It’s All About the Vitamins

It’s made with just a few things. Dairy, coffee, sugar, fruit, and garnishes. It sounds like a dessert and considering the caloric impact, yeah it’s a treat. Except flavored lattes are ordered for the caffeine, right?  You don’t drink one without the jolt. While the sun will rise each morning, your mood will not unless…

Right Under My Nose

Every year they surprise me. They appear dormant for days in the tangles of green shoots. In one moment when I’m not looking they burst into bloom, a cluster of yellow day lilies alongside a thick row of orange tiger lilies. It’s beautiful. It’s summer in Mayberry. But the flowers holding my attention live in…

Taster’s Choice

I don’t want to scare anyone. There could be strong reactions, troubling thoughts, intermittent nightmares after reading this. Everyone loves food, but favorite foods aren’t universal. Foods I love, you think are disgusting. Foods you obsess over, I hate. Taste preferences determine favorites. But cravings–those campaigns of flavor–they’re different from favorite foods. You don’t pick…