February 14th means red hearts, candy, flowers and gifts all in the name of St. Valentine. But who was Saint Valentine? The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different martyred saints named Valentine. All of the stories emphasize Valentine’s sympathetic, heroic, and romantic appeal. In one of them, a priest in third century Rome defied […]
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Why are about 1.1 billion boxed chocolates — that’s about 58 million pounds of chocolate candy — sold in the United States during the week before Valentine’s Day? Why not twizzlers or gummy bears? What Is It About Chocolate That Makes It The “Romantic” Candy? Chocolate infatuation began around 2,000 years ago. The higher echelon […]
Penny Manegan Klatell, PhD, RN
Penny is a doctoral level nurse; a health, life, and wellness coach; and a Mom. She’s also a nutritional counselor, food lover, former college professor, author, blogger, speaker, and a very frequent restaurant visitor. She’s from a Greek restaurant family where she learned to cook and discovered the need to speak loudly to be heard above the din. She writes about delicious, healthy food and how to eat well anytime, anywhere, and at any age.