Thursday, June 21, 2012

Why Do I Need A Big Pile Of Money?


The objective of investing is not to make a “big pile of money.” Or is it? This is not a real goal – it is a fairy tale. We think we’d love to make a “fortune.” But how much is a big pile, a lot, or even a boatload? How much is enough? What do we need it for? What are we trying to accomplish?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I can't help myself...people must go to the farmers' markets right now and get some new potatoes! They are so good and you don't have to do anything fancy to them.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Fava Bean Toasts


Summer is creeping up on us and fava beans are still in the markets…perhaps not much longer though. This recipe shows them off at their best. Making a paste out of them may take away from their natural beauty, but they taste so good mixed with garlic, olive oil and fresh basil that you can’t imagine them tasting any better. But then, garlic, olive oil and basil could make breakfast cereal taste better, right? 

Take Care of Yourself: Steps Toward Financial Wellbeing


People these days seem to spend considerable time and money taking care of their health, paying particular attention to choices about diet, organic food, exercise, different kinds of alternative medical care and spiritual self-care. What about the notion of financial self-care?

Long Cooked Romano Beans

I'm just starting to see Romano beans in the markets. Here's my favorite way to cook them! You can substitute Blue Lake or Kentucky Wonder beans but they don't have the same "squeaky" character in your mouth as Romanos do.