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 are 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 … Continue reading Shedding Holiday Pounds

Celebrating Swedish History & Desserts

The Swedes are groundbreakers 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 its share of war throughout … 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. … Continue reading Celebrating Holidays All Year Long