Category Archives: diet

Writin’ Dirty

I am pretty sure I have a peptic ulcer. Before you start with the lip pursing and teeth sucking and head shaking, I wish to stress that this is not a complaint brought on by stress; nor is it sparked … Continue reading

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Heart Disease and Heart’s Desire: The Future’s in the cards

It is not everyone who can stomach fried oysters at breakfast but, really, this morning at 8 was my only opportunity to sample this dish, for which New Orleans is famous. We went to Stanley where I had fried oysters … Continue reading

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Offally good, offally nice

Birthday feasting with Tom and Mike. We went to Eola at Dupont Circle. Mike, who is an editor and ever alert for a typo, managed to overcome his lurking suspicion that the restaurant’s name should really be Ebola. “Perhaps the sign writer was in the … Continue reading

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Pushing the Boundaries at Boundary Road

Boundary Road restaurant http://www.boundaryrd.com/on DC’s newly fashionable H Street NE is selling a foie gras peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Chef/owner Brad Walker is the genius behind this appetizer which magically combines some of my favorite food forms. The bread is thick cut, drizzled … Continue reading

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Three kinds of Potato

The beans are soaking. The swimming schedule has been agreed with Gretel. I had a no-sugar cereal for breakfast and a salad for lunch. It is back to porridge now I have returned from a gluttonous trip to Ireland. Readers … Continue reading

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Bubbly, baps and Belfast Lough

I justified the pork and leek sausages, potato bread and soda farl because I started the day with a swim. At St. Georges market, I dodged all the temptation, including  Pie Tanic, a delicious sounding mixture of haddock, cider and … Continue reading

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Back with a Vengeance

My levels of self-loathing are at a new high and this is a hard post to write. I have put on most of the weight I lost last year and, as the anniversary of my respite at the (yes, madly … Continue reading

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Position Vacant: Marketer. Salary: 1000 calories a day and all the exercise you can handle

The Duke Diet and Fitness Center is cutting back on its weekend services, a victim, it says, of the economic downturn. It is expensive to be sure–about $10k for a month, not including accommodations when I was there enjoying the … Continue reading

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A Many Splenda Thing

I have lost 50 pounds since last July. Yaaay! Go me! I am pleased with how I look, but I will admit that the pleasures of bean stew were beginning to pall. I decided to splash out on an 8 … Continue reading

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#stuffubuyatnite

What it is about the middle of the night that makes a normally prudent person reach for her purse? I woke up to Hoda and Kathie Lee ( I know, the stuff of nightmares) this morning at 2am. NBC provides … Continue reading

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