Sharing with bugs

I have passed my one year anniversary with the organic farm that delivers a box of produce for me to a neighborhood drop spot once a week.  In that year I’ve learned to eat and enjoy quite a few beneficial vegetables that are new to me. I learned another thing in this year, and it […]

facebook fudge fiasco

I have a lot of facebook friends who share recipes.  That would be ok except that most of the recipes they share they haven’t tried.  They just like the picture.  I had one friend say the reason she shares recipes is because it saves them to her timeline so she can find them again later.  […]

Smells like licorice

There are two herbs I would never have tried except for Dr. D’Adamo.  One is anise – neutral for Type Os, but beneficial for my Hunter side.  The other is fennel – neutral for Type O, but beneficial for Type As and beneficial for my Gatherer side.  Both smell like licorice to me, and I […]

Happy ending to “Baby Friendly” blogs!

No hospital would advertise itself as being unfriendly to mothers and babies, yet there is a wide variety in hospital policy.  My daughter’s experience 3 years ago and this year were not even comparable.  Her tour of the hospital where she gave birth this year gave no indication of what their policies really were.  I’ve […]

Beware of Baby Friendly Part 2

Ruth made an excellent observation after my previous blog.  She said “If you want breastfeeding to work, it’s a bad idea to introduce any artificial nipples (bottles or pacifiers) before breastfeeding is well established. Some babies can switch back and forth with no problems, but others completely lose the ability to nurse properly after being […]

Beware of Baby Friendly

Precious Baby is 2 weeks old.  He is alert, making eye contact, growing stronger, and sleeping well.  Sounds perfect, and he is, but there were several moments when such a wonderful outcome could have ended in disaster.  The rights that women like myself fought for in the 1980s have morphed into what is called the […]

Greens I never knew existed

Now that the weather is getting cooler, I am getting greens every week in the box from the organic farm.  Some are beneficial favorites like collards, kale, and spinach.  But there are a surprising number of greens that I have never heard of. Sweet potato greens – Obviously these are the tops to sweet potatoes.  […]

How is DD feeling?

My Darling Daughter writes a blog about motherhood.  Her latest blog talks about how she has exercised and eaten during her pregnancy.  I thought you might enjoy it.  As you know, if you have followed my blog through the years, DD is a Type A.  Her 3-year old son BC is also Type A.  Her […]

Veggies for brunch

What do you do when the organic farm has sent more squash and beets and potatoes than you know what to do with in the same week when your Book Club is meeting at your house?  You serve veggies for brunch. The Book Club rotates our meeting place among the participants.  Most of the time […]

I’m squashed

A long time ago another BTD blogger wrote about his belief that all the food he ate should be fresh and locally grown.  He made a passionate case.  I held my peace and said nothing, but I totally disagreed.  I remember my first thought was, “How awful to live your entire life and never taste […]