Category Archives: Health & Wellness

It’s That Time of Year Again: Cold Remedies

I’m currently recovering from my first cold of the season. Yechh. It’s a chest cold, with a lingering cough. I hate those. Sneezing can be kind of fun; coughing never is.

Cold RemediesI’m not big on taking over-the-counter cold medicines. It seems to me that they just prolong the cold and, in the case of a cough, keep your body from doing what it can to get rid of the congestion.… Read more

Aging at Home: the Village Movement

older woman gardeningOne of my goals is to live in my own home for the duration, yet there may come a time when I can’t do everything myself. That concerns me.

I know several women in their 80s  who are in this position.… Read more

Spring Radish Craving

red-radishesTowards the end of winter, I get a craving for red radishes. White ones and daikon will do in a pinch, but not the pink. As soon as they show up in the Farmers Market I’ll start buying 4 bunches for the week and munch them throughout the day as a snack.… Read more

Container Herb and Vegetable Garden

I want to grow herbs and vegetables on my windowsills and deck. I don’t have a yard at present, so I’m going to try container gardening. I can sit pots and boxes on the sills and deck. I can also attach rows of containers to the deck railings, sit pots on shallow shelves,  and make bottle towers out of stacked 1-liter soda bottles (minus the bottoms) filled with soil.… Read more

Chicken Salad with Olives and Citrus Balsamic Dressing

I made my favorite Chicken Salad for lunch today. The market had beautiful organic romaine lettuces yesterday, so I picked one up along with a lemon, an orange and some Kalamata olives. This is a satisfying, whole meal salad with a flavorful, citrusy dressing.… Read more