My new favorite exercise tool: trekking poles. I’ve mentioned them briefly before, specifically in the context of winter exercise.read more
Margaret Boyles lives in a wood-heated house in central New Hampshire. She grows vegetables, keeps chickens, swims in a backyard pond in summer, snowshoes in the surrounding woods in winter, and commutes by bike whenever possible.
April 14, 2014
April 8, 2014
Everybody’s seen the articles suggesting that eating a lot of vegetables—the more the better—can improve general health, reduce the risk of many chronic diseases, stabilize mood, and sharpen mental powers.read more
March 24, 2014
I live on a secondary road, and of necessity my daily walks often take me along the road. Someday I’ll catalogue the items of trash I’ve found on the roadside over the decades, a book-length exercise for sure.
But for now: A battered left-hand rawhide glove protruding from a mound of dirty snow. The lid from a flimsy plastic deli container that once held olives. An antique metal vegetable peeler. A pair of black tights with runs in them.read more
March 18, 2014
After years of warning consumers not to eat eggs (or at least the yolks) because of their high cholesterol content, research has prompted the medical/nutrition establishment to bring the “incredible edible” back to the menu.read more
March 12, 2014
February 19, 2014
I’ve made homemade pizza nearly every Saturday night for many years. What’s more, I’ve (unscientifically) calculated that the process of making my scrumptious pizzas actually consumes more calories than they deliver.read more