Boomer Blog: Not the triumph but the struggle

I thoroughly enjoyed the Olympics this year. Earlier in the summer I read so much about Zika, polluted water, street crime, venue readiness, and dopin...

August 28th, 2016 |  


Delving deep into homemade nut butter

Delving deep into homemade nut butter

Question: I occasionally like to make my own nut butter by grinding nuts in a food processor and adding some coconut oil until it becomes creamy. But ...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: It’s the first day of school for everyone

For sixty some years of my life, the best day of any year was the first day of school. I enjoyed holidays, but the annual highlight was always the day...

August 21st, 2016 |  



Test dairy, nutrition IQ with MyPlate quizzes

Test dairy, nutrition IQ with MyPlate quizzes

Question: My son, who is 11, says that since butter is made from milk, it should be counted as a dairy food. I know that it’s not dairy, but can...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Higher premiums likely coming

An Indiana couple who wrote to me a few weeks ago has experienced the ups and downs of Obamacare, and they wanted me to know about one downside they n...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Turn tables on food ads: Make veggies fun

Turn tables on food ads: Make veggies fun

Question: We tend to eat a lot of vegetables and fruit at home, not only during meals but for snacks too. But our daughter seems to be getting less in...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Old endings, new beginnings – or somewhere in between

A Japanese electronics company made the world’s last VCR at the end of July. The manufacturer discontinued the big, clunky videocassette recorde...

August 14th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Assorted musings, amusing and otherwise

Unbelievably, I finished my counted cross-stitch projects for the county fair two whole weeks early, unlike my typical schedule of reaching the deadli...

August 7th, 2016 |  


Flaxseed may help to control blood pressure

Flaxseed may help to control blood pressure

Question: My blood pressure has been inching up recently, and although I don’t yet have high blood pressure, I’m on the lookout for ways t...

August 1st, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Another kind of fair food

A friend’s 40-year-old daughter recently opted for fair food as her birthday meal. I totally understand her choice; fries with vinegar have that...

July 31st, 2016 |