More than a year ago, when I was still a dietetic intern, learning about HAES for the first time and just thinking about getting back into writing again I pitched an article. It was about the menu labeling law that was about to go into effect nationwide. I was concerned about it. I knew a … Continue reading The dilemma of menu labeling
Do you ever remember something from your childhood and think, did I really do that? Was I really like that? Could that even be true? Whether it's something you wore, I'm sure we all have horror stories of our kindergarten outfits (turtlenecks galore in my case) or something we did at recess, like convincing everyone … Continue reading Rediscovering a childhood favorite
Garlic scapes, fresh herbs, heads upon heads of lettuce-like leaves (I'm lumping spinach, bok choi and arugula in this category), multi-colored summer squash, carrots twisting into all shapes and many bags of giant-sized zucchini all packed into a cardboard box. That's a farm share. It's great. Truly. Fresh vegetables straight from a local farm to … Continue reading Conquering the farm share
When in Ireland, eat like the Irish. Or at least try.
"Those brownies were down right delicious," my dad said as he licked the frosting off his fingers. "Dad, they're cupcakes," I said, unwrapping one of my own. "I think I already ate five," he said while eyeing another. "What's in these brownies?" "Dad," I said, narrowing my eyes, "they're cupcakes." Didn't I just say that? "Oh … Continue reading Always add chips to your chocolate
When your craving for muffins takes over your first week of summer vacation