For the past few weeks, I have been battling insomnia, and insomnia has been a formidable adversary. (more…)

One week till the big day!

One of the great things about having a birthday the week following Christmas is that my Mom always buys me a separate birthday gift. This year, Mom has decided that I need to increase my efforts to live a healthier lifestyle. To this end, I am the happy recipient of a new juice extractor. (more…)

An advanced warning: this blog will not be “Fab Foodie” relevant. This one will fall under the “…and Life” category that I have never had a chance to write about.  I just need to release…so here’s my confession. (more…)

When I started doing research for this article, I only planned to highlight peaches – I have a fantastic peach cobbler recipe from Tyler Florence that I am anxious to try. I ran across an article on peaches and nectarines in the Food section of the LA Times and– the article called them “kissing cousins”. Since there are only small differences between the two fruits (and I haven’t posted a blog in a while), I decided to highlight them both. And anyway, who doesn’t love a sweet nectarine? (more…)

 My great-grandmother had diabetes. My grandmother has diabetes, and her sister has it as well. 

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