Health and Fitness News

Welcome to the Stars Hollow Gazette‘s Health and Fitness News weekly diary. It will publish on Saturday afternoon and be open for discussion about health related issues including diet, exercise, health and health care issues, as well as, tips on what you can do when there is a medical emergency. Also an opportunity to share and exchange your favorite healthy recipes.

Questions are encouraged and I will answer to the best of my ability. If I can’t, I will try to steer you in the right direction. Naturally, I cannot give individual medical advice for personal health issues. I can give you information about medical conditions and the current treatments available.

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What to Cook This Weekend

For some, this will be a big, important weekend of

college football, a pageant of violence and gamesmanship perhaps best accompanied by game-day nachos and one eye closed against the specter of concussions. Would you like some smoked chicken wings to accompany your queasy excitement, your nervous amazement at the abilities of those who play and perform before us on the field?

For others, of course, there’s yard work to be done in the next couple of days, or house work after the rush of last week’s holiday – that broken window where Uncle Toby’s dog chased the cat into the glass; that sink in the bathroom and the mystery of its suddenly clogged drain that you absolutely don’t want to solve, only fix. There are holiday cookies to prepare for the run of events that join us all each December, at work and at leisure, right through the end of the year. And laundry, lest we forget.

It can all be too much. You may want to retreat to the kitchen for quiet contemplation of a project, or a series of projects, that won’t advance any ball but the delicious one.

Sam Sifton, New York Times

Beef Barley Soup With Lemon

With a higher ratio of broth to barley than one usually sees, and the addition of plenty of fresh baby spinach, this beef barley soup is a littler lighter than most of its kind.

Mushroom Tart

If you have made the mushroom ragoût, this tart is quickly assembled. You need about 2 cups of the ragoût for the filling.

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Silky and rich, deep with the flavors of bananas, rum and custard, it is not much work to make, and pays off in incredible flavor.

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