How Chocolate Is Made

From bean to your mouth, how delicious chocolate is made. I grew up in the city, but I had relatives who farmed, so I’m not one of those people who thought that food magically showed up in the grocery store. … Continued

Hurricane Season Preparations

The Gulf Coast is well into Hurricane Season. Are you prepared? Here in Texas, hurricane season is kind of a big deal. And, with global climate change making tropical storms more frequent and more severe, it’s getting to be a … Continued

Aerial View

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One more aerial view thing next week and I’ll have an actual theme for the month. Once upon a time, I used to watch a lot of the food and restaurant related reality television that seemed to run on the … Continued

Uncle Walt’s Health Tips for Men

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Seriously, health tips from Walt Whitman himself. I think about health a lot, because I’m overweight.  My cardiologist would like me to lose at least 20 pounds, preferably more.  He just doesn’t quite buy that my wife, being a good … Continued

Upgrade Your Instant Noodles

I love ramen noodles, much to my blushing bride’s chagrin. I never understood what the stigma around eating instant ramen was all about.  I love instant ramen!  I’ve tried lots of different varieties, but mostly for flavor ideas.  Maybe it’s … Continued

Hurricane Preparedness

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Hurricane season started on Monday, June First. Are you ready? Here in Texas, hurricane season is kind of a big deal.  Or, at least, it is to this kid from the Heartland.  Of course, most of the time, we have … Continued

Vitamins from Food

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A healthy mind is a creative mind! And, let’s face it, a healthy mind is supported by a healthy body.  Exercise is one aspect of that, but at a more fundamental level, properly fueling our bodies and minds is, I … Continued