May 2011

Curtain —–> Skirt = Skirtain!

May 31, 2011

Before leaving Tucson, I made one last trip to my favorite thrift store to see if they had any fun vintage fabrics.  I found a few including a kitchen window valence for 25 cents. I liked the ruffles, lace and vintage pattern.  It was the perfect length for a toddler skirt, and there was already […]

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The Kids Cook Monday – Farm Fresh

May 30, 2011

Late Saturday morning, after picking up our Bountiful Basket and jumping into the pool for swimming lessons, the kids and I headed over to Agritopia for their u-pick event.  Agritopia is a community centered around a working urban farm.  We drive by it almost every day and even walk along the paths between the community […]

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This Week’s Bounty & Recipe Ideas

May 28, 2011

Before you check out my co-op haul from this morning, would you mind taking a second to vote for me?  Only 2 days left, and I am trying to get into the top 25.  You don’t have to register to vote, just find my blog and click on the thumbs up.  Tell your friends too! […]

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Fitness Friday: S-T-R-E-T-C-H

May 27, 2011

Last year I did 5000 lunges to raise money for a good cause.  Last week, I finished up the last of 4000 lunges from our 300 Club Lunge Challenge.  Through both challenges, there was one big difference.  The level of soreness and pain that I felt this time around was remarkably less than last year. […]

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Mediterranean Diet – Practical Tips

May 25, 2011
Mediterranean Diet Pyramid

You have probably heard of the Mediterranean Diet, a way of eating based on the healthy habits of the people living around the Mediterranean Sea.  You may have even tried to adopt bits and pieces of the diet into your own lifestyle such as increasing consumption of seafood or drinking a glass of wine with […]

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The Kids Cook Monday – Little hands can help too

May 23, 2011

So far on my posts for The Kids Cook Monday, I have let Joe have most of the cooking fun.  Lately however, Leila has been more vocal in asking to help in the kitchen.  “Mommy, I do it!”  Ah, the lovely age of two where she wants to do everything herself.  Last night, I was […]

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This Week’s Organic Bounty & Recipe Ideas

May 22, 2011

We arrived at our Bountiful Baskets site yesterday only to learn that the truck was late.  There wasn’t anything we could do but wait…and wait…and wait.  An hour and a half later, we finally came home with our box of organic produce.  I threw it quickly in the fridge then ran off to swim lessons […]

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Take me out to the ballgame

May 19, 2011

A couple weeks ago, we finally made it to a Diamondbacks game.  Other than telling you that we had a great time, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.   What’s your favorite baseball park food?

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Beef & Artichoke Stew

May 18, 2011

Remember when we steamed our first batch of artichokes last week and restrained ourselves from eating the hearts?  As hard as it was, we saved them for a good cause, a big pot of beef and artichoke stew.   I used organic, grass-fed stew meat, tons of veggies and a splash of good local beer.  The […]

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The Kids Cook Monday – What the heck is THAT?

May 17, 2011

One of the best things about getting a co-op basket each week is finding new and unusual produce to try.  A few weeks ago, our basket included two huge white things which prompted the question, “What the heck is that?”  Well THAT is a daikon, or a giant radish. Milder than the typical red radish […]

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