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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
Poor spaghetti. It went from America's favorite food to evil incarnate in a couple of decades.
Most people eat huge plates of spaghetti with heavy sauces. Bolognese; alfredo.
I'm not sure what traditional puttanesca is (I still need ... Read more
Make Soups with Easter Hambone!
Did you have ham for Easter? Great! I hope you remembered to save the hambone!
Do one of the following:
- Put the hambone in a large dutch oven or stockpot, about 8 quarts. Cover with water. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer.... Read more
Weekly Weigh In
I'm pleased with my weekly weigh in results! And it's not because I lost weight. I "gained" weight. But I did better than losing weight - I lost 1" off my waist and 0.5" off my hips!!
If you're exercising and eating well, then a weight g... Read more
Horseback Riding (and calorie data)
Today was a wonderful day to go horseback riding. We went to Lawton Stables in Hilton Head, SC. We've driven by it a number of times during our weekend outings. Yesterday, we decided to make a reservation.
I'll get back to that in a minu... Read more
N4 Heart Rate Monitor
I just bought a new heart rate monitor. The one that I got is the New Balance N4 Heart Rate Monitor Pearl for Women. I've seen it on Amazon for about $70, but I bought it from Costco for $40.
It comes with a watch and a chest strap.
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Here it is. The motivator.
We're going to Mexico in 4 months, and I'm gonna rock this thing!
I fit in this now, but I do not fit in it WELL! The bikini bottom i... Read more
Fitness Gadgets to Make Daily Workouts Fun
I'll admit it. I do not like going to the gym. Peddling for an hour on a elliptical or bike machine aren't my most favorite activities.
When I lived in Seattle, I had no trouble getting on my bike everyday after work and riding the Burke ... Read more
Did anyone else think Goldilocks was a high maintenance picky eater? I think Goldilocks grew up to be Sally from "When Harry Met Sally", and my fiance is her cousin!
Last week I wrote that the fiance declared he was on a diet, and wanted n... Read more
Lamb Chops and Rice Pilaf
Time for another food blog!
One of the hardest things to learn when starting to cook is how to time your dinner so everything is ready at the same time. The only thing you can do is practice, practice, practice. In time, you'll know rough... Read more
Fast, Easy Roast Chicken and Veg Dinner
I haven't done a food blog in a while. I've been busy with visiting friends and pet projects. Tonight, I remembered to grab my camera while making dinner.
Sunday roast chicken is one of my favorite meals. However, with sweltering Georgia... Read more
All Pets and Plants Survived a Weekend
I had a friend from Seattle come for a visit, so I was away for the weekend. It gave me a chance to test my "vacation" mode for my plants and pets.
Big concern was my balcony vegetable garden. Last year I started growing tomatoes with gre... Read more
A Trick My Fish is Teaching Me
I bought Data the Betta because I miss having a fish. I grew up with aquariums, and I haven't had a fish in a very long time. I'm becoming obsessed with the idea of creating an aquarium with a mini self sustaining ecosystem, but I'm doing more... Read more
Morning Routine (and aquarium update)
With all the pets and plants I've added to the household, my morning routine is getting quite structured!
6:30am - Wake up, feed cats, empty litter boxes, make coffee
6:45am - Water plants, check on fish
7:00am - Make breakfast - bowl o... Read more
Fish Training: That Was Fast!
Well, getting the betta to sit on the "leaf" was easier than I expected.
I'm starting to get him used to the idea of purple ring = food. I was hoping to use that to lure him into sitting on his floating "leaf". Apparently, it didn't take ... Read more
Teaching a Fish New Tricks
Remember the "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment on David Letterman?
I am going to try teaching Data the Betta some tricks!
First, meet Data the Betta if you haven't already.
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