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Showing posts with label nonfood talky-talk. Show all posts

Saturday, August 6, 2011

6 Years Old

No food today, just pink. Pink and Giggles and Fancy Nancy books.

This blonde little thing turned six today, SIX! How does this happen? It feels like just yesterday that we brought her home from the hospital, completely adorned in ruffles, bows and all things girly. Not a lot has changed, she's just a lot more talkative, and I'm okay with it.

For her birthday we brought home a package of Parmesan Arugula ravioli and Lobster ravioli from Trader Joe's, both were her requests. I'm okay with that too.

Happy birthday Princess, we sure love you!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Camera Crisis

Hey food friends, it's been a while! Unfortunately it's going to be a while longer. With a breaking heart i have to announce that I'll be taking an indefinite break. Long story short, my luck with cameras has not been stellar lately and I don't have a way to take pictures of my food right now. It's honestly killing me, but such is life!

Before I do go, a big shoutout to Foodbuzz who sampled me with three beautiful bottles of olive oil. I have no doubt that I'll use them for a lot of things, but one of them was this delicious coconut chicken. If you don't like shrimp, this is a great substitute!

Be sure to keep in touch with me on facebook and I'll definitely check in with you all when I can. I'm praying that I'll have things back in order soon, but it's hard to say. In the meantime, happy cooking!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

4 Things About Me

If you haven't visited Mandi and Erica over at Itzy's Kitchen yet, you really need to. These girls are absolutely adorable, so sweet, and totally kick-butt. They are both into health and fitness and constantly inspire me to be healthier. Go check them out.

After doing the "4 things about me" tag, Mandi tagged me. Since I have so much fun reading about you fellow bloggers, I'm excited to participate as well.

Four shows I watch:
1. Dexter. I'm slightly obsessed with this one, which could be a bit scary since it's a show about a serial killer. Of course it doesn't hurt that the main character is not hard on the eyes :)

2. Glee!! Tuesday nights just might be my favorite night of the week because of this show. I've always been a music/theatre nerd, so this show is right up my alley.

3. True Blood. I'm kind of over the vampire craze, but this show is so edgy and dark that I just can't turn away.

4. Grey's Anatomy. I loved it, then I tolerated it, then I hated it, and now I'm back to loving it again. I feel like the dialogue gets a bit "speechy" but I really love the characters, so it's kept me hooked. Plus I'm really glad that Izzy's gone.
They're my favorite!

Four Things I'm passionate about:
1. Without coming off as totally generic and cliche, I have to say the people in my life. My family, my friends, those that have touched me throughout my life. I just don't know that life gets anymore gratifying then when we make genuine positive connections with other people, especially those closest to us. I don't know where I'd be without my little family, they're the reason I do 99% of what I do.

2. Food, a no brainer. The fun thing about having a passion for food is how it's ever changing. I used to think that I was big into baking, but now I'm realizing that cooking is really my forte and I leave the baking to my husband. I love trying new things in the kitchen, but I also love returning to the familiar comforts of old recipes.

3. Books. I. love. to. read. And when I say books, I mean actual books. Covers with pictures and printed text. I have a Kindle, and I plan to use it, but I just can't let go of the romantic connection I have to holding an actual book in my hands, smelling the ink, turning the pages. It's magic to me.

4. Traveling, I don't get to do it a whole lot right now, but I don't have to do it to know that I'm passionate about it. I have an ever growing list of places I can't wait to visit.

Four phrases I use a lot:
1. "Hey babe/buddy/sweetie/kiddo/dude/sister/girlfriend"...the list goes on. I'm big on nicknames, and I live in a home with kids that will greet you whenever you walk into the same vicinity of the house as them, so I'm saying hello a lot.

2. "No worries." I don't like to get hung up on offenses or grudges, it weighs me down, so no worries.

3. "Totally!" Yes, I'm a child of the 80's, I say totally all the time.

4. "What's up" this is pretty much how I start all of my conversations.

