Monthly Archives: November 2010

Herbiary, or Why Oil of Oregano is Not as Benign as it Sounds

The interminable sniffles caused by the shift from summer to fall was getting me down. Seemed like I couldn’t live without a box of Kleenex at hand (or suffer the consequences on my clothes and in my hair). A coworker … Continue reading

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The Best Bread in Philadelphia?–Metropolitan Bakery

Metropolitan Bakery first came into my consciousness several years ago. I was in Philadelphia to attend an academic conference and stopped by Reading Terminal Market on my way to the Marriott. Wanting to treat myself, I chose a raspberry filled … Continue reading

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Reading Terminal Market–Utopian Vision of City Living?

I’ve suffered from insomnia in the past–usually accompanied by horrific nightmares of poltergeists and monsters–but recently I’ve been sleeping like a proverbial baby. Except on a recent Saturday, when I found myself staring at my laptop at 5:00 am. Five … Continue reading

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