August 2011

Slow Roasted Roma Tomatoes

August 29, 2011
slow roasted tomatoes

I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately.  Overwhelmed in a good way, with many fun and rewarding opportunities coming my way, but stressed nonetheless.  Even though I am not the most organized person (I think I just heard my husband snort at that)…ok, I am the owner of multiple piles in our house…anyways, too much […]

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This Week’s Bounty & a few reminders

August 27, 2011
Bountiful Baskets Conventional Basket

This morning, my dad volunteered at our local Bountiful Baskets site.  He was there unloading giant boxes of produce at 5:00 in the morning.  5 am!  Can I just say that I am thankful for the volunteers who wake up much earlier than I do so that I can have a basket full of fresh […]

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A Fund for Jennie – Place your bid!

August 24, 2011

  Bidding is now closed! Thank you to April who was the winning bidder with $275. Thank you too all who participated! I’m pretty sure I had never visited Jennifer Perillo’s blog before August 8th.  I had been following her on Twitter for a while, but hadn’t yet made it over to read her food […]

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A minor setback, and a clean kitchen

August 23, 2011
clean forks

Last weekend was a busy one. We had friends visiting, lots of swimming, and a few meals eaten away from home.  While I was careful to specify my diet restrictions to the restaurant staff, I still managed to get sick.  I ended up with a bloated tummy, fatigue and other symptoms that I had managed […]

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Coffee Granita

August 21, 2011
Coffee granita

Do you like coffee?  I have a bit of an obsession with the stuff.  I don’t care if it’s 100 degrees at eight in the morning, I want a hot cup of coffee!  In the afternoons though, iced coffee is the way to go.  Throw a little soy or coconut milk in there, mix it […]

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This Week’s Bounty & Recipe Ideas

August 20, 2011
bountiful baskets conventional basket

We haven’t been able to order a Bountiful Basket for a few weeks now.  During that time, our daily intake of fruits and vegetables has decreased significantly.  Not having that basket of fresh produce at the beginning of a new week really puts a cramp into our healthy eating lifestyle.  Because of that, I was […]

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My first gluten-free baking attempt

August 18, 2011
Open faced gluten free sandwich

One of the first things that people ask me when I first tell them that I’ve been diagnosed with Celiac Disease is, “So that means you can’t have any bread, right?”  While it’s true that I can’t have any wheat bread, that doesn’t mean that I have to give up bread forever.  After picking up […]

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Snack Plate Lunch

August 16, 2011

I’ve never been a big sandwich person.  Not that I don’t enjoy a good sandwich, but I don’t want to eat one every day.  And salads are great, but they can get old after a while too.  Every once in a while, I just want a good snack plate for lunch.  Fresh veggies, fresh fruit, […]

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The Kids Cook Monday – First Day of School

August 15, 2011

This morning was a special one.  Joe’s first day of preschool.  He woke up early and helped me make some pancakes.  We used the Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake Mix, and added some cinnamon and a splash of vanilla. Joe cracked the eggs and gave everything a good stir with the whisk. Leila helped me […]

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My first stab at Photoshop

August 13, 2011

Remember how I got a fancy camera last month?  Well, I have been having so much fun learning how to use it.  There is a LOT to learn, and I have barely scratched the surface of photography education.  One thing that I have been excited to start using is Photoshop.  I finally downloaded it yesterday, […]

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