Elephant ears

This pastry is called an elephant ear

Moving to the Midwest I never heard of many different kinds of pastries, in particular, this one.

This is a crispy, crunchy delight bought from our local bakery, the Backerai on Minnesota Street.

I will have it with some delicious French roast coffee.

The day is bleak and rainy, so it’s time for a little food fun.

Right now I’m fixated on going to Boston and seeing all the sights.

I found some fabulous Boston travel videos, in particular, from Expedia.

Here is the one about Boston from Expedia:

I know I probably shouldn’t watch TV and eat and drink, but who doesn’t, right?

Move more and eat less junk


Long ago a lady told me the best way to eat. She was a para-professional who worked with children in the public school system. She said after the age of 40, she could no longer eat like she did when she was young.
She told me she didn’t eat hardly anything for breakfast. She ate a small amount for lunch.
Supper was her main meal.
At the time, I was in my early twenties, and I basically ate whatever I liked. I was very thin, and high-strung. I was active and full of energy. I burned a lot of calories.
Those words she said to me seemed pitiful.
Who wanted to deprive themselves?
Certainly not I!
And yet, her words followed me down through time. To the place where now I understand the value of exercise and eating lightly. Nevertheless, the secret to being fit, is in the choice of your eating, and getting regular exercise.
In the future, I imagine weight will not be a problem.
Now and then we read of different treatments for people who have obesity. Some scientific tests hold out astonishing promises for the obese. But most of them come with risks we do not have to take.
Someday, medical science will find a quick and efficient way for all of us to be svelte.
Currently, the best way to get skinny is probably the healthiest, if we are willing to try hard to move more and eat less junk.

Musically yours, Amy Zents