An Apple a Day

Anyone in the health industry will tell you that there is a lot of truth in the old adage: an apple a day keeps the doctor away.  Apples are high in fiber and antioxidants and something I’ve never been a big fan of until moving to NYC.  I mean sure, if you set a slice … Continue reading An Apple a Day

Wicked Fun

Part of Ann’s birthday weekend celebrations included going to see Wicked.  Which, of course, is one of my favorite musicals–just as The Wizard of Oz is my favorite movie.  Emeralds and rubies and flying monkeys, oh my! Sharing a birthday with Ann is Marilyn, who is, quite simply, my favorite Broadway star of all!  And … Continue reading Wicked Fun

Serefe, Coffee!

Java. Joe.  Espresso. Brewed. Latte. Cappuccino. Mocha. Drip. French press. Melitta.  Black. Breve. Cream. Sugar. Light & Sweet.  No matter how you serve it, coffee is definitely something I could NOT dream of living without.  With reckless abandon, I ignore any medical advice telling me to cut back.  I tried that once, with disastrous results … Continue reading Serefe, Coffee!

A Toast to Vegemite!

Dearest Mal, as requested a (hopefully) funny Australia story–Happy Birthday!! Show of hands of how many people NOT from Australia who like Vegemite?  Or have even tried Vegemite?  Or even heard of Vegemite in a setting other than a Men At Work song? Vegemite is a yeast extract paste that exceptionally high in B-vitamins.  Here’s what Vegemite … Continue reading A Toast to Vegemite!

Easy as Pie

Anyone who’s actually made pie, knows that it’s not easy.  Unless, of course, your idea of making pie includes buying it from the store, in which case, let me recommend: The Fredericksburg Pie Co. First of all, they have an amazing selection…providing you get there before about 3pm.  If not, your selection will be dramatically … Continue reading Easy as Pie