We like freebies and we LOVE Farmers Markets, especially the really big ones that are open year-round, every day. The Original L.A. Farmers Market in West Hollywood at Third & Fairfax is gearing up for its 75th anniversary. And on Thursday July 16th, an all day birthday bash will take place.
It's considered unfashionable by many.
Oenophiles will lecture about superior choices.
Restaurant servers are often challenged to render a recommendation.
And, to acquire a really good one, it's almost necessary to spend north of $30!
But, California chardonnays are still my favorite. And while I was reminded today by the Wall Street Journal's "Tastings" column (authored by the wine expert team of Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher) of just how difficult it is to acquire a very good chardonnay for und
We participate in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and feel good about eating organic, locally sourced produce and exposing our child to an array of fresh fruits and veggies.
August 2009 Editor's Update: Trader Joe's has discontinued the Soy Crisps. Read more here.
Soy Crisps are one of my favorite healthy snack foods. Sort of like a chip, but with an impressive dose of protein...about 7-8 grams/serving. I love the crunch and taste--which for the BBQ flavor means a salty/sweet mix.
Calorie for calorie, Soy Crisps are a better choice over chips or other crisps (rice or potato).
Many people start their (and/or their kid's) day with a tall glass of orange juice. "A great source of Vitamin C," is a common refrain heard by the masses. But, there's a dirty little secret that Tropicana, Minute Maid, and other orange juice purveyors hope drinkers continue to ignore...
I had a wake up call today; and I was politely reminded by my very nice looking 38 year old Doc that I'm not 22 years old anymore. "The body can't rebound as quickly."
It started two days ago. A sudden sharp pain in the throat which made swallowing difficult and produced a gag reflex. Coughing followed. And I mean hard, violent, get whatever it is in my throat out sort of coughing. And just like my now deceased cat Fogge, I got it. But instead of a nasty little hairball, mine was a blood ball.
Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2009 is National Pancake Day at IHOP. From 7a to 10p, you can chow down a free short stack of pancakes. IHOP hopes in return that you will make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network or another charity. Click the link for more information.
If you decide you'd rather have home-made cakes, try flavoring your batter with a very ripe banana. Simply puree the banana in with a hand blender or mixer. Easy and tasty.
I've praised Men's Health Magazine in the past (Here is the post which also includes some other reading nuggets). The magazine is chock full of content. Anyway, a month or two ago I ripped out a recipe for "Olga's Vegetable Soup".
Now, the nutrition profile was not provided, which always bugs me--because I believe the more you know about what you are preparing and putting into your body the better.