Saturday, April 17, 2010

Now Herb This!

Let me ask the question? What do you know about herbs? yes, they are plants, and most are green, and we all know that line in the song, "parsely, sage, rosemary, and thyme", and they can be used to really bring a meal together.
but what do we really know about herbs and cooking? And do you know the difference between and herb and a spice?
we know cilantro is good in mexican cooking, and basil is good in italian cooking. we all know how to make sage butter but how do you use it?
I am starting a series. the first part is on cooking with herbs, and the second part is healing with herbs.

 The Complete Book of Herbs: A Practical Guide to Growing and Using Herbs 

Saturday, April 10, 2010

21 Days

The 21 day diet

Did you know that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit? So in terms of lifestyle changes one needs all the help you can get.

In order to add regular exercise into your day, or change your eating habits you have to practice. Oh, I know some people seem to success at this right away, and others of us plod along, not sure what to do first in teams of lifestyle changes

Well you need a plan. You need to be taught how.

I never understood why I was holding on to a bunch of old Weight Watchers magazines, until I realized that each of those magazines has a 3-day eating plan. Well if you put 7 of those together, you have 21 days.

Support groups are good, if you don’t want to pay the fee at Weight Watchers, there is a great program at Spark people. They have menus, exercise plans, and different discussion groups to join, depending on your situation. Check it out.

I know it is hard. Hang in. Don’t give up. And ask for help



Gluten free Gnocchi

Once upon a time in Santa Rosa, CA at my one of my favorite little eatery’s, (Mary's Pizzza), I discovered something so tasty, so good...