Choosing a basketball
Friday, August 02, 2013      1 comments

This week felt like treading water but actually I'm getting somewhere! I am fighting hard and winning the fitness fight! There was one day I actually had mac 'n cheese with shredded lettuce on top. Very unglamourous. It tasted rather like n... Read more
The path to peaceful bliss is basil!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013      3 comments

Over vacation, I stopped at a friend's house where there was a massive amount of basil in bloom. Not being shy, I wasted no time in asking how much I could take home. This was to my host's relief and my delight. I placed the basil on top of ... Read more
Back from Vacation
Monday, July 29, 2013      5 comments

Hi Everyone! I'm back from coastal vacation this week. Cooked up a hearty Indian-themed dinner tonight. It's a cross between Rogan Josh and Beef Korma. The actual recipe is beyond American in its bastardry from the true Rogan Josh or Beef K... Read more
Celtic Festival / Highland Games
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      6 comments

Hi everyone! Has anyone been to see Highland Games before? Last weekend was my first time to see them up close. Friends who came with me said they saw more Celtic activity in general at the local Celtic festival than any of their trips to Sco... Read more
Tennis terrific
Monday, July 22, 2013      3 comments

Good morning! I have so many things to share from last weekend that it's going to take me a few days to get to them. First up is a professional tennis match of the PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS team! What fantastic spectator sport is tennis wh... Read more
Buffalo linguini with tomato-eggplant sauce
Thursday, July 18, 2013      3 comments

Hi Everyone, To recap from earlier this week, I have some interesting proteins in my fridge this week. The bison meat actually spurred my trip to the farmer's market. That place is a bison haven. There is ground bison, cubed bison, bison st... Read more
Eggplant-Peach-Apple Muffins
Thursday, July 18, 2013      3 comments

Really. It's an eggplant breakfast muffin! How? Well, it's disguised as a cinnamon apple muffin! My taste testers agree that the eggplant flavor in the breakfast muffins is pleasantly tart. The peaches bring a sweetness to counter the eggpl... Read more
Wingin' it with TURKEY WINGS!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      1 comments

Hi Friends, I am taking on some interesting cooking challenges for the next couple of weeks! I'm back from a special trip to a farmer's market that carries homemade Amish delicacies, bulk pantry staples and spices, and every type of fresh mea... Read more
Trip to Hudson River Valley
Monday, July 15, 2013      2 comments

Hi Everyone! I am back from a trip to the Hudson River Valley. Fog hugged the mountains. The crevices of the rock escarpments were streaked in blue and violet. Newer streaks of yellow and rust trickled over the older rock patterns. Deciduo... Read more
DD's Salad
Thursday, July 11, 2013      5 comments

DD (Daughter) has been begging me to let her make a salad for dinner for the family. As in, every night she asks when will I let her do it. She does imaginary play during the day of making salad with leaves, sticks and flower petals. So, who'... Read more
My friend who "eats weird"
Thursday, July 11, 2013      5 comments

My good friend "Amanda", who will remain anonymous for her own privacy, finally spilled the beans yesterday on what it means to "Eat Weird"! I have known "Amanda" for 2 years now. Our families go to church together, our kids go to school toge... Read more
Keeping it in the family
Tuesday, July 09, 2013      5 comments

I've been asked by houseguests to share a dear family recipe that has a very sentimental meaning to me. My mantra with cooking is to share what I have with others in a nourishing and relaxed way. I cannot bring myself to share the recipe, and... Read more
Lemon Balm for Calm after the holiday
Monday, July 08, 2013      4 comments

It's a Monday after a holiday weekend. I'm betting that I'm not the only one here who is ready to calm down and get a lot done today! When I need to focus and get back to basics, a good cup of tea sets me in the right zone. My body is craving ... Read more
Open face broiled sandwiches
Monday, July 08, 2013      1 comments

Friday night I played a fun pickup game of softball. It's amazing how quickly game skills come back when you concentrate on them for a few minutes. Soon the time got away from me and it was nearly 8pm! By that point, it was time to make dinn... Read more
Dips for the 4th! HAPPY 4TH!
Thursday, July 04, 2013      4 comments

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday with family and friends! We are fortunate to have sunshine today, for the first time all week. Because 4th of July is synonymous with movies and cookouts, we DVR'd a mov... Read more

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