Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
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Monday, October 11, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This week I get a farm vacation! I'm house sitting for my friend Mary Beth. Her and her husband Jason, their two little munchkins, Caleb and Kathryn, have a beautiful house with chickens, a garden and two great big labs, Hank and Maggie. Every night I go and gather eggs and then go pick my dinner from the garden!
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Annie told me about the best site, different free music on weekdays, good stuff too.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Symphonies started this. It's a Dan Black and Kid CuDi kind of summer.
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Monday, June 21, 2010
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Sunday, May 9, 2010
We got into Ireland yesterday around noon straight from Malta. It is so cold in Ireland! We got off the plane and immediately realized we would be needing our coats. I lost my shoes somewhere in Greece and all I have are my sandals so my toes have freezing since we landed; and no, mom, I'm not going to wear socks with them. Ireland is such a complete change from all the Mediterranean countries we've been in so far. It's so green!
From the airport we hopped a bus to Dublin city and got off at the city center to walk to our hostel. You can tell a lot about a city by how friendly people are when you stop and ask for directions and Dublin is very friendly! We stayed at the Four Courts Hostel which is right on the River Liffey and right down from the Temple Bar district. This was the first time we've stayed in a hostel where we didn't have a room to ourselves. Our 12-bed dorm was packed out. The best part was meeting a few girls from Wales who were getting ready to go on a pub-crawl. Everything they said was funny to us because of their accents. They had the cutest clothes and the shortest skirts and they said they didn't care how cold the weather was. We wanted to go on the pub-crawl with them but we had been out late our last night in Malta and were completely pooped.
We found out food in Dublin is pretty expensive, 10 euro and up for dinner. So while everywhere else we've tried to eat authentic, we decided to go cheap in Dublin. Jeanne and Stephanie went to subway and I got a kebab. Then, even though we felt incredibly lame we went back to the hostel and went to bed! We're hoping that we're going to be getting a little more rest in Ireland than we've been getting so far.
Four Courts hostel is a great place to stay. Its really in central location , the staff is really friendly and the beds seem clean. When we checked in the staff-guy said, "Noow say what all Americans say that starts with an Aw and ends with a Some". The best part about Four Courts is there is free international calling. The connection isn't the greatest but for ten minutes you can talk and not worry about how much it's costing.
Now we're off to Galway city and hoping to see the Aran islands and Cliffs of Moher. We'll be back in Dublin in a few days. The bus system is pretty cheap in Ireland if you use Go-bus or CityLink. Iit was only 8 euro for about a 3 hour bus ride to Galway with free wi-fi included.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Awesome online drawing program. I didn't even try all the different effects you can use. Draw your own....
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
I'm so excited, I made croissants this weekend and they turned out just like they're supposed to, flaky, buttery and fattening.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Posted by Jessica Weindl at 6:22 PM
Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday. It's not because I love hearts, roses or have a boyfriend. My love for Valentine's comes from being taught from a young age that it shouldn't just be about romantic love.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
I have discovered a new found love for snow. We've gotten 3 snowfalls this winter and we got over 20 inches this weekend. Far from being sick of it I now think it's one of the most beautiful weather phenomenons. It truly makes everything look magical!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
What I ate today:
Breakfast: cinnamon oatmeal, walnuts and raisins;
Lunch: a peanut butter sandwich and apple;
Dinner: pinto bean and butternut squash stew, kale and pumpkin seeds, and basmati rice with avocado.Its a good thing I don't have a husband because I'm pretty sure he would pack his bags after a day of rabbit food like that.
"Both calcium content and bioavailability should be considered when selecting dietary sources of calcium. Some plant foods have calcium that is well absorbed, but the large quantity of plant foods that would be needed to provide as much calcium as in a glass of milk may be unachievable for many. Many other calcium-fortified foods are available, but the percentage of calcium that can be absorbed is unavailable for many of them."
Monday, January 4, 2010
- Soak them in a lot of water overnight.
- Rinse them with lots of water.
- Cook them in lots and lots more water for a hour or more.
- Basically if you don't have lots of water, you're going to have bad beans.
- Alicia Silverstone, author of The Kind Diet, says that cooking beans with bay leaves and skimming off the foam on top will make you fart less. Alicia Silverstone's book shows her eating beans with her very hot boyfriend/husband/lover/paid model, so I'm going to believe anything she says when it comes to farty beans.
- Paula Dean does not have any bean recipes that don't call for ham, ham grease, bacon, or some form of chicken, turkey, cow, rabbit, squirrel, or deer. I'm guessing that neither Paula Dean, nor any of Paula Dean's friends are vegetarian .
- Don't fill your crock-pot all the way up with beans and then leave the kitchen. Beans expand when they cook.