HERBS, Nature’s Medicine

As a young child, one of my favorite things to do was to “explore”.  At 8 or 9 years old my explorations were naturally limited to a small area near my home.  I had to walk through the woods, cross the fields and stay within a safe distance from our house. Nonetheless, I still managed […]

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NUTRITION–Dehydration and Brain Function

If you happen to live in any of the 48 contiguous US States, you’ve probably experienced this summer’s record HEAT WAVE. Temperatures have broken records nearly everywhere. In New York City alone on July 22d, the temperature in Central Park recorded 105 degrees, w/ a Heat Index of 116 !!. Similar or worse conditions showed […]

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Cooking Tips – Tidbits — July 4th BBQ

Well, here it is again—THE BBQ wknd of the year. Of course, when the Declaration of Independence was signed back in 1776, the founders were talking about a document which said to England (and King George): ” We’re no longer under your Command, Laws, Rules, we are a FREE nation……” I don’t believe they were […]

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Menu of the Week — Strawberries

JUNE —  The month for weddings, the longest day of the year, warm weather, flowers, the Pearl (the gem of June) and , of course, Strawberries…..and Strawberry Festivals. Virtually anywhere you travel in the USA during this month you’ll find a festival somewhere…..strawberries and fresh cream, or vanilla ice cream and naturally, strawberry shortcake. The […]

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Nutrition–Soy Products

There are still a number of opinions in western thinking about the value of SOY products.  Back in the 1960’s, the “under 30” generation decided to change just about everything:  from clothes, hairstyles, music, “love”, politics and so much more, especially Diet and  Food.   We moved away from Chicken a la King and Meatloaf w/ […]

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NUTRITION — Cucumbers & Green Beans

There are many sources of essential vitamins and minerals needed for good health.  While we know that eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, proper carbohydrates, proteins and fats and drinking plenty of good water are important, not many people are aware of exactly which foods provide which essentials. In my blog on nutrition, I […]

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NUTRITION — TURMERIC

As I mentioned in my last Post; here is a list of just some of the benefits of this great Spice: Turmeric is one of nature’s most powerful healers. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a […]

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Cookbooks I Like–

SIMPLE TO SPECTACULAR By   Jean-Georges Vongerichten          –Broadway Books Publisher THE WAY TO COOK By Julia Child                                    –Knopf Publisher HOW TO COOK EVERYTHING By Mark Bittman                   […]

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