • Steamed Clams and Polenta

    So I tried two new things today. I’ve never cooked littleneck clams, and I’ve neither cooked nor eaten polenta before. The steamed clams were very easy – much easier than I thought. We bought them from the fish monger (and according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium safe watch list – which I downloaded to my […]

  • 2 Months In

    It’s been just over two months since I started this experiment, so I suppose it’s time for a review. I started this experiment to see how changing my diet might improve my overall health (including how “good” I feel). Knowing that I ate too little veggies and fish, taking meat and poultry off the menu […]

  • Dextrose, revisited

    Among the many things that I can only understand by trust is chemistry. I will just have to take your word for it. Which leads to this revisiting of an earlier post (which I’d rather not delete or modify, since this is a learning process). I have begun reading Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma. In […]

  • Joy Thai Cuisine

    Joy Thai Cuisine, Williamsport, PA We are on vacation! First “on vacation” meal was at a Thai place in Williamsport Pennsylvania. To be totally fair, I did not expect a lot from Williamsport–not knowing anything about the town–and it was really neat. Anyway, they had a Thai place, so we went. Joy Thai Cuisine was […]

  • Recent eats

    Here are a number of things I’ve made lately to put in my belly. 1. Steamed catfish with lemon on baby spinach. How to: Dust off bamboo steamer, add water to pan, start warming Rinse baby spinach leaves and place in bottom of steamer (don’t put spinach too close to the edge – you want […]

  • Good Times, Bad Times

    And by “bad” times I mean “ok” times. We’ll get the ok stuff out of the way first. I went to an event yesterday that I helped organize. It was part of my alma mater’s reunion festivities – a combined live and silent auction (I didn’t “win” anything, I’m sorry to say). It was a […]