Go Red For Women

I received a reminder from the American Heart Association today that February 1st is National Wear Red Day here in the U.S. Click on the link to find out more about it so you can get your red ready, and perhaps participate in some other ways.

Wear Red Day is also a day for you to make the decision to start giving your own heart some love by treating it right: exercise, healthy foods, lowering stress, and knowing your numbers and risk factors.

Heart disease and stroke, for those that don’t know, is the #1 killer of women (and men!). Not breast cancer, which gets more press. Heart disease and stroke.

M’s birthday was yesterday. We had a nice celebration at our favorite Thai restaurant. They’ve redecorated since we were last there (sometime before M’s sabbatical). New furniture, new cutlery, new dishware, new glasses, and a new menu. Our favorites were still on the menu, and we enjoyed an excellent meal in the lovely new decor.

I finished reading Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl. Reichl is (was?) a New York Times restaurant critic and editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine.

Tender at the Bone is a coming-of-age story (or stories), about how Reichl came to love food. Some of the stories are funny, some are touching. The book is jam packed with colorful characters. Reichl tells her story simply and in a style that I thoroughly enjoyed.

There are recipes included in the chapters, and I’m looking forward to trying out a few of them.

I think this book has turned me into a lover of the “foodie” genre of books. I’m looking forward to reading Ruth Reichl’s next book: Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table.