Monday, March 31, 2014

In Defense of the Good Stuff

March 31, 2014

A reader wrote:

"You were right about milk. I saw this and could not resist sending it to you.  I've been drinking organic milk for a bit now, and now I can go to whole or 2% and not feel I'm doing something unhealthy. "

She included the following link:

And on February 28, 2014 the Statesman ran an article from the Washington Post that cited two recent studies that concluded that "those who eat full-fat dairy products are less likely to become and remain obese than those who do not."

So eat up: Grab the butter and the whole milk and find out once again how good food can taste when you let it.

(See the post "I Love It When I'm Right (Until the next study comes along)" June 2, 2011.)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Another Recipe Off The To-Do List...

March 9, 2014

I tried my hand at Eggs Benedict this morning. I had never made Hollandaise sauce before, so I wasn't sure how it would turn out.

According to my husband, it turned out perfectly.

Turns out I don't actually care for Hollandaise sauce.


I Ran Out Of Steam

March 18, 2014

I was going to go through the closet and fold winter clothes this afternoon.

Instead I moved 2 turtlenecks and a winter dress to another closet.

Close enough.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It's The Little Perks That Make It Worthwhile

March 26, 2014

For years businesses have been embracing the idea that perks can mean as much to employees as mere money: Flex time, input on company policy, a workout room, the odd celebration or two...

So why is it that their CEO’s always get the whopping raises?  The reinstated CEO of Penney’s could be cleaning up this year—and not with flex time or a lunch-hour workout.

Says the Associated Press, “J.C. Penney Co. could increase Ullman’s base salary to $1.5 million for this year, from $810,606 in the fiscal year that ended Feb. 1, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Monday. He could also get $5.5 million in stock awards and is eligible to receive a $3 million bonus.”

Mr. Ullman, are you sure you wouldn’t just rather have a birthday cake?

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Life's Little Mysteries

March 8, 2014

How is it easier to pull your shopping cart over an 8-inch curb to leave it on the sidewalk,

than it is to push it the 26 steps to the cart corral?

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Narrow Escape

March 7, 2014

There’s something primal about the urge to spring clean. Even people who don’t like cleaning find that they can’t help themselves.

This afternoon I was sweeping the floor, and decided to pull out the fridge and sweep behind it. Then I saw that the grille over the coils was dirty, and I swept that. Then I considered removing the grille to really get at the coils. And then I realized that that was probably the first step down that slippery slope.

Fortunately, the kid next door came over to see if I could play basketball; so I was saved from staying inside and squandering a perfectly good spring afternoon.