Are You Afraid To Lose Weight?

What are you holding on to?...more

Seasonal Eating: 6 Ideas for Summer Tomatoes

Have you grown tomatoes this year? I have never had such an abundant season of these luscious ruby and sunshine hued fruits. I always plant a variety of large, medium and cherry tomatoes, but this year some tomato seeds survived the winter in my soil and those grew, too. I am flush with tomatoes right now, and needed some ideas for using them up. ...more
So many reasons to love summer, but Gazpacho is one of my favorites. ...more

Got The Summertime Blues? One Way To Cure It

Don't get me wrong, I adore summer. I despise the cold and, truth be told, don't really feel like I'm living unless it's hot and sunny out.But, as they say, all good things must come to an end....more

Simple Summer: Julienned Squash with Spinach Basil Pesto

It takes me a month or two to really get into the groove of summer eating, but when it happens - watch out!  I guess when you are tied to winter squash and heavier foods in the colder months it takes a little to time to shake that off.  But my garden is bustling, the bees are working hard, the honey is flowing and I have more summer squash, tomatoes and fresh herbs than I know what to do with.This time is all about fresh, creative, and super simple....more

How To Choose The Best Olive Oil

As is the case with most food products that get the green light for health, there seems to be an overwhelming variety of olive oils these days.  A trip to Whole Foods the other day revealed about a dozen different kinds of extra virgin olive oil....more

When It Comes To Exercise, Do Something (anything!) You Love

I was so excited to read a New York Times article this past week ("Losing Weight Might Require Some Serious Fun", click HERE to read it) that showed the importance of making exercise fun.  The article talks about a study done with two groups of women....more

Handing Down Healthy Habits to My Teenage Daughter

Tis' the season for the college kids (maybe yours included) to come home for the summer....more
We totally agree with you!  Each of us moms on this blog have a teenage daughter in a singing ...more