Why Now is the Time for Herbs

Herbs in the Garden I love having fresh herbs for whatever I am cooking. My garden has a profusion of every variety. Three types of basil, English and lemon thyme, rosemary, parsley and lemongrass. I even have lavender for making syrup. Great Lakes Gardening Herbs are hearty plants. Given favorable conditions they thrive with little…

Starting the Holiday Season

  After Thanksgiving I always feel overwhelmed by food. I not only had the sandwiches and enchiladas, but have repurposed the stuffing and cranberries into new freezer-bound creations. Fasting Diet Fortunately, a virtuous desire for salad overwhelms me. Knowing more holidays and parties are ahead, I try to go back to the Intermittent Fasting Diet….

Time to Stock the Shelves

When the weather is bitter, I keep my shelves well stocked. Sometimes I just want to stay in with a book and a blanket. Variety I like to have a good selection of staples. I fill the freezer with chicken breasts, seafood, pork loin and flank steak; add some seeds and nuts to the frig…

A Healthy Way to Lose Weight

Lose Weight I have found that the only sustainable way to lose weight is through intermittent fasting. The 5/2 Diet One successful approach to intermittent fasting is called the 5/2 Diet. The basic idea is that to eat 500 calories a day (600 if you are a man,) on two non-consecutive days every week. On other…