Archive | August, 2011

Emergency Tips

We think we’re invincible. We’re not. Recent events such as the Japanese tsumani, Alabama tornadoes, and even the recent spate of bad hurricanes can quickly disable you and your family and leave you completely unprepared. Don’t be unprepared. I’ve compiled a list of some things to keep around the house to ensure that you are […]

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Pork Tenderloin

I rarely cook meat. So when I do–it’s gotta be good. Like umm, ummm good. One of the easiest meats (for me) to cook is pork–specifically tenderloin. So many flavors go with pork: spicy, honey, berries, apples, figs, onions, garlic, plums, rosemary, oregano, dill, thyme, feta, blue cheese, goat cheese, bell peppers, fennel, cilantro, parsley, […]

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French Toast

I love breakfast. Breakfast sets the tone of the day– –jeweled or jangled? The easiest way for you to mess up my day is to prevent me from breakfasting. One of my requirements for breakfast is protein; the other is carbs. I need both to function like a sane human. Carbs alone make me hungry […]

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Tips & Tricks: Stench Stoppers

I have a keen sense of smell. Wonder Woman does, too. It’s probably why we’re best friends. Anyway, when I walk into a house, the first thing I notice is the aroma. Hopefully it’s good. If it’s not– –well, I’m here to help. You don’t have to live in stench. Or buy clothespins. Tips for […]

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Refrigerator Pasta

We all have those days. They’re not always bad days–maybe just busy days. Days when dinner is the last thing on your mind– –until you get home and realize that you have nothing prepared or planned. Well. This is when I make Refrigerator Pasta. That’s when you take everything out of your refrigerator and put […]

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Current Reads

Want to take a peep into my current reading list? Not the creepy peeping– but rather the “I’ll show you mine” kind of peeping. Okay, maybe not even that type of peeping. Let me let you in on a nugget about me: I’m always reading multiple books. One is never enough for me. Yes, it can […]

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Moroccan Carrot Salad

This is The Tailor’s recipe–made in the height of his cayenne obsession. Which is still current, by the way. Apparently it can last for months in the fridge, but I don’t recommend testing that. Last night, El Guapo and I made a scrumptious seafood dinner (really marvelous, wish I had taken pictures) and ate this […]

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How to Wear High Waisted Pants

Don’t. My opinion is that pants that compete for room with your bra are a no-no. It’s awfully hard to successfully wear high-waisted pants, people. Too many people think they know how to– –and end up looking like a cry for help. High-waisted pants are not a fashion decision to commit to lightly. If you […]

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What Not to Compost

Okay people. I’m going to step out on a limb and bet that you’re trying to be more “green.” Everybody is. Composting is just one of those things that people do to (a) save the earth (b) reduce household trash (c) have a better garden. There are some “don’ts” to composting, however. Let me enlighten you. […]

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Things I Like: VII

Sharing, sharing, sharing. Bottle Glasses I really enjoy re-purposing objects that might otherwise get wasted. And I especially like it if the end result is useful and attractive. (Earth Momma–let’s figure out how to do this.) Barcelona Chair Originally designed by Mies van der Rohe for the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona, the Barcelona Chair is […]

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