Archive for October, 2010
We are pleased to welcome back guest contributor, Crystal! There’s something for everyone at Halloween. In ancient times, the Celts threw a festival to fend off bad spirits; in modern times, adults party and kids eat scads of candy and chocolate. During my recent trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, I got to experience it [...]
Cake from Tante Helga’s coffeeklutch, or Kaffeekatsch, a time of the day when friends gather for a chat, coffee, and cake. Tante Helga hosts one every day at 3 or 4 PM…with at least three different kinds of cakes, chocolate pound ones, cheesecakes…. A German tradition that should be replicated everywhere!
It was my birthday last week, October 17th, and as much as I would like to enjoy a glass of fine wine and feel blessed. I am reminded of my annual pledge to volunteer or work on an issue that has always made me feel humbled and often inadequate- child hunger. This birthday I will [...]
This past Friday I had a rare evening out with some of my fellow Zomppa’s. We met at a trendy little restaurant in the U St. corridor of Washington, DC called Marvin. It is named after Marvin Gaye who spent a period of time in Belgium and thus it serves a fusion of Belgian and [...]
You know we love to spice our food up here, but did you know there are some spices that actually help you to lose weight? According to Kaboodle, spices like cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, mustard seed, and ginger are diet secrets. Check out their post here. If you want some hints in how to store [...]
Not sure how I missed this, but there was a recall on some frozen vegetables. You can find more details here. Kroger 12 ounce Green Peas (UPC 11110 89736) Kroger 12 ounce Peas and Carrots (UPC 11110 89741) Great Value 12 ounce Steamable Sweet Peas (UPC 78742 08369) Great Value 12 ounce Steamable Mixed Vegetables [...]