Category Archives: cooking

Farm to table: a day of preparation

I generally begin my Saturday mornings at the Tuscaloosa River Market.  The photo shows some of what I found last Saturday.  Vegetables came from a number of farmers (and a couple of things from the grocery store).   My biggest challenge … Continue reading

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Days like this: Self care

I had a three day weekend due to MLK day.  It’s been restful and low key.  Last night I attended the Realizing the Dream concert for the first time since coming to UA.  Often I am out of town this … Continue reading

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Why farmers markets rock

Earlier this week I was caught without lunch, which is unusual for me.  I had to find something I felt I wanted to eat and that was healthy.  I went to one of my go-to places where I knew I … Continue reading

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Eat local: Fresh goodness

Some of my fondest memories of childhood are going to the farmers market with my mom.  There were rows of produce in baskets, bright colors, and lots of fresh foods.  I learned how to pick out melons, how to tell … Continue reading

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Healthy Mind Cookbook: I want to try everything

I received Rebecca Katz‘s new cookbook in the mail this week.  As I started leafing through the pages, I wanted to make everything. I am sure this will become one of my favorite cookbooks.  The recipes are easy to follow, … Continue reading

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A working refrigerator: when it is more than meets the eye

I have been without a working refrigerator for at least a month.  Actually, probably longer. The freezer has not been working for a while and the refrigerator has been iffy. I finally connected with my friend Michael a few weeks … Continue reading

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November challenges

One challenge would be plenty, but I have four challenges lined up for November.  I guess my month “off” was just what I needed to get going again.  So, here they are: 1. Get back to my regular exercise routine.  … Continue reading

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