Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Hello reader(s),

I'm giving up social media for Lent. See you soon!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

do: the movies!

Have I mentioned that I love a good deal?

Today's deal by Living Social is from Fandango. They are offering 2 movie tickets for $9! The voucher is good wherever Fandango is accepted (so, pretty much everywhere).

Full disclosure: if three people purchase the deal through my link, I get my deal for free! It that's so, I promise to do a giveaway or something to make it up to you guys :). But also, come on, two tickets for $9? That's a great deal!

Monday, February 28, 2011

see: Long Live the Queen

My FSFIL (future-step-father-in-law) sent me an email with these pictures today.

Long live the Queen!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

taste: YoS

(from the past two weeks, because I forgot to post last week!)

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I concocted a great (IMHO) recipe for garlicky kale this week, so (as you can see), I ate a lot of kale. Which is good, because that was one of my resolutions. I also made a point to eat spinach, although it isn't usually one of my go-to greens. Let's see if I can keep it up!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

taste: Mount Gay & Tonic

Mount Gay Rum (from Barbados, where I used to vacation as a child) + White Rock Tonic (no corn syrup, real quinine)

+ freshly sliced lime

= the perfect beach cocktail (regardless of the temperature outside).

Friday, February 25, 2011

grateful: the beach

So grateful for quick getaways and naps on the beach!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

taste: Whole Foods Garlicky Kale

My Year of Salad resolution for this week was to eat more raw non-lettuce greens, which has finally gotten me motivated to try and recreate my favorite Whole Foods Salad Bar food of all time, Garlicky Kate.

First I started with the ingredient list off the salad bar:
Kale, Garlic, Tahini, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Liquid Aminos, Nutritional Yeast, Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Water.

Then I played around a little bit with proportions, until I got to this:
1 bunch Kale
3 cloves of garlic, pressed (or chopped really small)
4 T Tahini
1 T Bragg's Liquid Aminos
1 T Nutritional Yeast
1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Lemon (juiced)
Water (to adjust for consistency)

Last summer, my friend's partner let me in on little secret to eating raw kale: you have to massage the kale. No, seriously. So, after mixing together all the other ingredients, and having T wash and de-stem the delicious locally grown kale, I pushed up my sleeves and set to work massaging some leafy greens.

Then I massaged in the dressing:

Then I (washed my hands) and enjoyed the best garlicky kale to be had in Kitty Hawk, NC.

Note: we really like garlic and lemon and tahini and kale and, well, all of these ingredients. If you have plans for a hot date later on, you could decrease the garlic a little bit. This stuff isn't called Garlicky Kale for nothing.