Let Them Eat Cake

“Let them eat cake,” a phrase most commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette, is the traditional translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, supposedly spoken upon learning that the peasants had no bread. Cake being made with butter and eggs was more expensive than bread, and showed whatever royal figure said it was totallyContinue reading “Let Them Eat Cake”

This and That

It’s May and time for another resolution.  In March it was about yoga.  In April it was about walking.  Thus far I’m on track with both of those resolutions, and there were a few times I really had to make myself keep them up.  So, what for May.  I have a seriously bad dairy habit.Continue reading “This and That”


    Food – We all love it.  We are always trying to eat healthier.  I struggle, being lacto-vegetarian.  I have way too much dairy in my diet.  Then there is wheat.  Recently I went twenty-one days without wheat.  Perhaps that wasn’t long enough.  I saw no change in the way I felt.  For theContinue reading “Food”

Eats in New York – Pizza – A Tradition

Several years’ back we watched a television show about pizza in New York.  Two of the places featured were Lombardi’s and Grimaldi’s. Lombardi’s has been in business for over one hundred years beginning in Little Italy as a grocery store in 1897 and becoming licensed as the first pizzeria in America in 1905.  On ourContinue reading “Eats in New York – Pizza – A Tradition”

The Food Facts of Life

We sat at a wise sage’s feet and he told us the facts of life, about the birds and bees, etc.  And it wasn’t at all how I imagined it to be.  I was surprised to learn that babies did not come from storks, but from the food we eat. Possibly I just dreamt this.Continue reading “The Food Facts of Life”

Bagel Heaven

Bagel Heaven While staying in Venice Beach last year we discovered Café Collage close to our hotel.  It definitely took on the ambiance of the place.  It was full of colorful locals.  Usually a place frequented by locals is a good sign. This year we stayed at a different hotel, a little further down, butContinue reading “Bagel Heaven”

Finding Comfort

This morning we woke up to more snow.  Spring is just dribbling in very slowly.  We also awoke to the horrible news of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.  It’s been a rather solemn day with little inspiration. Last night maybe there was a vibration in the air of some uncontrollable pending disaster.  IContinue reading “Finding Comfort”

Life Can Be a Cherry Pie

That is life with my grandmother. My grandmother on my mother’s side played a prominent role in my life. It seemed as if a lot of my growing up years were spent at my grandmother’s house, or Granny as I called her. Granny was a working woman which was somewhat of a novelty in herContinue reading “Life Can Be a Cherry Pie”