Weekly Coffee Date

watermelon lemonade - photo by ©Viktorija

Saturday’s here and it feels so good, doesn’t it? Daniel and I are in Massachusetts for the weekend to celebrate my grandmother’s 80th birthday. We walked in the door of my parents’ house last night and I knew I was in the right place when I saw a half-eaten White’s Cake on the kitchen table–and not the birthday party cake, mind you–just your average roses-topped, mid-week cake.

What’s new with you? 

Here are the links that caught my eye this week:

Advice from a former Olympic Hopeful: Set the Bar Low | “To all of you struggling to find your fitness groove, I have a message for you: Do less, and do it regularly.”

5 Ways To Boost Your Gut Health & Fight Inflammation | “An important component to cultivating optimal health is to reduce low-level inflammation in the body. And what research is now showing is that our gut is the core center of optimal wellness. The health of our gut flora is crucial if you want to live a healthy, vibrant life.”

Gawker.com Is Shutting Down | “The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and three months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company.”

4 Terminally Ill Women Share How They’re Living While Dying

Chef Feeds Rio’s Homeless with Excess Olympic Food

Ina Garten’s New Park Avenue Home Has More Than Just A Great Kitchen | I can’t wait for my dinner party invitation.

A Man Lost 330 Pounds by Throwing Away All His Food and Walking to Walmart Every Time He Wanted a Meal

Every Way to Eat a Tomato Before the Season is Over



9 thoughts on “Weekly Coffee Date

  1. Dawn Mason

    So I just got finished reading your book, It Was Me All Along, and I decided to check out your blog. BTW the book was great! I love memoirs and this is another good one to add to my list of favorites! Anyway, at the top of the page I see Daniel is back in the picture and now I am so lost. I’m glad, but I think I missed something in between there. LOL!

  2. April

    Love the “Set the Bar Low” article. I’ve packed on quite a few extra pounds over the last couple of years. I’ve had some shoulder issues and haven’t been working out most of that time. It’s been so hard to reestablish a fitness routine, Exercise has never been my strong suit anyway, but being heavier than I am used to has made it even harder. But since I’m heavier and have more weight I want to lose, I feel like I need to hit the mat running and then end up miserable and don’t work out again for weeks. The reminder that I can start small makes it seem more doable.

  3. Kate Camp

    Good to see you…. Greetings from the Floodlands of Louisiana!!! We prevailed, although we are in the 10% of population that didn’t flood…So many lost everything…all those cookbooks, all those beautiful kitchen appliances, gadgets, a lifetime of gathering….keep us all in your prayers as we recover….and that drink looks DELICIOUS!!!

  4. Laura S.

    Ina Garten is my dream dinner date too! Her apartment is, of course, ‘fabulous.’ I met her at a book signing years ago, and she was so pleasant and short. lol

    1. Andie Mitchell Post author

      Hi Emily! Mom is the best, as always, but I completely agree with you–she has to do an update so she can tell you in her own words how she’s been for the past 3 years. She told me a few weeks ago that she wants to do a new blog series!


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