Archives for August 2009

September 2009 Newsletter

In my September 2009 newsletter, I share new videos, posts, and resources to make your Back-To-School transition seemless. And don’t miss out on several posts about my recent explorations in Germany!

Massive Farmers’ Market

Tomatoes, chanterelles, and the most fragrant fresh berries I’ve ever tasted: Join me in my latest travel update – exploring German farmers’ markets, creating an uproar with my pancetta asparagus recipe and experimenting with wild boar stew and other game.

Healthy Habits Reduce Chances of Dementia

Two studies published in this month’s JAMA add to evidence that long-term lifestyle habits may reduce the risk of mental decline in old age. These studies are observational and not definitive, but they hint at what might reduce the chances of Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Molten Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Since seeing the mounds of butter and melted chocolate oozing across the screen in ‘Julie and Julia,’ I’ve been craving an indulgent chocolate dessert. So I made this rich, dark molten cake that’s crusty on top and soft and melted in the center.

The Perfect Body, Is It All in Your Mind?

I was recently reading an article on women’s health that highlighted recent research from San Jose State University – revealing that yoga’s perfect-body secret may actually be all in your head!

How to Become More Flexible

There are plenty of health and exercise myths out there – and whenever someone asks me about yoga, the issue of flexibility always comes up. First off, you don’t have to be flexible to do yoga, but practicing yoga on a regular basis can help you to become more flexible and certainly more centered.

Chocolate 'Cuts Death Rate'

Heart attack survivors who eat chocolate two or more times per week cut their risk of dying from heart disease about threefold compared to those who never touch the stuff, scientists have reported. Smaller quantities confer less protection, but are still better than none, according to the study, which appears in the September issue of the Journal of Internal Medicine.

Piggly Wiggly

There is nothing cuter than a baby pig my Granny used to say, and she’s so right! These little guys didn’t mind being held and are about the same size as a puppy. And the farmers at the farm got a real kick out of me cuddling and cooing over this baby!