Facts & Myths

To Cheat Or Not To Cheat?

{A post I wrote for Attune foods} I knew during the whole sinful indulgence, that I was doing something wrong but desires are powerful and restraint exhausting. I had been so loyal for so long and I was starting to … Continue reading

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This Is Why I Cook

(Finn teaching his dog how to crack an egg.) Food, friends, family and Finn. When I reflect on what has brought me more joy than I could ever imagine this year, that’s it. Food, itself, has so often been at … Continue reading

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Turkeys Don’t Have Sex

It’s nearly turkey time and the turkey you will eat this Thanksgiving is a very different bird than what the Pilgrims ate in 1620 or what your parents ate in 1950.  The “super turkey” of today is a different breed … Continue reading

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Why Tinned Food Is Better Than Homemade

{A post I wrote for Attune Foods} I remember Thanksgiving fondly, but not because of the food. My parents were practical people and when it came to Thanksgiving the food was practical too. There were no pinenuts in the stuffing, … Continue reading

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Sprouted Food: Worth The Hype?

There’s an entire sub section in Whole Food’s bulk food that’s devoted to premium priced “sprouted” food. There are $5 sprouted nut bars popping up in corner delis alongside the PopTarts and I was just sent a collection of sprouted … Continue reading

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Is Your Bed Making You Fat?

{A post I wrote for Attune Foods} I used to get a solid eight hours of sleep and would do everything in my power to protect this sacred practice. Then Finn came into my life and along with him, many … Continue reading

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Healthiest Muffins Ever?

   I used to have a lot of time for cooking.  I would walk leisurely through the farmer’s market with only a faint notion of what I would cook for dinner, confident that inspiration would strike as I stood before … Continue reading

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Eating Too Much Junk? Here’s How To Stop…

{A post I wrote for Attune Foods} He stretched his arms up with great force, toward the muffin. He was not going to take no for an answer.  I offered the apple and the cheese and the blueberries but got … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know

As the leaves and the temperatures drop, I am eager again to turn on the stove, tie the food-stained apron around my waist and awake my cast-iron soup pot from hibernation. I was making squash soup other day, using my … Continue reading

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The Five Dollar Tomato – Worth It?

{A post I wrote for Attune Foods} I think of tomatoes as the bridge food between summer and fall.  Just when the summer fruit season in the Northeast is ending – the crowd of peaches is thinning at the farmers … Continue reading

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