Much of the world has been celebrating Christmas season since the beginning of December, but the really special days for those who celebrate are Christmas Eve (December 24th) and Christmas Day (December 25th). Much of society closes down between...
Growing up in small-town Ohio I had a lot of opportunities to see how things were made, whether they were apples into apple cider at the local orchard, fruits into jam at a small nearby farm or potatoes into...
I read a lot of books over the course of year, some of which are skimmed throughly and some of which I hang on to every word, highlighting all of the things I want to share with the world....
America is gearing up for the foodiest of all foodie days of the year, Thanksgiving.  I know...it's loaded with historic context that makes it controversial and I know it's not an Islamic holiday. I also know that some people just want...
We had an amazing couple of months here with the fabulously smart Dr. Madiha Saeed, a Chicago area MD who just finished the book, The Holistic Rx (now available on Amazon). She specializes in gut health and healing chronic...
It's this time of year when I appreciate home and hearth the most. While I may not have a fireplace (although I'd absolutely love one), its the cold, wintry air and beautiful white snow cover that makes me do...
We are all pretty well aware that this has been our coldest winter or record. Polar Vortex, ChiBeria, Snowmageddon, whatever you call it, it doesn't look like we'll be forgetting this one any time soon.  As we remain warm...
When it comes to food these days, you might be hard pressed to turn on a cooking show, read a magazine, or head out to your nearest Whole Foods Market without seeing the words “quinoa”, “kale” “gluten-free”, or “superfoods”...
This recipe is unbelievably simple and there's absolutely no cooking involved- a perfect crowd pleaser for these hot summer days. Use the freshest ingredients, including oranges and limes, instead of juices or concentrates which really makes a difference in the resulting...
Those of you who followed me around Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter during my trip to Dubai got a glimpse at many of the activities that I was engaging in while I had scattered wi-fi and could actually post in...

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