Body, (Part 32), a.k.a., “Attack Me” (The “Black Tape Project” Slideshow)

As I understand it, "The Black Tape Project" was started by a Miami artist who decorated women in only black electrical tape……..

…….for them to sport their "assets" on the Miami club scene.



Home Cookin’ !!! Sophisticated Sandwiches in “Tribeca” , New York

On the Menu:
The "Green Goddess" Sandwich                                             Open Faced Avocado Spread Sandwiches
Halibut Burgers with Coriander Mayo                                Prawn, Lettuce, and Tomato Roll Sandwiches

Grilled Caprese Sandwich with Pesto Arugula

I have to take a little "Blogger's Creative License" with this post, because this amazing Penthouse is actually in The Garment District about a mile up the road from Tribeca, in Manhattan.

But, since I always splice in one of my fav' songs into my Home Cookin' articles to "set my scene", unless I find a song called "The Garment District", I gotta go with what works for my "Cyber Canvas".



The Fountain of Youth: Mom and Her Twins – Which is the Mother?

And Instagram photo challenging everyone to figure out who's the mom caused a fun "Internet Firestorm".  I wanted so bad to leave everyone guessing, but I couldn't be so cruel.

So take a guess first, then read on to get this answer to this mystery that has caused more controversy and debate on Social Media than Donald Trump on a bad day………..



Girl Talk: DIY Skin and Body Care (Part 7), a.k.a., “The Black Article”

The well received "Color Series" of DIY Skin Care articles is now "Back in Black", and trust me, it's not just my excuse to thumb through dozens of photos of sexy women {chuckling while typing}…..

…….though it's a great hobby, when a guy can get it into his routine, it's good for my health :)



New in Dinner and a Movie: “Enemy of the State”

On the Menu:
Enemy of the "State of American Fast Food"
…..Burgers and Fries made Healthy


…to go to the post, click any of the photos, or click here


My Top 10 “Fountain of Youth” Superfoods (Part 2)



Your GLUTEN problem may actually be a “GLYPHOSATE Problem”

[photo source]

Do you consider yourself to be sensitive to gluten?

Your problem with wheat, it turns out, may not be a problem with gluten at all. It may, in fact, be a problem with GLYPHOSATE.



Record number of Americans getting injured due to being distracted by mobile devices, mostly from walking into traffic while texting

When I wrote the article, "I don't wanna be part of the Cellphone Culture", I really felt at the tine I was out on an "island of perspective" all by myself.

And, although I don't need anyone's validation of my thoughts, I admit I was really relieved to have run across the article posted below.



Home Cookin’ !!! Brunch amidst an oh “So Personal” London Decor

On the menu:
Gingerbread Pancakes                            Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes              Baked Eggs with Spinach and Tomato
Smoked Salmon and Egg Scramble     Southwest Style Hash and Eggs          The "Eggs in Hell" Spicy Egg Skillet                               

The fun thing about being addicted to what I call "HGTV Porn", is every home doesn't have to be my own personal style for me to really like it.

I can fall for a home because I appreciate someone else's individual style, how they give it their own "So Personal" touch……

[photo source]



Garden Garffiti, (Part 3): Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

There are places on this Earth where you simply stand, slack-jawed, and pinch yourself to make sure you're not dreaming – and Singapore's Gardens by the Bay said to be one.

This billion-dollar techno-garden theme park is absolutely stunning right through, but the two stand-out highlights are its signature Supertree Grove – a collection of giant cyborg trees……..



New in the Wanderlust Food Diaries: “Can You Stand the Rain?” (….Life in Rainy Seattle)

On the Menu: "Rainy Dayze"  Slow Cooker/Crock Pot   Recipes

to view the post click on any of the photos or click here


(below) Crock Pot Turkey Meatballs


Body, (Part 31), a.k.a., “TIME” … (The “Fit after Forty” Slideshow)

My stash of 40+ ladies is piling up on my computer, so I thought I'd get a few out into cyber-space.
……After all, it's  their "TIME".

And I wanted to reach way way back to 1966 for the title track by the Chambers Brothers, and if you never heard it, not worries, it was just before your ….. "TIME" :)



Cool Fitness Gear (Part 4)

(Above)      UA HeatGear® Armour Exo  Compression Shirt, $29.99                                 UA Mo’ Money Shorts, $34.99
UA HeatGear® Armour Printed Compression Leggings, $34.99

(Below)      Women’s Armour® Mid Printed Sports Bra, $29.99             Women’s HeatGear® Armour Loose Tank, $29.99              
Women’s UA HeatGear® Armour "Shorty", $29.99                Women’s SpeedForm® StudioLux™  Shoe
, $84.99


“The Cool Yule”, a.k.a., “Making the House Smell Like Christmas” ….

…..with a "Winter Wonderland" pot of  "Nose Candy" simmering all day long :)

Don't hate me, but I'm not the biggest celebrator of the Holidays, but I must admit I do get a little spontaneous "Christmas Vibe" and inspiration from somewhere every December, to keep that "kid at heart" within alive.

I'm no Scrooge,  I can definitely bend a little, hug up with a pretty girl on Christmas Eve, have a "stupid movie" film fest, create some "sneakily" (if that's a word) intoxicating Eggnog, and all that.

I know how to be a "Cool Yule" :)



Fifty+, Fit, and Fabulous!!! Solange Frazao, Age 53!!! (…She lives around the corner from the Fountain of Youth)

The "Fifty+, Fit, and Fabulous" series of articles has become my most popular series of blog articles
(no way could I have ever seen that coming!!!)………

……so now,  if figure it's time to go "International" with the latest addition to my FF&F "hoop squad".



