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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘fish’
Posted: May 30th, 2014
MadisonFishFlops — cute name for some really cute sandals — a dream business for a Galveston, Texas teen named Madison Robinson. She has been so successful, she caught the attention of Forbes last year. Read it here. She designs flip flops and T-shirts for kids, women and men.
Fish abound on these cute clothing items. Most of her designs retail for under $30, and you can buy them at Macy’s and Nordstorm’s
Best of all, this teen has donated 20,000 pairs of shoes to various charities. Great ideas from a teenage girl.
Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and GramPam to two step-granddaughters.
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Posted: June 25th, 2013

Coffee in Coffee CupFinally an article that says I am doing something right! I eat these foods and they have benefits I never knew, and I like it! Thanks to the folks at Eating Well for sharing. Get the entire article here.

 1. Raisins are good for pearly white teeth

Well knock me over with some dental floss. Raisins contain a natural antioxidant that fights the growth of a common bacteria that has been linked to gum disease and inflammation.

2. Coffee prevents skin cancer

Good news for me! “In one study of more than 93,000 women, published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention, those who drank one cup of caffeinated coffee a day reduced their risk of developing nonmelanoma skin cancer by about 10 percent. And the more they drank—up to about 6 cups or so per day—the lower their risk. Decaf didn’t seem to offer the same protection.” — Eating Well. Click here for some great iced coffee recipes.

3. Fish and fruit benefit skin

Salmon is also good for the skin. Check out the article here. And so is grapefruit — check it out here. Two of my faves — I feel beautiful already.

Well, I’m downing my second cup of coffee and hankering for raisins, salmon and grapefruit. Healthy eats for Tuesday!

Chia seeds coming my way

Speaking of healthy, today, I am testing out nutritional powerhouse drinks made from chia seeds– founded by a woman in San Diego. Stay tuned!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three.

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Posted: February 13th, 2013

big_fish_accordEver since I was a kid, I’ve eaten fish on Ash Wednesday and every Friday during Lent. I grew up in an era when fish was what’s for dinner every Friday — even when it wasn’t Lent. Or at least anything not meat was the Catholic menu. So mac and cheese worked too.

But as a fish aficionado — and my family will tell you I forced them to be aficionados even when they were too young to be ordered to eat fish, according to Catholic tenets — we religiously bought into McDonald’s Filet-o-fish sandwiches.

When we had six kids around the house, there were deals where these catches were 2 for $4. That was big news for us because many of the Eckert and Parker brood ate more than one sandwich … and fries. We tested out nearly every other sandwich on the planet, and returned to McDonalds.

This year, we discovered the Arby’s fish sandwich. Mmmm — they are 2 for $4, and the folks at Arby‘s in downtown Erie assure me that we can reel in that price until the end of April. Guess what’s for dinner?

In recent years, those talking fish at McDonald’s (if you watch the commercials) retailed for just shy of $4 each. Not at my house. McDonald’s heard my plea for mercy. Well sort of. On Friday, if you buy an extra value Filet-o-fish meal, you can buy an extra sandwich for a $1 — just on Fridays, but today, you can get the the new snack-size McBites for $1.

Gone fishing!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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