Valentine’s Gift to Myself

Valentine’s Day. The holiday to celebrate love. From early childhood the cute heart cards are exchanged at school with each member of the class.  In the card isle at Hallmark there are cards for friends, daughters and sons, and even a few for mothers. But the main focus of this day is on the young …

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Yerba Mate and Health

In many parts of South America a beverage called yerba mate is as popular as coffee is in North America, if not more so. Yerba mate is most often prepared in a gourd called a mate and consumed through a filtered metal straw called a bombilla. Lately, yerba mate has begun making inroads in other …

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A Bit of Gluten-Free Heaven

I am known in my family as a great sufferer when ill. I sit around in my misery, moaning and sighing. Picture Felix Unger of ‘The Odd Couple’ in a pink bathrobe. I assemble all my many remedies around me. Someone once asked me exactly what my remedies were. I started to make a list. …

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