Wednesday, December 29, 2010
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Let's throw in a birthday celebration!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
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Monday, November 15, 2010
Despite Newsom's opposition, the law may still end up on the books. The board passed it on an 8-3 vote Tuesday, the minimum needed to override a veto. An override vote has not been scheduled.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
I had just picked up my new cookbook Around my French Table, and found a recipe that I had to try on Sunday evening. Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good! What better thing to cook when you have a couple of hours on a cold rainy, windy afternoon in Seattle?
This receipe is sooooo gooood!!! This pumpkin is stuffed with all sorts of goodness, bread, gruyere cheese, cream and lots more!
We may need to fix it again before Thanksgiving.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
She has a new cookbook, Around my french table and each week those that have signed up to follow along with be cooking one recipe out of the book. There is a website and after you've joined the group a special spot to discuss the recipes, triumphs and challenges!
The first recipe I will try is for October 29, 2010 - Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake
I figure this will be a good step in doing more french cooking and the recipes sound delicious!
You are welcome to join! Please check it out here
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
We had a picture perfect fall weekend here in Seattle. It was sunny and warm in the afternoon and cold in the morning! My daughter and I had the opportunity to do the Run for Congo Women around Greenlake on Saturday morning. There were 600 people registered and we got around the lake in under an hour. ( official times not posted yet! ) This is a global organization who hosts walks and runs all over the country. You can check here to see if there is an event coming to your community. The link provides a nice video regarding the organization and what is happening in the Congo today.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
This week in my Unraveling group has been difficult. We are having to take photos and post to the group Flicker account pictures of our favorite things. This took me a couple of days to think about and then act upon.
In the last couple of years I've done a lot of weeding out of things and getting rid of stuff! My motto is ... "if I got the chance to move to Italy tomorrow would I take it with me?" If the answer was no it went to the Goodwill. Lots of stuff.
So when I got this assignment it was really hard to think of things that were my favorite. However I did come up with a couple:
1. Shells , Rocks and Sea Glass that I collect on various trips. I display them in various small containers. My daughter when to Costa Rica and couldn't think what to bring me back. She brought me back some shells from beach. That was a special gift.
2. Photo albums that I make of our special family vacations. We love looking back over them. They are filled with all sorts of mementos from the trips.
What are some of your favorite things?
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
I have been missing in action because I've been looking for a crock pot recipe that I've been wanting to share with you .... one of my favorites and I can't find it! As organized as my recipes are in a binder... they can't be that organized if its missing in action!
It's that time of year. In the evenings it's hurry to get get dinner on the table during the week and at least two evenings a week I make sure we have a crock pot meal. It's so easy and ready for the kids when I walk thru the door.
Since I can't find the favorite, I decided to share my next best favorite!
Slow Cooker Mexican Pork
1 lb Boneless Pork Lion
2 1/4 C. Old El Paso Thick and Chunky Salsa. ( 24 oz jar )
1 can 4.5 oz green chilies chopped drained.
1 can 15 oz. black beans drained.
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
Put the pork, chilies and salsa in crock pot and cock for 6-8 hours. Then stir in beans, cover and cook on low for five minutes or until beans are hot. Sprinkle with cheese.
This is very good and the pork very tender!
Besides looking for the recipe I've managed to clean the pantry, linen closet, kids games and finish our scrapbook from our spring break 2009 trip!
Trying to get some things done before the holidays set in and then we are really busy!
If you have a favorite crock pot recipe I'd love to hear. Please share!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
It's been fun to go around with my camera and snap pictures everywhere you see your reflection. It's also nice when you take a moment and smile at yourself!
Take some time today and notice your reflection everywhere you go... and don't forget to smile!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I have finished up.. well almost my first week of Unraveling, Ways of seeing myself. It was a bit of getting used to where to go to find my assignments, find the group and where to post my pictures but I think I have it now! Today I just need to finish up my writing assignments! Of course I leave that until the last day! I'll do that while my son does his homework.
This week we focused on our feet which keeps us grounded. How many different surfaces do you stand on each week? What about those shoes? Lots of pairs? Or a minimalist?
I found that I basically have four pairs of shoes... I know sad but my job prevents me from dressing up too much. My work boots, tennis shoes, slippers and sandals. Not very exciting.
Above is a picture of my feet in the garden planting a new hydrangea.
We were challenged to take pictures of our feet this week. What was really fun was seeing all the different pictures from members posted on flicker. On to my writing assignments!
You can find out more about Susannah Conway and her classes here
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Please register if you are intending to join us. The early bird price is good until Friday, October 15th.
The class offers nursing, acupuncture, social work and massage CEU’s (6.5) through the AHNA, NCCAOM, NASW and NCBTMB. I am also a Washington State STARS trainer. Any daycare staff that attends this class will receive 6 STARS credits toward their yearly requirement.
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Friday, October 1, 2010
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
On Saturday I participated in a Volksmarch in the city of New Castle which is 30 minutes from my home. What is a Volksmarch? It is an organized walk sponsored by a local chapter for the public. You can either walk for free of for credit. Saturday's walk you could choose a 5K or 10K. As you can see by the pictures if was a perfect fall day and I went for the 10K since I had the time. These are very fun, great exercise, and I saw trails that I never knew existed.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I don't know if you've heard of this story yet in the news but it is darn right scary! How would you like to eat a "Frankenfish"? A genetically modified salmon? Well... the FDA is meeting to discuss this possibility
If OK'd the salmon will be the first genetically modified animal permitted by the FDA
Injected growth hormones make the fish reach maturity in half the growth time.
A company, AquAdvantage Salmon, has injected growth hormones into Atlantic salmon that enable the fish to reach maturity in half the normal growth time, 16 to 18 months, rather than 30 months.
I don't know about you but haven't we been injecting a growth hormone into cattle now for some time? Look what it's done to our milk supply and meat?
Living in the Pacific Northwest this entire Salmon issue seems unreal. There have been a lot written about genetically modified animals and crops and it is not helping the health issues of Americans.
If they are going to offer "Frankenfish" in the store it should be labeled so that you are informed and have a choice.
Personally I think that more people are going to elect to shop at PCC and Whole Foods for their meat and seafood.
Please stay on this issue so you can make informed choices for yourself and family
Here is the link to the CNN story
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
With the beginning of fall comes bulb planting! This weekend I ran into my garden store to see all that was being offered so that I could make my list for a purchase this weekend! I don't plan out where things are going but every year I plant more bulbs of different varieties. It's not a very fun job but when spring comes I'm always glad I took the time.