Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I was listening to sports talk radio on my way to work this morning, and Colin Cowherd was asking the question “What is too over the top?” If you were a billionaire what do you think would be too over the top? A personal petting zoo & amusement park?
A driver to take you to work? A private bowling alley and movie theater?
One caller said a personal chef was over the top. I’m telling you….if I was rich, that would be the very first thing on my to do list…..hire personal chef, check….private gym & swimming pool, check….and yes, I do believe I’d go for the home theater, check! But I think of a personal chef with longing…I hate to cook! I like the food I cook, but hate to cook it. Especially after working an 11 hour day. 90% of the times I eat out are because I can’t make myself cook. Wouldn’t it be lovely to come home to a meal personally prepared just for me?
Ahhhhh wooonderfullll. I’m trying to retrain my brain…(you LOVE to cook, you LOVE to cook)…but mostly my brain says pffffft.
So I’m struggling a bit right now. I lost some weight and right now I’m fighting myself to keep it off, let alone lose more. I just haven’t won the battle against fast food. Sigh. Maybe I could find a personal chef in training that would come cook for me for free!! It’s a thought….
Thursday, May 12, 2011
I do a nearly continuous search for new tuna recipes. It's one of my absolute favorite dinners! So low cal, filling and tasty!
If it wasn't so expensive I would have it way more often than I do. I was a little bit leary about this recipe...tarragon vinegar? Never even heard of it! But I decided to try it. So began the search for tarragon vinegar. It turned up in my local grocery store, so apparently it's not that rare! I did an overnight marinade and I have to say that this recipe was much more mellow than expected. I liked it and will have it again (after all, I now have a whole bottle of tarragon vinegar!). Was it supercalifragilistic? maybe not, but it's a good recipe to have in the rotation. Here it is:
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2 pounds fresh tuna steaks
In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, tarragon vinegar, dried tarragon and pepper.
Place tuna steaks into the mixture. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours.
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
Grill tuna steaks 8 to 10 minutes per side, until the tuna flakes easily and is opaque in the center.
Monday, April 25, 2011
I am sure you all were waiting anxiously for the promised picture from my winners dog blog....
So here it is! Winner's Dog, Moses Lake WA (judge: Mrs. Cartwright) I was having a bad hair day, but luckily Eliot was not!
Monday, April 18, 2011
I’ve been showing dogs for about 5 years. It’s been a wonderful hobby where I get to travel and bond with them. I’ve learned so much about grooming and training and showing, it’s kind of fun to think back …..I started off with Australian shepherds. My first aussie was maybe not the best show dog for conformation, in fact he didn’t win a thing – but I learned alot from him…. So he got snip snipped, moved to performance events like rally and obedience, and excelled because he’s a smarty pants!
My second aussie, is a nice looking dog…but still not a big winner in the ring. (snip!) but still, I learned more… He’s currently in training to start rally. I have a feeling he may strain my limited dog training skills! Lol!
I then decided to get a Springer Spaniel. I’ve always loved them but still did my research, asked all the right questions, found a wonderful breeder, and along came Eliot.
Now for all of you who don’t speak dog show-ese…here’s a simplified primer…the way it works is all male dogs (called dogs) and all female dogs (called bitches) first compete separately within their breeds to see which male is the best of the males and which female is the best of the females. (there are other things that come into play like age group and, in some breeds color, but that would just make it more confusing…) They are judged on how they compare to the breed standard. Then finally, the best female, the best male and all special champions for the breed, go into the ring for Best of Breed which is the best over all out of both sexes. Everyone thoroughly confused yet?!
Well as you may have guessed from the title of this blog…Eliot, in his first “official” AKC show, was Winners Dog!! Best of the male dogs!
I was so happy I almost got teary eyed in the ring! Not that he cared, he just knew that somehow he had made me very happy and enjoyed the hugs and kisses!
Needless to say, it was a great day. When I get my winners picture I will definitely share!
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