Category Archives: Food

Wicked Wendy and the Forgottens

It was the summer of 1985, back when I was still adjusting to the life of a young married woman and still adapting to the community to which my husband had moved us.  Most of my lazy summer weekends were … Continue reading

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My Reinvention Plan: Mission Accomplished!

On New Year’s Eve a few months back, I reflected–with a considerable degree of disgust–on how far I had let myself go physically in the previous decade, and I was discouraged at the idea of entering into yet another year … Continue reading

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My Reinvention Plan: One Month Later

This is the end of the first month of “My Reinvention Plan.”  Thirty days ago I announced to the world my New Year’s resolution of losing 20 pounds by the end of the year.  After several years of lounging in … Continue reading

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I Resolve to Eat More Mangoes

Like millions of other Americans, I usually ring in the New Year by reflecting on the year gone by and dreaming about the year to come.  And like millions of other Americans, I usually resolve to make a few changes … Continue reading

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Except When Milk Comes Out of My Nose

‘Tis the day–in fact, the season–of giving thanks for all the goodness in our lives.  Like so many others this Thanksgiving Day, I am grateful for the family and friends who enrich my life in so many magical ways, just … Continue reading

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Sometimes Ignorance Really Is Bliss

There are some things I don’t need to know, and there are even more things I just don’t want to know.  To the media:  You have told me more than I ever wanted or needed to know about Lindsay Lohan’s addictions, … Continue reading

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Lovin’ Spoonfuls

I am not a hugger–at least, not a relaxed, comfortable one.  I envy those who are, and I fervently wish I could be one of them; I wish I could throw my arms around the world with reckless abandon and squeeze … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Blow Away

When I was growing up, I was what my frustrated parents referred to most often as a “picky eater.”  I was also frequently labeled as a “stubborn little brat” and a “pain in the rear.”  No matter how hard they tried, … Continue reading

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