Archive for March, 2011

A Country of Markets

| March 31, 2011 | 15 Comments
A Country of Markets




Jorge Luis Borges wrote that the best way to know Mexico was through its markets. Although this can be said for most countries, in the case of Mexico, this is especially true.  Markets in Mexico remain essentially unchanged since pre-Hispanic times. A good example of this is the tianguis. Tianguis (from the word tianquiztli in […]

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The IRONIC: ‘A Prescription’ for Health, Beet & Green Apple Smoothie

| March 30, 2011 | 15 Comments
The IRONIC:   ‘A Prescription’ for Health, Beet & Green Apple Smoothie




Is it odd that before I was ever diagnosed with serious illness, I knew two people who had beaten cancer using quite unconventional means? And by unconventional I mean fruits and vegetables, though to be sure there is a universe of treatments—some evidence-based and some rather outlandish—all crowded together under the umbrella of unconventionality. At […]

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Not the Gumdrop Buttons! Photo of the Day

| March 28, 2011 | 10 Comments
Not the Gumdrop Buttons! Photo of the Day




What movie character said that?

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‘Lunch Line’ Documentary: Tidbit of the Day

| March 28, 2011 | 1 Comment
‘Lunch Line’ Documentary: Tidbit of the Day




I was recently invited to see a documentary entitled, Lunch Line, which outlines some of the major children’s nutrition, health and legislative issues surrounding school lunches.  Please check out the Lunch Line Facebook link to find a showing near you. Below is a clip of the documentary for your viewing pleasure:  

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The Chi of the Wok: Photo of the Day

| March 27, 2011 | 4 Comments
The Chi of the Wok: Photo of the Day




  A pro at work at the wok…chi, the breathe of the wok.

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Walking the Big Apple: Who Needs the Gym?

| March 27, 2011 | 20 Comments
Walking the Big Apple: Who Needs the Gym?




How many of you belong to a gym…but don’t go “as often as you would like?” Yeah, right. I wish I was, but I have never been a gym person. Plus, they’re expensive. Plus plus, they require time to go, change, return. (Yes, I can be that lazy, and no, I don’t believe that you’ve […]

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Bull City Burger Find: TidBit of the Day

| March 27, 2011 | 1 Comment
Bull City Burger Find: TidBit of the Day




I have been eye-balling this shop for months. Bull City Burger & Brewery officially opened on Friday, March 25, and you bet I found myself there the day after. I was blown away – it was PACKED. You line up and order your local grass-fed burger with whatever topping from local farmers, you get your […]

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Homemade Scone with Irish Butter and Rhubarb Preserve – Photo of the Day

| March 26, 2011 | 4 Comments
Homemade Scone with Irish Butter and Rhubarb Preserve – Photo of the Day




Lovely way to start the morning: freshly-baked scone with Irish butter and fresh rhubarb preserve from the Mourne Grange coffee shop in the Mourne Mountains. Have a matching cappuccino with it!

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Kid Friendly Bento-Style Lunch Containers: TidBit of the Day

| March 25, 2011 | 3 Comments
Kid Friendly Bento-Style Lunch Containers: TidBit of the Day




An amazing woman/friend, Kate, has recently stumbled upon a major find for both ‘big kids’ and ‘little kids’ alike.  If you’re looking to jazz up your child’s lunchtime routine, consider using these Japanese inspired lunch containers!  Thank you Kate for the discovery! At my toddler’s last visit to the allergist, I asked for some advice […]

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Fish Oil, the Miracle ‘Drug’?: Powdered Buttermilk Beignets & Dipping Sauce

| March 23, 2011 | 13 Comments
Fish Oil, the Miracle ‘Drug’?:  Powdered Buttermilk Beignets & Dipping Sauce




Growing up, I was fortunate to have reasonably blemish-free and even toned skin.   As luck would have it, I was able to pocket most of my part-time job paycheck as a relatively inexpensive bar of Dial soap and lukewarm water seemed to keep the pimple playground at bay. Then, something terrible happened.    Sometime after my […]

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