Bastille Day: Vive La France!

In 1789, revolutionaries stormed the Bastille screaming “Vive La France!”  If you had any association with the nobility at the time, this was cringe-worthy to hear. It still is the battle cry of French politicians. But today, Bastille Day is officially the French national holiday or Fête de la Fédération, a day that commemorates the unity…

Shopping Tip: Scary-sounding Ingredients

I read food labels regularly because I have to watch out for forms of carbs, sodium, and other things that are bad for me. I’m sure millions of people are doing the same and the same people have been encountering scary-sounding ingredients that makes one reach out for things labeled “organic.” The word organic,  before it…

“Cow Appreciation Day”

Hello, all! I’ve been off blogging since I haven’t been feeling well the past couple of weeks. But I couldn’t let the day go by without a mention of “Cow Appreciation Day.” This is a gimmick by Chick-Fil-A to encourage people to skip burger places and go “eat chikin” instead. [This is probably the best…

Crisp, Crumble, Cobbler…

I hope everyone is having a marvelous Fourth of July. With the abundance of summer fruit, I can’t help but wonder at how many fruit desserts are gracing our tables. When my kids were younger, we used to go pick peaches. There’s nothing like smelling ripe fruit still on the trees. Farms usually have locally made…