Health and Fitness News

Welcome to the Stars Hollow Gazette‘s Health and Fitness News weekly diary. It will publish on Saturday afternoon and be open for discussion about health related issues including diet, exercise, health and health care issues, as well as, tips on what you can do when there is a medical emergency. Also an opportunity to share and exchange your favorite healthy recipes.

Questions are encouraged and I will answer to the best of my ability. If I can’t, I will try to steer you in the right direction. Naturally, I cannot give individual medical advice for personal health issues. I can give you information about medical conditions and the current treatments available.

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Summer’s Last Hurrah

Summer is quickly coming to a close and Autumn will soon cool the air. It’s time o take advantage of the fresh summer vegetable and herbs from your own garden or from the local farm stand. Here are a few recipes for the last long weekend of Summer. There is an Accidentally Creamier Potato salad; and an easy Salt and Pepper Roast Chicken with “how to” directions for perfection. Start the meal off with a summery Clam Chowder that has a Tuscan slant and uses fresh corn and zucchini

Karsten Moran for The New York Times

Corn and Clam Chowder With Zucchini and Herbs

Summer corn and clam chowder is like a clambake in a bowl, emphasizing the sweetness of each ingredient. To give the chowder a somewhat Italian slant and to magnify the corn flavor, a handful of polenta is used to thicken the broth slightly, as is the case with certain Tuscan vegetable soups. David Tanis

Salt-and-Pepper Roast Chicken

Calling for just four ingredients – chicken, salt, pepper and whatever herbs you have around – this is a recipe for roast chicken at its simplest and best. The method is fairly straightforward. You season the bird, then roast it at high heat until the skin is bronzed and crisp and the flesh juicy. Melissa Clark

Mashed Potato Salad With Scallions and Herbs

Creamier than a classic potato salad, and chunkier and zestier than regular mashed potatoes, this hybrid dish can be served warm or at room temperature, when its texture is at its softest and best. (Never serve this cold; no one likes cold mashed potatoes.)

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  1. hi TMC.

    I can live without northeasterners talking about autumn soon cooling the air. in my part of the world September is often the hottest month, let alone this year when it’s starting with a record-setting heat wave. 109F on my thermometer today. we hope for autumn by thanksgiving.

    and I burned myself making dinner and am trying to type with only my right hand, the left is in a bucket of ice water. Ow.
    No this is not a request for medical advice.

    the mashed potato and scallion salad sounds like what someone brought to the potluck i was at last week. good stuff.

    and i liked your choice of music this morning. Their Satanic Majesties Request is underappreciated.

      • TMC on September 3, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Hi, esquimaux, I was recently in New Hampshire, Maine and Nova Scotia. It was in the 80’s and 90’s in NS but when I got back to ME & NH I had to put on long pants and a sweater. The leaves in NH have already started to turn even though it’s warm during the day. At night it gets really cool. I’m in Europe for the next week or so and the weather is really great. It’s sunny and 80. The sun is still not setting until after 8 PM, a full half hour later than NYC.

      Don’t leave it in the ice to long and don’t break any blisters. 😉

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