Simple Quality

Simple ingredients of the highest quality done to perfection. People who have read my blog will see a very common theme: food, travel and family. What might be lost in my messages is that there are a lot of crossover opportunities and experiences that relate to or can be applied to good dentistry and patient… Read More

SLEEP APNEA IS NO LAUGHING MATTER

Does Homer Simpson have sleep apnea? “Someone on The Simpsons will die in the season 26 premiere and it could be Homer Simpson, who has a newly-diagnosed sleep disorder. With a portly build and a large neck circumference, television’s most famous cartoon dad has long fit the profile of a person at-risk for sleep apnea.… Read More

Oil Pulling

A patient last winter asked me if I was familiar with “oil pulling” and I confessed that I had not heard of it or knew anything about it. She shared with me that it had been recommended as a regimen that potentially had many therapeutic benefits. My interest was piqued and I did some homework… Read More

Good Food, Good Dentistry?

Does good food make for good dentistry? My staff bristles whenever I compare a dental practice to a good restaurant, but I will stand by my belief that there are more similarities  than differences. My first consideration is the chef, who like the doctor in the practice, sets the standard of the quality of the… Read More

Food Passion

PASSION – a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something The term PASSION has almost become a cliche, an easy buzzword to convey a feeling without really experiencing or expressing the meaning. Because of this it is amazing and refreshing when you get to experience the presence of someone that… Read More

“A Picture Perfect Year”

The 2013 art program in my office was a year of photography, aptly titled “A Picture Perfect Year.” It was an amazing year of quarterly exhibits featuring 7 great local photographers, and for a couple of them their first public showing The artist reception and open house tonight kicked off the final exhibit of 2013,… Read More

John and Caprial … Oh my!

Cook’s Pots & Tabletops really provided a great class this evening with John and Caprial Pence bringing a taste of Spain to Eugene. I have attended a few cooking classes and I have to say that this is one of the best in all regards. The instruction was great and the food was even better.… Read More

A Special Night of Tuscan Wines From Podere Ciona

Keith Ellis from Cook’s Pots and Tabletops teamed up with Italian wine maker Lorenzo Gatteschi to present an outstanding evening of food and wine from the Tuscan Region of Italy, and his wine Podere Ciona. The focus of the evening was to provide properly paired food with the unique wines of the region. Lorenzo spoke… Read More

Inspiration From Genius

On a recent trip to Chicago I had the fortunate opportunity to go to the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio in Oak Park. I have always admired Frank Lloyd Wright and have found inspiration from the expression of his philosophy and values evident in his work. There is no detail too small was one… Read More

Then … A Night in Sicily Class

Judy Witts Francini … Food Writer, Market Maven, Cooking Teacher, Culinary Guide, Italian Life Coach … The Divina Cucina, rolled it back out for an amazing second night of cooking at Cook’s Pots and Tabletops, and did a “Night in Sicily  Class”. This was the night following her class “A Night In Tuscany”, which was… Read More