Two Generations of Healthy Lifestyles: Slow Masticating Juicer

Welcome to the latest post in the Two Generations of Healthy Lifestyles series, a blog series I do with my stepdaughter and fellow health nut, Tori of Earth to Tori. Tori and I have been making smoothies in my Vitamix for many years but we wanted to start juicing as a way to get more nutrients – mostly from dark leafy vegetables – into our diets. So we decided to both get a slow masticating juicer.…

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Seven for Saturday

It’s officially the weekend and time for this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 ~ Instant Pot Class at Ramekins  In last week’s Saturday post, I mentioned I’d be taking an Instant Pot class at Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma. This was their second Instant Pot class – the first was such a big hit, they decided to do it again! This time my friend and chef, Hollie Greene of Joyfoodly, taught the three-hour class. She…

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Seven for Saturday

Hello, weekend! Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday. Here are a few things on my mind this week: 1 ~ Napa Getaway to Archer Hotel  This week, Bill and I had the pleasure of staying at the new Archer Hotel Napa, located in the heart of Downtown Napa. I have tons of photos to share with you in an upcoming post about this chic and luxurious hotel but I just can’t wait until then…

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10 Ways Dry January Changed Me for the Better

Here it is February 1st, the first day of a new month and my 31st day without alcohol. On the heels of a Dry January, I thought I’d share my takeaways from this experience by highlighting the 10 ways Dry January changed me for the better: physically, emotionally and mentally. Like millions of others around the world, I spent the month of January alcohol-free. I didn’t join any Dry January online groups, didn’t get “an…

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Seven for Saturday

It’s the weekend and time for a new Seven for Saturday post! ☀️ Here are some things that happened in my little corner of wine country: 1 ~ Guest #1 Room Redo My husband has been painting the interiors of our two guest rooms in his spare time for about the last week. He spends the entire weekend painting, as well as a few days during the week after work. He works so hard. Sometimes…

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Two Generations of Healthy Lifestyles: Breakfast Favorites

Welcome to another Two Generations of Healthy Lifestyles. This time Tori and I are sharing our breakfast favorites. After last week’s post, we received a reader request. The question is, “What do you and Tori like to eat for breakfast?” Our reader specifically asked for some creative ideas for the first meal of the day – meals that are healthy, tasty, easy to prepare and satisfying. Tori and I both have several healthy breakfast options in…

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