Shedding Holiday Pounds

I come from an Italian family so I am used to resisting temptation. Italians only care that you eat. Weight gain and dieting is irrelevant when a fabulous meal has been placed on the table. It is by far the most important family activity. I have had some of my most interesting moments around the dinner table. My family, like most Italian families is oh … Continue reading Shedding Holiday Pounds

Celebrating Swedish History & Desserts

The Swedes are ground breakers when it comes to humanitarian posturing. They believe in gentility and peaceful resolutions on interpersonal as well as societal levels. Sweden has been successful as a monarchy since it’s inception and is still ruled today by a King and a parliamentary system. However, Sweden has had it’s share of war throughout the centuries. The country took control of the Baltic … Continue reading Celebrating Swedish History & Desserts

Celebrating Holidays All Year Long

My friend and I were shopping around town trying to find some fun holiday foods; Christmas cakes, pastry, candy, you know the usual calorie stackers. Suddenly, I had a moment of sheer virtue and decided not to overdo it this season. Of course the season is not nearly over yet, so we’ll see what comes. As I was applying myself to this new found discipline, … Continue reading Celebrating Holidays All Year Long