Q You wrote to select a ketchup. Well, how about how to select a yogurt? JRD, Greenville.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Is the flu for you? Probably not. It is at best, an unpleasant experience and at worst, a potentially fatal infection.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
When the weather is frigid, and the garden has hunkered down for the winter, it’s time to turn to chicories. These leafy vegetables are our cold-season friends, packed with vitamins and nutrients, and winter’s replacement for sweet summer greens.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
“First piece of candy!” he yelled triumphantly. Usually his older sister beat him to the draw on calling dibs. Especially when dad made a pan of his famous (at least within the family) chocolate fudge, sometimes with pecans, sometimes with walnuts, sometimes with peanut butter, sometimes pla…
“Hmmm, that looks comfy.”
As I see it, we would all be better off being “way too familiar” in our language when we’re talking with the man upstairs than being way too formal.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
I own more pairs of shoes today than at any other time since I first took to bipedalism. Lately, there’s one pair that I wear pretty much every day. I call them my “old-man slip-ons.”
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
“I don’t think the U.S. should be in the business of assassinating foreign leaders.”
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Every year as the calendar turns, many people assess their health goals and make some effort to improve their health but occasionally fall short of expectations.
Q My brother-in-law seems to follow every new diet that comes along. Last weekend he told me he was a Pegan. Is there any validity to this diet or is it just another fad? — HW, Winterville
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
If it's not broken, then don't fix it. This pertains to great recipes, baking techniques and, more specifically, these scones.
Sunday, January 12, 2020
While proofing The Daily Reflector’s front page on Dec. 31, I was intrigued by an article about Pitt Community College’s VISIONS program expanding.
On New Year’s Eve I lost one of the best friends anybody could ever have.
Despite my resolution to read more books, I still occasionally find time to flit around the internet, looking for for interesting tidbits.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
I probably should have posted this essay a couple of weeks ago, as it is all about my Christmas tree.
As we all do at the start of a new year, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on the events and lessons of the previous one.
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
If you don’t have a recipe like this in your winter repertoire, then you should. In our house, we refer to this dish as Pasta Bolognese. Now, before you raise your hand to point out that this is not an authentic Bolognese sauce, I’ll save you the time and announce it right here: This is not …
Q I have a good friend with a child on the autism spectrum. We like to dine together, and I know there are some challenges. Could you explain a bit about a person with autism and their relationship to food? — KF, Greenville
Thursday, January 02, 2020
Is it really just a fairy tale?