Tag: heritage

Photo of the Day: Gobble Me

| November 29, 2010 | 5 Comments
Photo of the Day: Gobble Me




Heritage birds in their finery. Learn more about them here.

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Tamales Here, Tamales There

| November 18, 2010 | 20 Comments
Tamales Here, Tamales There




Homogeneity is dead. When it comes to food, that is. From ancient crops to meats to the spices that make them savory, food is a timeless element of our human reality that is driven to innovate. No one wants to eat boring. So we celebrate colors, robust flavors, textures, scents and the stories that bring […]

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I Live My Life By the Moon

| October 17, 2010 | 26 Comments
I Live My Life By the Moon




Remember that fabulously catchy Nelly Furtado song—“Turn Off the Light”—where she sings this lovely verse: “I live my life by the moon. If it’s high play it low, if it’s harvest go slow, if it’s full then go.” Well, aside from heartily singing along whenever I hear the song, those verses have some real meaning for […]

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El Greco…and the French-Fry

| August 30, 2010 | 5 Comments
El Greco…and the French-Fry




Sunday was a truly an amazing day! I took my mother and my boys who are three and a half years apart (ages 4 years, 10months and 14 months) to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  Our visit to this wonderful establishment was fantastic on so many levels and brought about so many first experiences. First,  […]

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Inequality of Olympic Proportions

| February 28, 2010 | 4 Comments
Inequality of Olympic Proportions




I admit it, I’ve been kinda addicted to the Olympics. Who knew watching skiing and shooting could be so fascinating? Well, the 2010 Olympics is coming to a close, and Vancouver has certainly showed herself to be a wonderful hostess. I had the fortune to visit and eat my way through Vancouver last year, and […]

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Yakking it Up on the Rooftop of the World

| January 7, 2010 | 3 Comments
Yakking it Up on the Rooftop of the World




When I had the opportunity to go to Tibet, I jumped at it. In recent years, there have been a lot of romanticization about Tibet. It’s been trendy to put prayer flags on front porches, talk about the Dalai Lama, and fantasize that it is a country of yogis and vegan Buddhists. Lhasa is an […]

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Thanks to Quality Friends & Quality Ingredients

| November 29, 2009 | 5 Comments
Thanks to Quality Friends & Quality Ingredients




Thanks to all who have shared your Thanksgiving meals! Now that it’s over and I have successfully gained several pounds, I thought I would share with my little Thanksgiving and how grateful I am not only for good friends, but also for companies that make quality ingredients free from hydrogenated oils and industrial processing. Cake […]

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The Indian in the Cupboard

| November 22, 2009 | 4 Comments
The Indian in the Cupboard




How many of you remembering making those “Indian headdresses” and “Pilgrim hats” out of construction paper to celebrate the “first” Thanksgiving? It seemed rather simple. A project that taught us how all the Indians and the Pilgrims got together and became friends. That was history. Pilgrims are history. Indians are history. What little kids often […]

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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: 6 Women, 5 Ingredients, 5 Cities, 2 Countries, 1 World

| September 27, 2009 | 15 Comments
Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: 6 Women, 5 Ingredients, 5 Cities, 2 Countries, 1 World




What could 5 women, strewn across  5 different cities and 2 different countries, possibly be doing, simultaneously, yet individually, for three straight hours on a Saturday afternoon???? The Foodbuzz Visa Signature 24, 24, 24 Challenge, of course!?@!#!@ Huh? The Challenge: Inspired by the Foodnetwork’s Chopped, the 6 ladies of Zomppa.com participated in a 3 hour […]

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On a Silver Platter

| June 4, 2009 | 1 Comment
On a Silver Platter




By now you know I am in the state of Gujarat, in the Western part of India. Gujurati food is known to be sweeter than other parts of India and due to the influence of Hinduism and Jainism, it is almost vegetarian – and for someone who didn’t eat vegetables for most of her life, […]

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