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 […]

More cheese struggles

I’m still struggling with the cheese issue. I thought I’d solved it on the first night of Shavuos, when I’d had fish, rice pasta, and vegetables, plus a tiny sliver of cheesecake, and about a teaspoonful of the cream sauce I’d made for Jack. I got this sudden feeling of “ugh! no more dairy!” and […]

Adventures in Free Food

I’ve been acquiring free food in a variety of ways. A couple of years ago, I blogged about Food Not Bombs, which has since been renamed “Community Solidarity.” Most of the food they distribute is donated from Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s- things like dented boxes of cereal, slightly over-ripe produce, and dairy products close […]

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 […]