Archives for July 2009

August 2009 Newsletter

Summer isn’t over yet! In my August 2009 newsletter, I share new videos, posts, and resources to make your summer a success. And don’t miss out on several posts about my recent trip to Germany!

Food for Thought, Some Poetic Words

I’ve always loved poetry and still read from my collection when I need inspiration. The other night I was visiting a dear friend of mine who’s a chef and he jotted this little ditty onto a napkin for me, I’d like to share it with you.

Nearly 10% of Health Spending for Obesity

Obesity’s not just dangerous, it’s expensive. New research shows medical spending averages $1,400 more a year for an obese person than for someone who’s normal weight. Overall obesity-related health spending reaches $147 billion, double what it was nearly a decade ago, says the study published Monday by the journal Health Affairs.

Grocery Carts and Peacocks

A large peacock guarded the front door and strutted around the shopping carts. He barked at a rooster who dared to cross his path while winking at the curvaceous hens. He was clearly the king of the grocery carts but where was the peahen?

No-Cook Meals In Record Time

It’s summer, but what if you don’t want to cook? In a recent story entitled ‘The Big Chill’, published in the June 2009 issue of Self Magazine, I share six of my recipes for no-cook meals that make it from the fridge to the plate in record time!

Skinny Chef on

I am sure you’ve heard of Yum Sugar – their food editors round up the best food posts on the internet, and decided to feature my post on zesters. ‘The Skinny Chef plays zester tester – and explains when each type of zester works best.’

Feeding Time

During a recent visit to a dairy farm, I spotted one of the farm workers filling an orange bucket with milk. Why? That’s what I wondered too. Join me on my tour of farms, getting behind the scenes.

Cows and Champagne

‘Don’t worry, we’ll be able to take a two hour nap before the wedding ceremony starts.’ That’s how a recent trip to Germany began. As we later arrived on the family farm, we were greeted by grazing cows while waiters rushed around with trays of icy beers and champagne.