A very dear friend of mine, Leila, just recently started her blog. Vida Salveo is about health is wealth and living your best life free of stress and getting back to basics in our food and products. She writes from her soul and is just her being her so it’s beautiful and a joy to read. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Leila years ago on Amelia Island Florida. My first impression of Leila was that she was approachable, warm and welcoming. She never spoke ill of anyone and was never judgemental of anyone’s actions. Leila said something when we first met that has stuck in my mind that I wished I had used and stuck too as she had. When asked why she never went out often with the crew after work and grab beers. Leila made the comment that as often as we went out to the bar you could have put that money away and traveled. And traveled she did. Leila is one of the few I’ve kept in …
Just because it’s summertime doesn’t mean you should take a break from healthy eating! Summers mean more picnics, ballgames and festivals full of tempting (but less than healthful) foods. But you can have your ice cream, hot dogs and fried Oreos — in moderation — by following these suggestions. Eat Sweets in Small Portions Sweets and fried foods are fine, in small portions. Use this as an opportunity to show kids how to form a healthy relationship with food. Denying the “good stuff” can lead to poor, unhealthy food choices down the road. So a little treat here and there won’t do any harm. Keep Them Active If your kids indulge in a funnel cake or waffle and ice cream sundae once in a while, schedule more activities that help them burn off those extra calories. Also, encourage kids to share the treats so everyone gets a taste but no one overindulges. Be a Good Role Model Be a good role model. Eat healthier foods—and healthier versions of the foods everyone loves. For example, if …
I like to consider Laverne DeFazio a good friend of mine. I grew up watching her and I thought she was hilarious with her timing and physical comedy.
It started out as a family vacation to Orlando. We decided if we are making the trek all the way down to Florida. We may as well make it an adventure.
The Holidays are in full swing and I’ve made my yearly cocktail that helps me cope with everyone’s bullshit.
It’s that time of year. The big Summer Clearance that we all love.
Connecting and supporting each other is what I originally intended to do with this whole writing and pastry blog. That wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, but I’m making progress.