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Raising Well Being!

Look inside > 9 secrets to long life I live in a city that is on the constant path of raising well-being. What do I mean by that? Raising well being is having opportunity to thrive , grow and be the person you were meant to be. We are a Blue zones certified city which …

After the Holiday Greetings

Those holiday cards are stuffed and labeled and just need stamps. They have been sitting on your desk and you keep debating ” Do I still send them?” The answer is ” Yes!” . It is rather refreshing to receiving a card in January when you have more space and time to sit down and …

Farmers Market Mania

Just returned from a phenomenal farmers market excursion in Madison , Wisconsin. What a display masterpiece and you could just smell the veggies and fruits on display and the aromas were magnificent. The market is the largest producer market in the US. It has over 300 sellers and the most organized and the most beautifully …

Peanut Pointers

It is all about that favorite snack, the peanut! Not a nut, but really a legume, peanuts are associated with warmer weather, ball games , festivals and other happy events such as a bridal or baby showers . Peanuts are a powerhouse of nutrition , being the nut with the highest protein content. 1 0z …

Utterly Salad!!

Salad is on my mind after teaching a vinaigrette class yesterday. We had a great time making some flavorful concoctions just using a jar as our container.` A great vinaigrette is just 3 parts oil to one part of an acid ( meaning a vinegar, lemon or lime juice or another citrus fruit.) A little …

Flight to the Finish

We are approaching the travel season and I thought I would consult with a guest blogger that has served in the airline industry for over 24 years. Jackie , (my guest blogger friend) has given me some pointers and suggestions for the traveler by air to enhance their travel experience. It seems easy to make …

It’s all about the stem!

Asparagus is on my mind today as I write. I love the versatility of this vegetable and it also has some special  methods of eating it properly. Asparagus is grown primarily in California and Michiagan . This stem vegetable is most plentiful from February until June and it seems we have culinary dreams about asparagus …

Got Fish???

Fish, fish and more fish. One of the great longevity traits of long living people is the consumption of fish. If you have read Dan Buttettner’s book “Blue Zones” you know that fish helps to add life to your years and long years at that. Pescatarians by definition are folks who only consume fish as …

You’ve got Mail, You’ve got too much Mail!

Streamlining all that mail!! I don’t know about your e-mail accounts but my office e-mail receives more mail than I do phone calls. Since there is a steady and over abundance of e-mails how can we make our lives easier and more professional with e-mails. -One of tips to keep in mind is that after …

Compassionate Snow Removal

            With additional snows approaching , and many of us around the country having our fill of plowing and scooping, it just brought to my attention the civility of the task of snow removal and being a good neighbor. We can relish in the fact that it is only 19 days until spring …

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