Category Archives: fat

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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Spud Hughes: A correction

Spud Hughes has been complaining. “First you call me an enabler” he says “Without mentioning that I have filled the house with fruit and stocked up on bottled water. I have been slaving to produce vegetable-based sauces for portion-controlled pasta. … 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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My new look for 2012

I am resolved to wear more frocks in 2012, starting with three new ones I bought this week. Obviously I will need new shoes to go with them… My signature item for 2012 is my fab green scarf, a Christmas … Continue reading

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Diet dilemmas

Oh dear oh dear. I bought three size sixteen dresses today–and then came home and ate Hansel’s fried shrimp with honey hot sauce and some cheesecake that Gretel brought home from the bakery. I am now drinking a glass of … Continue reading

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