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In perusing the complete list of national food days, it was discovered that February is National Potato Lover’s Month. Who knew?

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for March 1-5. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Americans consumed almost 6 billion pounds of pasta in 2020. That is almost 20 pounds per person. That may seem like a lot, but it is only about one-third of the per capita consumption in Italy. Recent studies have shown that 59% percent of Americans eat some form of pasta every week.

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A couple of months ago my adult children and I went on a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I love to travel and the only thing that makes it better is going with my favorite people. For us the trip was especially exciting because it was a welcome break from the monotony of COVID-19 and an …

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Feb. 22-26. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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I have said it before and I will say it again, John Fossati has a spectacular vegetable garden. His vegetable garden is, I believe, what all vegetable gardens aspire to be. Raised beds constructed from chemical-free cedar, soil amended with heavy doses of composted material, no weeds and no …

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Valentine’s Day is often associated with candy and indulgences. But there may be a healthier way to show your love to your significant other.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Feb. 15-19. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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As a dentist, I am heavily involved in treating different kinds of pain whether it is from a tooth, jaw, joint or muscles of the head. I am also heavily involved as an executive director of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO.org). ICCMO is a nonprofit organizati…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Feb. 8-12. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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I have recently become aware of a great debate in the culinary world. A debate of such gravity that bakers in both England and America have taken strong positions.

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Hand hygiene (hand washing) is not only washing our hands with soap and water. It is very important to follow the right steps to reduce and prevent viruses, bacteria and dirt, among other things, to keep ourselves and others safe. Hand washing minimizes the spread of flu, cold and COVID-19. …

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Feb. 1-5. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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I’ve got so many fun things to share with you in the coming weeks. The rest of my jaunt to Nashville, my recent vacation in Cabo San Lucas and my big move to my new house. So much, in fact, that I haven’t had a chance to get it all down in writing just yet, but I promise I will as soon as li…

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It is said, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” To that I say, “Horse hockey!” We are never too old to learn something new. It is never a bad time to take up a new challenge, whether it be learning a musical instrument, expressing your creative self through writing, painting or sculptur…

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When colds, flu season and COVID abounds, comfort food such as chicken noodle soup is the first thing we think of eating to help us feel better.

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Child actor Ricky Schroder said of Music City USA, “Nashville feels like a big little town to me. It’s got lots of culture and lots of interesting things to do and lots of interesting people. At the same time, it feels very small and tight-knit and very close. Everyone feels like they know e…

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I had a new patient call the office because her teeth suddenly started to stain deep black in between the teeth. No matter how hard she flossed, water picked or brushed, she could not get the stain off. She went to a couple of dental offices and had the stain removed only for it to come back…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Jan. 4-8. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Christmas and Hanukkah for 2020 are past. I hope that you and your loved ones had a joyous and safe holiday. We are now, thankfully, approaching the new year. Everyone hopes that 2021 will be much better than 2020.

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Merry Christmas to you a few days early. When the big day arrives, I hope that you and yours are surrounded by love and that Santa fills your stockings to the brim. As you read this, my children and I are winging our way to the beach and hoping that Santa finds our stockings hung in our hote…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Dec. 28-Jan. 1. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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This saying, “Starve a cold, feed a fever,” once a standard thought to many people, is actually incorrect. Although eating and drinking fluids are the last things anyone feels like doing when they are sick, it actually is what can help them get better quicker and have less breakdown of their body.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Dec. 21-25. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Have you ever heard someone say, after a hard day or week or year, “What I would not give for some seared foie gras with beef Wellington and duchess potatoes with shaved black truffles?” I have never heard that. Nor have I heard anyone crave some fancy-schmancy dish. I have heard, all the ti…

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I have always loved Christmas music, and the carols I learned in church as a child are my absolute favorites. This year, in particular, the first and last verses of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” are especially meaningful to me. “O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel that mourns in…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Dec. 14-18. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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What would you guess is the most popular cuisine in America? With some admitted prejudice, I guessed Italian and was wrong. My second guess was Mexican, and I was wrong again. Well, at least I was only partly wrong. If the question is, “What is the most popular cuisine in the West and Southw…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Dec. 7-11. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Teresa, my excellent hygienist of over 40 years, is hearing interesting comments from patients during this horrible pandemic. The first comment is how happy they are to finally get their teeth cleaned. The feeling of dirty teeth has been driving them crazy during the shutdown. And then there…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Nov. 30-Dec. 4. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Diabetes is one of the top nutrition-related health concerns in the United States. One in every 10 people will be diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes in their lifetime, averaging out to be about 34 million people in total. Type 1 is a genetic disease, and Type 2 is caused by poor…

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