Thursday, June 27, 2013


The line forms to the right.

For years a popular topic of discussion has been, “I heard Trader Joe’s is coming to town, hooray!”  Now, it is true!  Scheduled to open in both Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens in 2014, with cedar covered walls and Hawaiian motifs and art celebrating the neighborhood, we will have our pick of a variety of domestic and imported foods and beverages – they promise: all at honest low prices!  Staff, known as “crew members,” will be easy to spot in their Hawaiian shirts.  Residents will receive by mail Trader Joe’s “Fearless Flyer,” known as a cross between Mad Magazine and Consumer Reports. 

A dozen new items will be added each week to the 1000+ private label items including fresh baked artisan breads, Arabica bean coffees, international  frozen entrees, 100% juices, fresh crop nuts, deli items, vitamins and supplements and basics like milk and eggs.  Vegan, vegetarian, kosher, gluten free, low sodium and fat free products will be included.  Antibiotic meats will include beef, steaks, roast beef, chicken, sliced turkey and ham, bacon and lamb loin chops.

The store specializes in high quality ingredients, great flavors and great prices.  Sometimes when they purchase from manufacturers they will take a brand name product, remove preservatives and artificial colors and ingredients, put their label on it and sell It at a real discount.  Boca location will be 855 South Federal Highway, approximately 12,500 sq ft, and wine and beer will be included for sale.  Palm Beach Gardens PGA Plaza will be the other location. Started in 1958 and thriving.

See you there!

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Located at 920 South Ocean, there are beautiful ocean views, a guest house, extensive landscaping and a private tunnel beneath A1A to the beach and ocean and a beachfront cabana


The front exterior has alternating bands of red brick and coquina limestone, which caused the property to be dubbed “The Ham and Cheese House,” but it was formally known as Casa Elada.
The 3-story house has been renovated by its various owners and has landmark protection.

There are 3 fireplaces. Included within the 22,253 living sq ft on an acre of land are 8 bedrooms plus a 2-bedroom staff apartment over the 4-car garage, a grand central courtyard with a pool, full basement and ornate ceilings with pecky-cypress beams, some hand painted, ornate stone carvings and other materials are used.
Maurice Fatio brought a new Italian style to Palm Beach that blended well with the Mediterranean architecture that already existed. He built many local homes for “high society” folks.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Are you sure the food you are eating is safe? 

The list on the link below provides information gathered from press releases and other public notices about certain recalls of FDA-regulated products.  

  • FDA works with industry and our state partners to publish press releases and other public notices about recalls that may potentially present a significant or serious risk to the consumer or user of the product.  Not all recalls have press releases or are posted on this page.
  • The posting of information on this page is separate from FDA's recall classification process. The weekly Enforcement Report lists all recalls after they have been classified by FDA.  For more information about FDA’s product recall authority, process and classification guidelines, see FDA 101: Product Recalls.
  • For recall notices older than 60 days, see the Recall and Safety Alerts Archive.

How did the FDA know to recall these products? People got sick!  Use this link each week to see the report.  Two popular local grocery outlets have products on this week’s list that were recalled.