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Category Archives: Health, Fitness & Nutritiion

Staying healthy, especially for those of us who are getting older

Steve’s Ratatouille

I made this dish several times, using different ingredients with mediocre results, and finally realized that the key to good ratatouille is the technique. It isn’t enough to simply throw the vegetables into a pot as you would a soup or stew. They must be subjected to a hot dry heat, traditionally by sautéing. However, […]

The Dry Vodka Gimlet

I posted a while ago on the pleasures of a good cocktail. A dry vodka gimlet is one of my favorites and one that doesn’t seem to be all that common, so it’s a good idea to know how it’s made so you can offer some assistance to the occasional bartender that may be unfamiliar […]

Managing Weight – Part 2

How often have you heard someone claim “Oh, I can eat anything I want and never have to worry about my weight”? How often have you heard a claim for some diet pill/program/product that makes the same claim – “Eat all the foods you enjoy and still lose weight!!”. In essence, there is nothing at […]