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Living with Candida, Twenty Two Months Later: The Ugly, the Bad–and the Good

Grrrr! This beast will gorge itself on just about anything! [Source]

The Ugly: The Monster Returns

Here it is, 2011, and it’s already time for a confession (don’t worry, it doesn’t involve criminal activity). Once again, it appears the dreaded beast has reared its ugly little […]

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A Date, a Dilemma and a Diet

[Warning: this post contains material that some might find offensive. That’s right–I’m going to be serious for once.]

Last evening, the HH and I went out for dinner to celebrate our anniversary (eleven years since we met—can it be possible??). Actually, our true anniversary was last Sunday, […]

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Dogged Determination to Get It Right

There’s nothing better than celebrating a special holiday with balance. A bounty of food and alcohol may abound, but the best approach is to simply eat well, eat with a level head, and enjoy the abundance without going overboard. Wake up the next day feeling great, ready to take on the day as if the […]

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Eat Dessert First

Years ago, during one of my very first visits to Toronto (and long before I lived here), my best buddy Ali and I spent an evening at the famed Pickle Barrel restaurant (in fact, the last time I went there was during Ali’s most recent visit to Canada from England, last summer–when I was rather […]

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Willpower and Panic Attacks

Yesterday, when I finally made it back to the workout club after my recent hiatus (Nice to see you again, Elderly Gentleman Who Always Wears Black Knee Socks! Good day, Sixty-Something Woman with the Spiky Hair! How ya doin’, Teenaged Girl with the Chirpy Giggle!), I was astonished to find that […]

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Intuition and Chocolate Brownies

Well, I’ve got it bad.

It’s exam time at the college, and there are something like 204 papers to be marked by the end of the week.

Yet, as I sit here at my desk, wind vaulting stray flakes of snow across my window, what do I do? Do I even glance in the direction […]

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Hello, My Name is Ric and I’m an Addict

I’m beginning to think this blog should be called “Chocolate, Chocolate and Chocolate.” I was truly not aware that one person could consume so much Lindt in a 4-day period and still survive. I think they should give me danger pay, or something.

So: what to do about my chocolate addiction? I’ve maintained for years […]

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Setback

Hmmmm. . . guess I should have made that halvah, after all. Instead, I baked 2 batches of cookies for a last-minute customer, and ended up “taste-testing” 4 of them (okay, five. Okay, six). Yes, they were very delicious. Yes, I feel like crap now and am overwhelmed with guilt.

BUT WAIT! No, no, […]

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