A Touch of the Irish

Every time I mentioned to someone that I was going to attend a whiskey-tasting dinner, I got one of two reactions; either people wrinkled their noses and said, “REALLY???” in an incredulous tone or they said, “You mean Scotch?” No, actually. I mean whiskey. Irish whiskey, to be exact, and it is entirely different...

Nutella and Rice Cakes

I got some rough news this past week.  Several people in my extended family are going through hard times with their health; in all, I have three family members who were in the hospital in the last week.  Worst of all for me is that they are all elsewhere.  I cannot be there in...

The New Normal

Have you read Tara Parker-Pope’s latest feature in the NY Times Magazine, The Fat Trap?  It’s fascinating stuff. I already knew, to some degree, that the odds are stacked against us when it comes to keeping off any weight we lose.  Heck, I knew it from personal experience; in college, after I lost 40...

Back in the Kitchen Again

Returned from a lovely—if long and somewhat sleep-deprived (you try traveling with an 8-month-old and a neurotic dog)—holiday trip wherein we visited my husband’s relatives in Santa Fe and then flew to Dallas to visit mine. To say the past ten days or so were gluttonous barely begins to describe it! We had excellent...

Film Review: TOAST

Last week I had the distinct honor and pleasure of being part of the “talk back” program at the Boedecker Theater for one of their showings of Toast, along with Megan of Local Table Tours and Jess of La Domestique. The film is based on the autobiography of English foodie Nigel Slater, and chronicles...

Real Food for Real Moms

I love me a good diet book. I know that’s kind of weird, but in my long and sometimes tumultuous relationship with food, having someone write a book telling me exactly what to eat and how has often been comforting for me. We won’t go too far into the fact that most of them...

Tortilla Land Uncooked Tortillas

I found these at Costco and had been wanting to try them, so I picked some up for a family get-together to go with a big batch of pork carnitas I was making. Holy moly, they’re good!  And easy, too.  I’ve never tried to make tortillas from scratch, but hot out of the pan,...

Scary Food | Healthy Child Healthy World

Great, concise post on clean eating. Here are some things I like to avoid eating: 1. Synthetic hormones (found in conventional meat and dairy products) 2. Antibiotics (found in conventional meat and dairy products) 3. Dioxins, PCBs, PBDEs, DDT and other environmental pollutants (found in fatty animal products) 4. Mercury (mainly fish high in...