Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson is a freelance writer mainly in the area of food and health. She has two bachelor’s degrees, one in education and one in nutrition education. She is the author of four cookbooks and a children’s nutrition coloring book. Check out her website, www.menupause.info, for more recipes under “Kitchen Nutrition."
General Medical

Summer Recipes: Chilled & Dilled Cucumber Soup

By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson
By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

The cucumber is low in calories with no saturated fats or cholesterol; a good source of potassium and low in sodium; contains the anti-oxidants carotene, vitamin C, vitamin A; has a surprisingly high amount of vitamin K (playing a potential role in bone strength).

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Emotional Health · Marriage & Life Partners

UNHAPPY TOGETHER, Part 1: Locked In to Marriage

By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson
By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

“When I was walking down the aisle and my eyes met his, I had this cold chill, and I thought, ‘I do not want to spend the rest of my life looking at his face every morning,’ my friend Paula told me. She had expressed her misgivings to her bridesmaid the night before, but she'd been too embarrassed to step up then and say, ‘No way!’"

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Lifestyle · Travel

WVFC Retro: Italian Threads, Laundry Memories

By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson
I took 75 photos of laundry lines in Rome, the Amalfi Coast (a small windfall), Florence, Venice, and the island of Burano (a bonanza!). Here is just a sampling of my renewed passion for clotheslines. Looking at these garments, I can almost smell their freshness!
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