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A corny secret that might shock you

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This blog post was originally published on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, but am updating due to this disheartening development:Monsanto Protection Acts slips through congress.

When I first came up with the idea to write American Women Didn't Get Fat in the 1950s, I envisioned an uplifting book full of vintage inspiration and wisdom. 
"We don't need the French women to look down their noses and tell us how to not get fat," I thought. "Our grandmothers did it just fine right here in the US in the 1950s. Time to represent good old grandma! I'll show them!"
But it was more than pretty concepts and long forgotten secrets of a slender lifestyle. I planned to compare the psychology of today to back then to show how much has changed, and much of what we call progressive is actually backwards thinking. 
That's how I started out but what I didn't expect was how far we've come from eating unadulterated food. Sure, I knew about chemcuisine-- those added …

Life without a microwave oven?

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To those of you who cook with a microwave oven: What would you do differently if you didn't own one? Would you eat less processed foods and frozen ready-made meals? Do you think it would lead to healthy changes in your kitchen and diet?

What do these three ladies have in common?

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I thought it might be fun if we played a little guessing game! These three lovely ladies share something in common. Can you guess what it is? There is more than one correct answer but I'm wondering if you can figure out all of them to include the big one I'm seeking. I'll post the answer this week!
Update: The answer is now in my newly published book!