Archive for January, 2007

Candied Orange Peel Biscotti

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Ok… so these cookies aren’t exactly green like I pledged in my healthier eating post. However these biscotti aren’t the baddies of the cookie world. They’re quite low in fat, and if one can restrain their serving size, they can be quite the healthy eater’s friend. I made these last week for a hot chocolate [...]

Wear Your Meat Politics

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Great t-shirt up on threadless that would fit into Eugene’s meat politics scene splendidly… “MEAT IS MURDER. Tasty tasty, murder.” I love the photo. Fits in with the movie Sweets and I saw last night. Sweets and I may have to be meat zombies for Halloween this year.

Cupcakes vs the State of the Union

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

I was pleasantly surprised today by the New York Times listing of most popular emailed articles. Given that this is the day after the State of the Union Address, I was predicting a slew of political commentary pieces. However, the readers of the NYT website gave a big ole cupcake to our Prez in the [...]

Shaking Out of Hibernation- Fitness Inspiration

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Crikey- what is it about vacation photos and realizing the need for body maintenance? Sorry- you don’t get to see the inspiring photos until I have an “after” shot! New Orleans may have done me more good than I intended… it’s photos of me are giving me a kick in the butt, that’s for sure! [...]

A Savory Trip to New Orleans

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

As our plane descended into New Orleans, the cheers of football elation became more and more pronounced… the Saints game was broadcast over our flight radio, surreptitiously we noted as it was sponsored by a competing airline. Near disaster was met as our plane landed within minutes of the close-call game ending. scurrying to the [...]

Cookie Dough Nibblers

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

…we should face up to the sad sad fact, that despite Ben & Jerry’s paving the way of public acknowledgment, despite the availability of pasteurized eggs for those egg wussies, despite the compatibility of the human body’s core temperature to the melting point of butter… not everyone is a cookie dough nibbler. Shocking and amazing, [...]

SHF Zebra-striped Chocolate Swirl Smores

Friday, January 19th, 2007

It’s Sugar High Friday #27 with David Lebovitz as round up host. With the SHF theme of “Chocolate Brand” this recipe uses Ah!laska brand Baker’s Cocoa in the marshmallows, and Ghirardelli White Chocolate. Amidst our delayed arrival from New Orleans I realized, I’ve been chocolate deprived. Distracted by oysters and cocktails, and having dessert for [...]

Back in the Snow of It

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Beignets, grits, crab hollandaise, and Pain Perdue for breakfasts. Oysters, boiled shrimp, hushpuppies, alligator crawdad sausage and more oysters for snacks. Dinner also involved tastiness. Not counting the oysters (swoon), there is one food item I am still thinking on, which we were pulled to without foreknowledge, under trust of our wonderful dining companions, and [...]

New Orleans Weekend Binge

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Sweets and I just made plans to head to New Orleans for the holiday weekend. It’s a good exercize in being spontaneous! We’ll be staying in the French Quarter and likely roaming out from there. Any last minute suggestions? ps- have never been before!

Homemade Winter Lip Balm

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

The often solid looking jar of coconut oil in my kitchen cupboard finds its way onto my skin through out the year as an easy, no fuss answer to needing a massage lotion or skin moisturizer. It melts at body temperature, and is also suitable as a shaving moisturizer, quite the kitchen multi-tasker. In the [...]


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