Eat Like a Dog: It’s all good!


Today I chose to eat a turkey sandwich instead of the donut I wanted. My dog Sadie, a 13 year old Weimaraner, watched every bite with great intensity. She loves food. She usually just gets one bowl of kibble a day, but every once in a while, if she’s lucky, or does a certain series […]

On January 30, 2011, in Dogs, Food, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

No diets allowed, but what do runners eat?


I am not on a diet. This is not a diet blog. I’m not anti-diet when a diet is based on real food and balanced nutrition, they’ve worked for me in the past. But, if you spend a little time reading my stories here on this blog, you should learn that I’m not a woe-is-me-I-wish-I-was-thinner […]

On January 29, 2011, in Food, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

The Sexy Side of Carrots: Healthy Junk Food? Baby. Carrots. Extreme!


They’re sweet. They’re crunchy. They’re delicious. But are carrots really the new sexy? Sure, they prevent heart attacks, strokes, and cancer, and they’re easy on the eyes, but so do the doctors on Grey’s Anatomy (okay, those are people, I know they’re not real doctors, or vegetables — work with me here!) I thought baby […]

On November 24, 2010, in Food, by juliejulie

The Power of Sex, Joe Walsh and French Toast: Sunday Brunch and Marriage Review


I’ve been “under the weather”  this week, and considered canceling my Sunday morning brunch date with my husband. The relentless pouring rain and dizzying side effects from some new massive vitamins my doctor prescribed tried to lull me back to bed and a nap. But I was in NYC last Sunday and missed our date, […]

On October 10, 2010, in Food, Love and Marriage, Middle-aged Angst, by juliejulie

How to Eat a Roasted Chestnut on 5th Ave in NYC


Have you ever had a real, fresh off the fire roasted chestnut? Me neither. So I tried one. First of all, they look like a little cooked brain popping out of their shell, which is a little weird. So there’s that. But I like walnuts, so decided to be brave:

On October 8, 2010, in Food, Travel, by juliejulie

Waffles, Dead Birds and Agoraphobia: My Sunday Brunch and Marriage Review


Seriously? This is the picture my husband took today. As if he doesn’t know how to use a camera, which isn’t the case. At all. I did not say “You call yourself a photographer?” today. It’s pointless. So I started dating again. My husband and I are going out on Sundays now, so I’m going […]

On September 26, 2010, in Food, Love and Marriage, by juliejulie

Attack the Blueberry Cake!


My in-laws out in McKenzie Valley, Oregon have two huge blueberry “trees” in their yard. Some of them ended up in this delicious coffee cake I made this morning. They were victims of a savage attack: My brother-in-law is leaving for a one year, world wide tour, including a walk across the 600 mile Camino […]

On August 6, 2010, in Family, Food, by juliejulie

My Pot Garden: Growing Good Stuff on the Porch


Now that we live in Eugene, Oregon again, it’s easy to grow stuff in pots. I’m talking about tomatoes. And cucumbers, and marigolds and a few assorted herbs. You know, the legal kind. We’re renting our house and we just moved in mid-June, and I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money making raised […]

On August 5, 2010, in Food, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

What’s the Point of Raw, Gluten Free, Vegan Cheesecake? YUM.


One day, when I was minding my own business on Twitter, I noticed Earth Cafe started following me. So I followed them back. Then I got a personal, direct message from Craig Ahrens, the President, thanking me and letting me know their Raw, Gluten Free, Vegan cheesecake was available at Market of Choice, a store […]

On August 4, 2010, in Family, Food, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

When Good Teenagers Get Bored: Dinner on the Deck


Moving to a kidless neighborhood in a new town in the middle of the summer can be a real bummer when you’re 16. But, if you’re my daughter, you just ask your old friends to come over and visit for a week, and then every day can be an excuse for a party. I’ve been […]

On July 28, 2010, in Family, Food, by juliejulie
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