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Which Diet is Best for You?

February 7, 2014


Moderation, a diet consisting of eating whatever one wants but in reasonable portions, is considered stupid and BORING. It assumes that we would actually agree to eat a large piece of salmon and a small piece of chocolate, or a large portion of vegetables and only a bite or two of chili cheese nachos with […]

Boomers May Be Good Past Their Expiration Date

November 13, 2013


For those of you who make food a part of your daily diet, you will be happy to know that expiration dates are, in effect, mere suggestions based on decades-old guesses of when food might be the freshest (not safest). The truth is that most products are perfectly fine beyond their sell-by dates. A new […]

NY Knish Factory Shortage Leads to Nationwide Shortage

November 11, 2013


This was the disturbing headline on Yahoo News this morning. For those of you who have been living in a cardboard box in a basement in Wyoming for the past 30 years, a knish is a doughy pillow, stuffed with some delectable mixture of veggies or meat. Other cultures have their versions of the knish. […]

Ah, Sugar Sugar

August 7, 2013


Life in the Boomer Lane’s definition of a perfect ménage-a-trois would be to have sex with Now Husband, while another man spoon feeds her coffee Haagen Dazs. The August issue of National Geographic is on board with this (the lust for sugar, not a threesome involving LBL). Their cover story is “Sugar Love (A not […]

Anna Maria Island: The Beach. The Beauty. The BLTs.

January 30, 2012


Don’t go looking for the Denny’s Seniors Specials on Anna Maria Island.  Anna Maria is located 10 miles north of Sarasota on Florida’s Gulf Coast.  Years ago, when the rest of Florida got the message about condos, high rises, chain restaurants, and mouse paraphernalia, Anna Maria was entirely too busy picking sand out between her toes […]

Pork Cheeks and Buffalo Milk Ice Cream

June 20, 2010


Sorry, US.  You can take a lesson from the Brits about how to run a food festival.  The annual Taste of London restaurant festival was held yesterday in Regent’s Park, just a few blocks from Beloved Daughter’s flat.  A mind boggling array of restaurants and pubs were represented.  Many of them had created charming outdoor […]

The Vegetable Garden Pt1

May 27, 2010


Life in the Boomer Lane has never had any interest in planting anything in the ground, tending it, watching it grow, and then eating it. She assumed that she was genetically unable to do so, because, for many generations in Eastern Europe, her family wasn’t permitted to own land, and so the “farming genes” were […]