Ginger shown 10,000 times more effective than Chemotherapy Drugs (….particularly Breast Cancer Chemo Drug Taxol)

Ginger naturally contains a compound…….

……..that is up to 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy drugs at killing the cancer stem cells that make malignant tumors so dangerous, according to a study published in



When Blackbirds Fly (…to Babylonstoren Farm and Hotel, South Africa)


"Let's fly away, so high away from here, where the air and water is clear, you can make bread…..and I'll make beer"
– Michael Franks (from the song "When Blackbirds Fly")

(above and below)  Babylonstoren Chefs gathering Farm Fresh Organics for the day's menu



The New [Superfood] Kids on the Block (Part 2): Moringa

[photo from the website which sells high quality Moringa]

After falling in "Nutrition Love" with the amazing Superfood Baobab, I'm now ready to bring to bring in another "New Kid", Moringa, because I keep hearing so many amazing things about it (I only like to bring in new stuff one at a time to monitor their effects more easily).

There are now several Moringa brands now on USA Amazon (though the first brand I will try will be my fav' brand Aduna Moringa on Amazon)



Body, (Part 30), a.k.a., “Skin Tight” (…The Jeans Slideshow)

I'm a little concerned that, as a "Professional Girl-Watcher", I don't see as many pair of nice jeans as I did "back in the day". What used to be the end-all to who's got it going on, seems now to be in danger of becoming extinct.

Anyhooz, I'm gonna "keep hope alive" with this slideshow. And if you never heard The Ohio Players bumping the title track, I suggest you open your windows, cause it's bout to get FUNKY up in here!!!



Home Cookin’ !!! Seafood Servings “Over and Over”, in a Hamilton Island Australia home

On the menu:
Salmon with Orange and Thyme               Easy Ginger and Lime Roasted Shrimp                 Smoked Salmon Baguette
Lobster and Fennel Stew                              Mussels and Frits                                                         Lemon and Herb Fish
Rye Toasts with Creamed Avocado and Smoked Trout

Breaking my own rules and slipping in a little nutrition science into one of my "Made for Browsing" posts, contrary to belief, many seafoods are still very low in mercury.

For example, almost all seafoods fished in Alaskan waters are recommended by the Alaska Department of Health to be eaten in unlimited quantities for everyone, INCLUDING pregnant women.

more on "the real deal" on mercury levels in seafoods here



Food for Thought: My Second Life

My "First Life", from birth until perhaps a year ago, was basically my old "World View", as I call it, my accumulated perceptions on race, on relationships, happiness, spirituality, etc……

……hardwired into my head by Society, Television, Music, Culture, and all the rest.



Fifty+, Fit and Fabulous!!! Ellen Ector (uh..technically, She’s 63, Fit and Fabulous, but who’s counting?)

I think it's time to rename my most popular series of articles (popularity that I did not see coming!!!), to "Fifty +, Fit and Fabulous", adding that small but significant, "+" sign :)

Meet Ellen Ector, a 63-year-old mom of five, grandmother of four, and health inspiration to people everywhere.



Men’s Health: Nutrients for Male Vitality and Well Being (Part 6)

Former NBA Basketballer, now actor Rick Fox is going on age 47 in 2015, and when a "Cool Cat" is pushing 50, he is definitely what I called an "Old School Playa' " .

So I thought a "Slick Rick" photo shoot might give that "Distinguished Gentleman's" backdrop for this next batch of "Male Vitality" Superfoods.

Nutrients for Male Vitality (Part 6)


1)   Garlic
2)   Ginger
3)   Fenugreek



Garden Graffiti (Part 2): Ten Reasons to Love Vertical Gardens

[garden design by marylou sobel design]

When you live in an urban area, bits of greenery can be hard to come by……

……but vertical gardens offer a wonderful way to refresh your living space, inside and out.

[garden design by jeffrey erb design]

From boosting privacy to enhancing small outdoor areas, here are 10 reasons to love this surprisingly versatile garden feature.



"Body", (Part 32)
a.k.a. "ATTACK ME" !!!!
(...The "Black Tape Project" Slideshow)


The "Green Goddess" Sandwich


My Top 10
"Fountain of Youth" Superfoods
(Part 2)


Halibut Burgers
with Coriander Mayo


Babylonstoren Farm, South Africa
...a 12 room boutique hotel embracing the "Farm to Table" experience, NICE!


The New Superfood "Moringa"
One of Earth's most nutritious Superfoods


Gingerbread Pancakes


"The Wanderlust Food Diaries"
Can You Stand the Rain? (Life in Seattle)
On the Menu: "Crock Pot Recipes"


Baked Eggs with Spinach and Tomato


Cool Fitness Gear!!! (Part 4)


DIY Skin and Bodycare (Part 6)
......a.k.a., "The Orange Article"


Grilled Caprese Sandwich
with Pesto Arugula


Misty Copeland: "It's Time"
The First Female Black Principal in the American Ballet Theater


Dinner and a Movie:
"Enemy of the State"
On the Menu: Enemy of the "State of American Fast Food" Burgers and Fries


Southwest Style Hash and Eggs


"Girl Talk"
Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep


Open Faced Avocado Spread Sandwiches


See all articles in "The Healthy Chef's Cookbook"
(The Art of Food)


See all articles in "Eat Smart"
(The Science of Food)



Links to my favorite sites who are ''Raging Against the Machine''
(and also some fun cooking blogs)


One Bold Soul: Artist and Writer

(same name, different blog, no need to fight about it)

Real Food Freaks

Kim's "Nutritionally Well"

Special 'shout out' to this food blogger. Totally different style than me, but my favorite food blog in creativity. She inspired me to start my 'Dinner and a Movie' and "Wanderlust Food Diaries' articles.