Archives for December 2016

December 7, 2016

Pearl Harbor

Let us remember the service men and women who died when Imperial Japan attacked the American military installations at Pearl Harbor, 75 years ago, today!

December 6, 2016

Meandering The Streets Of Boston!

A couple of weeks ago I spent a few days in Boston.  My husband Jeff, needed surgery, and I decided instead of spending time in a petri-dish of a waiting room, I’d hunt down the healthiest juices and matcha lattes Boston had to offer.  My first stop was “cocobeet” an organic, plant-based business serving food and drink, with no indoor seating. The juice, smoothie, and cleanse menu was extensive.  Knowing it was going to be a long day, I purchased two juices, the Forbidden Juice and the Green Gold. I left the store 20+ dollars lighter, and walked through City Hall Plaza  sipping my beverage, gagging and so confused! The Forbidden Juice contained grapefruit, pineapple, ginger, lemon, cayenne and turmeric.  I thought this would be a great start of the day for me. I’d get my vitamin C from the grapefruit and lemon, flat belly from the pineapple, turmeric and ginger would address inflammation.  This wasn’t the case.  I can’t think of any good reason I would dislike this juice since I like all of the ingredients it contained, other than I am not accustomed to eating/drinking unprocessed, organic , GMO free, made on site products.  I’m more of a smoothie type of gal, or I’m more accustomed to high pressure processed products. In other words, I haven’t arrived in the world of raw!

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Encountering an overcast, raw, and drizzly day in Boston, I was in need of a warm beverage, so I soldiered onto Ogawa Coffee, on Milk Street.  This would be the first time I had ever ordered a hot matcha latte.  

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I agree with Ogawa Coffee that my Matcha Latte Hot looked like a piece of “precision art”. I tasted this sweet, grainy beverage and questioned my newly acquired fascination with matcha drinks.  I have in numerous locations, drank iced matcha lattes and loved them, this drink resembled none in taste nor texture.  I was determined to acquire a taste for this latte, so I sat on their stadium seating and contemplated why I disliked the taste until a young man sat above me, and parked his size 13 shoe next to my beverage.  Immediately I reseated myself to a communal table with  two young men vying for jobs, spewing qualifications and work experiences rapidly, and me thinking, is this a job center or cafe?

I gave up and startedfinal-4-1-3 my journey back to MGH, and along the way came upon  sweetgreen. Weary from my futile efforts to cultivate a healthier diet, I refused to go in and hand over money so easily as I had done earlier.  I goggled this restaurant. I learned it is chain and they have a “Food Ethos”.  I have a food ethos, do the best I can to eat healthy, and lose weight.  I just couldn’t find the motivation to enter. I felt I was educated enough for one day, and disappointed that I wasted my cash on these products.  Suddenly, I noticed it was after one o’clock and I hadn’t eaten or even had a decent cup of coffee yet!  So, I retreated to Eat Street  at MGH, and had the most delicous cup of cream of cauliflower soup.  It was less than $2.00 and tasted like a million bucks after my meandering morning in the cold drizzle.  

Jeff  is still recuperating  at home.  I will adhere to my food ethos – never give up trying to eat healthier and lose weight.  I learned raw may be the new trend, but the trend is not always my friend!




Willie Senich

Willie Senich

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