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Client Newsletter December 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

It’s hard to believe the end of 2019 is here!  It has been a wonderful year from our end and hope that you and your family are well.   

Food is usually central to gatherings.  (This email is being written in the week before Thanksgiving so all we are talking about is food.)  So we thought we would share a few good reads about food.  

We tried 8 methods of cooking bacon and found an absolute winner


Thick cut bacon is the only way to go – as for how to cook it, is up for debate.     

Man vs. Food


Learning from others self-experimentation is far more entertaining than a generic study.  Read how one person put himself through various diets and see what he learned.     

(Book) Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food by Catherine Shanahan M.D. 

“Physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan, MD, examined diets around the world known to help people live longer, healthier lives – diets like the Mediterranean, Okinawa, and Blue Zone – and identified the four common nutritional habits, developed over millennia, that unfailingly produced strong, healthy, intelligent, children and active, vital elders generation after generation.” 

(Book) The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook: 650 Recipes for Everything You’ll Ever Want to Make by America’s Test Kitchen 

“Over the years we’ve discovered that scaling down a recipe isn’t as simple as cutting the ingredients in half – cooking times, temperatures, and equipment need to be adapted as well.  This comprehensive cookbook takes the guesswork out of cooking for two so you can be sure that anything you want to make will come out right.” 

What’s a favorite family recipe?    

Until next year, 

Garrett G. Smith
Financial Advisor
Ascend Investment Partners

Paul M. Norman
Senior Financial Advisor
Ascend Investment Partners


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