09 Dec 2016
in books, food, health, recipes, stories
Tags: art, children, experiments, family, games, life, nutrition, reading, science
I enjoyed participating in a few holiday craft sales this year, showing off my book Cook Up A Story. I met many wonderful people who bought up most of my stock and all of my aprons and chef hats.
I only have a few copies left. In Canadian dollars I can offer a better price than that at the Blurb Book store, which quotes American dollars. Because of the current exchange rate, Canadian prices are lower than those quoted on Blurb Bookstore on-line. And conversely prices are 33% lower yet if you are paying in US dollars. As of Dec 17, I’m down to my last three copies: More
22 Nov 2016
in books, Desserts, food, health, Holiday foods, recipes, Snacks, stories
Tags: art, children, Christmas, family, healthier recipe, party food, wine
‘Tis the season, whether we like it or not. I personally love it! So much fun getting together with old friends, sharing some sparkly, sampling baking made at special times of the year, remembering happy days from years past… and meeting new neighbors! I even love the whole shopping thing, searching out little baubles to put under the tree and surprising the people I love.
That’s why I happily agreed to help my daughter Kristina host an open house at her place this year to launch the holiday season. More
31 Dec 2012
in food, health
Tags: art, avoiding sugar, awards, baking, carbohydrates, desserts, fruit, goals, mood, New Years, reviews, snacks, treats
Sculpture by Salvador Dali, Dali Museum-Theatre, Figueres, Spain. Photo by me!
If, like me, you’ve found yourself drowning in a tsunami of baked goodies this holiday season, perhaps you’ll want to make a New Year’s resolution.
Repeat with me: In 2013, I promise to choose fruit instead of baked sweets for treats, snacks, and dessert. More
20 Feb 2012
in food, science, stories
Tags: art, chemistry, children, colloid, cornstarch, experiments, oobleck, play, starch
Oh… no! Evil Dragon Man tries to blow up Black Hack (our favorite British taxi dude).
Last year we saw how much fun we can have, turning plain old cornstarch into OObleck. How about we have some more of the same? More
20 Dec 2011
in books, food, Holiday foods
Tags: art, children, Hanukkah, humor, latke, Lemony Snicket, potatoes, reviews, traditions, vegetables
Let’s make a latke!
I dare you to read The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming without immediately jumping up to make a Latke. More
29 May 2011
in Drinks, food, health, science
Tags: art, artificial sweeteners, avoiding sugar, children, diabetes, diet soda, nutrition, stroke, water
Too much sugar’s bad for us, but sugar-free soda could be even worse. It’s not proof positive, but new research raises concern about diet soda. Studies find higher risks for stroke and heart attack among people who drink sugar-free soda every day versus those who drink no soda at all.
The findings should be “a wakeup call to pay attention to diet sodas,” More
14 Mar 2011
in food, Holiday foods, science
Tags: art, children, desserts, humor, Pi Day, pie
Happy Pi day – 3.14 (March 14)
Food is so much fun! You know what pie looks like and how it tastes. Now (thanks to College Humor Video) you can hear what Pi sounds like, to 32 decimal places!
Maybe you’ll also start to see just how magical math can be.
Why don’t you settle yourself down with a lovely piece of Kristina’s peach Pi, then sit back and listen to it?
03 Mar 2011
in food, health
Tags: art, beauty, children, humor, mood
Got any more of these babies?
It’s tough being a girl. Today’s media-hyped culture is swamped with images of beauty. These portrayals often reflect malice or self-focus. More
22 Feb 2011
in food, stories
Tags: art, children, humor, mood, play, trivia
A recipe for fun:
Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end. More