Getting Bigger?

I made an interesting discovery when cleaning up Sophie’s toys… Fisher Price Little People, circa 1978: Fisher Price Little People, circa 2008: Apparently the United States obesity epidemic is also hitting toddler toys!

A Simple Technology Life: Where’s the App for That

One of my favorite movie lines of all time is from Contact. The character of Palmer Joss is questioning whether we, as a society, are better off because of technology. “Is the world fundamentally a better place because of science and technology? We shop at home, we surf the Web … at the same time, […]

Happy Valentine’s Day: Through the Years

How do I love Valentine’s Day? Let me count the ways as I chronicle this holiday through my past. Brach’s Candy Hearts – These Valentine treats have been ever-present in my life since a very young age. And they must be the soft Brach’s variety. Not SweetTart or Necco versions. Store-bought Valentines – Each year […]

Gung Hay Fat Choy …Happy Chinese New Year!

One of my all-time favorite foods to indulge in is Chinese cuisine. Although I’m partial to this family-owned restaurant in the community I grew up, I also enjoy creating my own Asian fare. In honor of Chinese New Year, we enjoyed a homemade Chinese feast this weekend consisting of Cashew Chicken and Shu Mai (or […]

Sunday Dinner

When I was growing up, Sunday dinners were somewhat of a tradition in my house. Sundays were when we had “family dinner.” We did not typically all eat together during the week. My mom would fix dinner for me and my sisters. We’d eat early to finish homework and have play time. As the oldest […]

A Philosophy of Food

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to what I’m calling my “food philosophy.” What is that, you ask? I’ll explain. I love food. I love cooking. I love eating. I love trying to find healthy, delicious and natural food for me and my family. I am a big believer in eating “whole” foods (not […]