Year-end progress report

I thought it'd be worthwhile to take a photo from December 2012 and put it side-by-side with a photo taken this month (December 2013). If you'll remember from a previous post, I am a raw foodist. I was also slowed down for a couple of months by an ankle fracture which required two surgical interventions. [...]

Ligia’s Kitchen: Raw pickles

It has been a while since we published an episode of Ligia's Kitchen! I'm so glad we had a chance to film one this past weekend, even though we had to cut it short because Sophie needed Ligia's attention. That by the way, is the reason we haven't been filming new episodes. The little sweetheart [...]

A chest workout

Here's one of my chest workouts, captured on video by Ligia recently. I warmed up with standing cable flyes, followed by the workout, which consisted of incline dumbbell presses, dips, machine chest presses, lying cable flies and incline dumbbell flyes.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb0hjqju-bk I talked about each exercise in various detail, giving advice gleaned from my experience. At [...]

Ligia’s Kitchen: Lentil and scallion entree

We just published episode 32 of our show, Ligia's Kitchen, featuring a delicious entree made from lentils and scallions, seasoned with dill, lemon and salt. Ever since Ligia created the recipe a couple of months ago, she's made it for us at least once a week, and it's still great, every time I taste it. [...]

Ligia’s Kitchen: Kombucha Tea

After about three months on hiatus, during which we re-purposed one of the rooms in our house as a studio for the show and renovated it from top to bottom, we're back with a new episode of Ligia's Kitchen! It's a recipe for Kombucha Tea, a delicious probiotic beverage that will replenish your body with [...]

Pressing Grapes through a Traditional Wine Press

This autumn, we made grape juice from our grape harvest, using a traditional wine press. This video shows you the process and explains how the grape juice can be stopped from fermenting using either the traditional method, which involves heating it up, or the horseradish method, which will allow you to keep it raw, unaltered [...]