Older Not Old -- Advice for Feeding Kids

I got into a declutter mood after carrying and accumulating “stuff” over many years, and decided to digitize the hundreds of articles that I’ve written over the course of my career. We’re having a blizzard and maybe changes in barometric pressure are giving me crazy ideas! Anyway, after being hit with a “who cares”

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Older Not Old -- Warding Off a Broken Heart

No, this post is not about romance or about secrets of a lasting marriage! But with Valentine’s Day and Heart Health Month just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to think about hearts in general and my heart in particular. Nearly every late relative on my dad’s side of the family had heart disease

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Older Not Old - When Life Gives You Zucchini....

A lot of the adjustments when the kids move out are pretty easy — less laundry, a lower water bill, not as much “stuff” around the house. But it’s really hard to get a handle on the food situation when you go from four to two. Often I buy more than we can eat before

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Major culinary and food trends in 2016

On a recent sponsored trip to London, I got a preview into food and culinary trends for 2016, with a perspective from across the pond. Here, a brief write-up in Produce Business UK; photos courtesy of The Big Event (DMC).

http://www.producebusinessuk.com/insight/insight-stories/2016/02/16/foodfluence-event-identifies-major-culinary-and-food-trends-to-watch-in-2016

 

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Story Behind the Story -- Alfonso Cano

In the course of my work as a food and nutrition journalist, I interview dozens of interesting people with stories that go far beyond what I can capture in short quote. So I am bringing them to life on my blog, where I give them a chance to talk about themselves, their heritage, and their

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Back to Blogging

It took some doing to get me back into blogging. With inspiration from blogger colleagues @karensblog, @robinsbite, @theeverydayrd and so many others, I decided it was time to jump back in.

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist by training, a marketer by education, and a communicator by day (and night). Like my good friend Robyn

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Screaming for Ice Cream

If I could choose only one food to eat, I would pick ice cream. I love its combination of cold and creamy and never tire of trying new flavors. Here’s my little secret – ice cream is the first thing that I eat when I wake up in the morning. A couple of spoons of

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Food as Art and Craft

On a beautiful Saturday in May, my husband and I spent the afternoon at Crafts at Lyndhurst, a well-established and well-attended crafts festival at one of the historic Hudson River mansions. What I noticed more than the art was the food. Whether the organizers were filling booths or filling shopper stomachs, they included in the

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Sneaking in Vegetables and Fruits

For as long as I’ve known her, my mom has had a great instinct about nutrition. Remember the Five-a-Day campaign to get people to eat at least five daily servings of vegetables and fruits? That was no problem in my house. My mom always served fruit at breakfast and fruit and carrots

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Food with a Purpose

I recently attended ExpoWest, where I turbo-shopped through thousands of booths at the Anaheim Convention Center. Apparently I was in good company – reports say that 63,000 folks in the industry attended, setting a new record. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing my observations, along with introducing a few of the inspiring

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