Four things I've learned in the past:
1. It seems that no matter how difficult a period of time was, the things that I remember most about those times are the positive things. So I try to focus on the positive things as much as possible in the present since the negatives will most likely fade from my memory anyway.

2. A good night's sleep can cure a lot of what ails you.

3. No matter how great my relationship with my husband is, nothing beats having good girlfriends.

4. Working out really is the best way to start your day, and this is coming from someone who never cared much for exercise!

Four places I'd like to go:

1. Scotland! I don't know what it is about that place, but I've already told my husband that it's the very first place I want to go when we are able to start traveling. It is so green, so pretty and has castles!

2. New Orleans. There's just something so sultry and soulful about New Orleans, I'd love to experience it.

3. Barcelona. I saw a special on it once, and I've been infatuated ever since.

4. Greece. Every single thing I've ever seen or heard about Greece makes me ache for a visit. Plus, how could you not want to go to a place that invented Baklava and Gyros?

Four things I did yesterday:
1. Dropped my daughter off at school, despite her wishes to take just one more day off.

2. Got in a nice workout at our local YMCA.

3. Started the laundry.

4. Chatted with old friends. (Yesterday was a delightfully quiet day).

Four things I love about winter:
1. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with winter. I love it when it starts, I hate it towards the end, right around the time that spring should be appearing. Right now I'm a bit indifferent. So when I actually do love winter, I love: Wearing big comfy clothes, sweaters, scarves, fuzzy socks, and wrapping up in blankets. It's just so cozy.I'm obsessed with scarves!

2. Going skiing. I haven't gone in years, but I love it and can't wait to go again.

3. The smells, you know, all of those fragrant Christmas smells of pine, cinnamon, apples, even the cold air has a distinct smell. I love it.

4. The comfort food. It might not be that great for my waistline, but I love warming, rich, creamy comfort foods to get through those cold days.

So there you go! I'd like to tag:

1. Kim from Stirring the Pot

2. Kim from The UnGourmet

3. Julie from The Sporadic Cook

4. Jennifurla from


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays!

This week I had such wonderful intentions of posting all of the beautiful baked goods that I had lovingly pulled from the oven, candle burning, Christmas tunes playing, it was going to be perfection. You gotta love good intentions.

So while I won't be leaving you with pictures of overflowing cookie platters as I hoped, I will leave you with the very warmest wishes for the holiday season. I adore this time of year, food, family, fun and friends, it doesn't get any better then that. Enjoy every minute of it and I'll SEE YOU IN THE NEW YEAR!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I'm Still Here!!

Hello my food-lovin' friends! I miss ya'll and I'm sorry that I haven't been around to say hi, but I've also LOVED my time with my family. We're in Idaho now, and the weather has been gorgeous. We've been enjoying all sorts of delicious food, especially Mexican food, which is scarce in Philly! I miss food blogging, but I do admit, sitting down to eat without having to take pictures of every plate is nice. I will definitely be back, but I am enjoying the break!

In the meantime, here are some food, and non-food related recommendations for you.

Have you ever tried these tortillas?

I generally prefer corn tortillas over flour, but sometimes they're a bit dry and crumbly for me. La Tortilla Factory makes corn tortillas that are so good, I would practically eat legos off of them. They are very soft, slightly sweet and delightfully chewy. They will not split or crumble at all and will be the shining star of any Mexican dish you'll make. So far I've made enchiladas, taco, quesadillas and fajitas with them and I can't get enough!

And second, I thought I'd share a website that has brought hours of late night giggling. Have you checked out The Oatmeal? It's basically made up of a bunch of silly cartoons, all with different scenarios, but it is HILARIOUS! A few of my favorites are How to Suck at Facebook, Minor Differences, and Ten Reasons to Stop Talking on the Phone. There is a bit of language in them, but they've had me laughing until my tummy ached! My favorite time to read them is late at night, I tend to laugh at everything when I'm sleep deprived.

Anywho, I just wanted to stop in and say hi. I'm going to do my best to check in on your blogs, but if I can't, I will definitely be back sometime in August. I hope you are all having wonderful summers with lots of sun, good company, and of course, great FOOD!
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