Monthly Archives: December 2011

The sauce palette

Yesterday evening my wife drove our son home to Monterey so I had the kitchen all to myself for supper. They’re both vegetarian, so in their absence I decided to saute chicken sausages. But that seemed so plain. I decided … Continue reading

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No alcoholic beverages

Month before last in the countryside in Brazil, I made the mistake of brushing my teeth with tap water. My tummy is still rumbling. The antibiotic Cipro was not enough to knock out the bug, so for the next ten … Continue reading

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Calories still aren’t calories

WeightWatchers is switching from Points to PointsPlus. Points were a stand-in for calories. PointsPlus represent more sensible eating patterns. Good for them! Calories are a crude measure at best. Wired tells part of the story in Weight Watchers Revamps Its Magic … Continue reading

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Limit your sleeping and sitting to 23 1/2 hours a day

This is it! Dr. Mike Evans of the University of Toronto argues that getting 30 minutes of exercise a day is the single best thing you can do with your health. The impact on all manner of potential health problems … Continue reading

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New Thai in Town

Ta Krai Hom 1453 Dwight Way Berkeley, CA 94702 Mon-Sun 5 pm – 10 pm (510) 649-9315 Ta Krai Hom is a charming little Thai restaurant on Dwight just off Sacramento in Berkeley in the space formerly occupied by Digs. … Continue reading

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