We’ve come a long way

Yesterday I had an unusually busy day at work.  I had a meeting in town in the morning, another meeting in the afternoon, and half a dozen errands to run as well.  I had planned to go home for lunch, but the morning meeting went longer than expected.  It didn’t make sense to drive home […]

Curly Kale and Baby Kale

One of the reasons I like getting the box from the organic garden. It pushes me to eat beneficial foods that are less enticing. I know kale is really good for me.  Virtually every time Dr. D puts out a graphic with a list of beneficial foods for a certain issue, kale is on it.  […]

American Girl Turnips

Three turnips were in the box from the organic garden this week. When I was young, the doll that all the girls played with was Barbie.  When my Darling Daughter was young, the doll that all of the girls played with was American Girl.  If you are not familiar with them they are dolls representing […]

Mustard Greens and Grandbabies

I’ve been planning to blog about mustard greens, but I may get side tracked. When I started the BTD in 2003, my exposure to greens was really limited.  I ate lettuce, of course, and I knew not to buy iceberg.  I ate both Romaine and leaf lettuce.  I ate spinach both raw and cooked.  That […]

Leeks – or – It’s Not About Taste

When I was a girl, learning to cook, if leeks were an ingredient in a recipe, my mother always said, “just substitute onions.”  Later when I started the Blood Type Diet and began exploring the Type O and Type A food lists, I saw that leeks were Beneficial for Type As, but Avoid for Type […]

Just like that

Life can change so quickly.  You probably heard about the church bus accident last week that killed 13 senior adults on their way home from a retreat.  That was my church.  I was friends with some of the people who were killed.  I knew the face of every person on the bus.  They started the […]

Red Velvet Cake

Our precious grandson BC is 3 years old.  He told DD that he wanted me to make him a “red cake” for his birthday.  Really…red? DD explained.  At Valentine’s, she and some of the ladies decided to bake goodies for the widows in their church.  The baking took place at DD’s apartment.  Some of the […]

Dandelions & Roasted Red Bell Peppers

When I started the Blood Type Diet almost 14 years ago, instead of focusing on what I couldn’t eat, I decided I would focus on what I could eat.  I took my food list to the grocery store and sought out beneficial foods that I had never heard of.  One of those foods was dandelions.  […]

Radishes

Seriously, after seven months of silence, the first word I say is radishes? Where was I for seven months?  I was living life.  My Honorable Husband and I made a trip to Great Britain.  We gave ourselves a party for our 40th anniversary.  I worked my Practical Photography & Publishing business, taking pictures, restoring pictures, […]

Jicama tortillas

I’m not sure where I first heard of jicama tortillas – from a paleo friend or an internet advertisement, perhaps.  I was intrigued.  How would you fold them?  It seems like they would crack like rice tortillas which have been a complete disappointment.  How would you make them?  Jicama is hard enough to peel.  How […]