Super on Sunday

It was the morning of Super Bowl Sunday, and we decided to get in a workout before an evening of wings and pizza. Problem was that we didn’t leave the house until 9:30 am. It was a bad scene at the gym, with cars circling around the thrice-expanded parking lot and not an open space

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Guilt-Free Dipping

At last night’s “Big Game” party, I thoroughly enjoyed my friend Pat’s spinach dip, a classic made with a package of frozen spinach, a can of water chestnuts, vegetable soup mix, and something white and fattening, usually sour cream or mayo.

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Local and Seasonal

A highlight of our summer and fall is the local farmer’s market. So when one of our favorite farmers, Jeff from Bialas Farms, started a CSA for winter veggies, we signed up immediately. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture; it offers farmers a way to help support their farm by selling “shares” for a defined

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Playing With Their Food — A Bad Idea

I wrote the following letter to Raymond Sokolov, a Wall Street Journal Editor who wrote an excellent critique of “The Sneaky Chef and “Deceptively Delicious” in his Eating Out column, titled “Playing With Their Food,” in the January 26 issue of the Wall Street Journal:

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