Archives for the month of: July, 2018


On hot and humid, lazy summer days, the last thing you want to do is have to fuss to enjoy a refreshing cocktail. When you keep several varieties of Sparkling Ice ( on hand, you have a quick and convenient mixer to blend with vodka, gin or rum to create an endless combination of satifying libations.

Strawberry Watermelon is among our new favorites in this line-up of sugar-free sparkling waters that add color and class to your summertime cocktails. Whether you choose Pomegranate-Blueberry, Black Cherry, Kiwi Strawberry, or any of the 16 current fruit varieties, you’ll enjoy quality taste and guaranteed refreshment, with the added bonus of vitamins and antioxidants thrown in. Sparkling Ice has just the right amount of effervescence and flavor, and also makes a great non-alcoholic hot weather beverage simply served over ice!

Cocktails made with Sparkling Ice – Gotta Love It!


Orthopaedic Surgeon Victor Romano (  has made some surprising discoveries in his medical practice about the causes behind certain pain-causing injuries and how one area of the body that seems totally unrelated may actually be the culprit causing the problem.

Whether you suffer from carpal tunnel reflex, back pain, osteoporosis or stiff joints, the recommendations Doctor Romano makes in “Finding the Source” ( may very well help you avoid surgery and find relief faster.  His suggestions can also help you learn how to age without injury. 

Finding the Source by Dr. Victor M. Romano – Gotta Love It!


For a heartwarming story of how an adopted dog spends his day with other members of the animal kingdom, there’s no better choice than “Isosceles’ Day”, beautifully illustrated and sensitively written by Kevin J. Meehan (

This formerly abused dog discovers a wonderful life that includes singing, dancing, and playing before enjoying a well-deserved good night’s rest,  with each activity accompanied by a wide variety of animal friends.

“Isoscele’s Day”  by Kevin J. Meehan – Gotta Love It!


Alessi Foods ( is making it easier than ever this summer to enjoy a delicious side dish with your grilled hamburgers, pork chops and steaks with its line-up of Farro quick cook grains.

We recently sampled Alessi’s Porcini Mushroom Farro, featuring an ancient Roman grain that is high in fiber and protein and very easy to digest. Within 25 minutes, we were enjoying a savory risotto-like side dish that was chewy in texture and slightly nutty to the taste, with the rich aroma of earthy porcini mushrooms. Alessi also offers other flavor varieties of Farro, including Four Cheese, Beets & Spinach, and Butternut Squash and Kale.  We  discovered that our Porcini Mushroom Farro made a delicious one-bowl breakfast meal, served at room temperature rather than hot. And  it’s easy to have a variety of packages in your kitchen cabinet ready to cook as a side for any meat, poultry or seafood main course.

Alessi Porcini Mushroom Farro – Gotta Love It!