Category Archives: Food

Give Gwyneth Paltrow a Break

Gwyneth Paltrow recently took the FoodBankNYC Challenge to raise awareness about hunger. This means she will do her best to stick to the items she can buy with $29, a “food stamp budget,” for one week. Late last week, Paltrow posted … Continue reading

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A Happy Poem on a Stormy Day

Here’s a love poem that I could have written when I adopted my cats in 1997. “The Orange” by Wendy Cope At lunchtime I bought a huge orange– The size of it made us all laugh. I peeled it and … Continue reading

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Keep your religion out of my uterus — AND MY EGG CARTON

For various stupid reasons, I bought a dozen eggs at a different grocery store yesterday, a store I don’t usually shop in. I dashed home to cook eggs, fried potatoes, and black beans for Hubby and me for supper. When it … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Olive Oil?

I would like to know why, for the first 44 years of my life, olive oil was located in the “Baking” aisle of the grocery store, along with the flour and sugar, and suddenly it’s been moved to the “Condiments” aisle, next to … Continue reading

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Friday Night, Sad (Shame on You, Lucky Brand)

Just about to shut down my computer tonight, I found myself looking at an ad for “dresses you can wear on Valentine’s Day and beyond” on some stupid website. Stupid, or shall we say tragic? Because this particular dress is … Continue reading

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“Eating to Live” for 7 Weeks: A Review

I’m finishing up Week 7 of the “Eat to Live” program detailed here. I started out wanting to lose 10 lbs, and I’ve lost 7. It hasn’t been too hard, but it’s not exactly been easy, either. Your “Eat to … Continue reading

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“Eating to Live,” Day 22

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about a healthy-eating program I’m trying out, Joel Fuhrman’s “Eat to Live” diet that lets me eat lots of food, but nothing I’m addicted to, such as cheese, pizza, chocolate, and salt on everything. It’s … Continue reading

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