Saturday, March 31, 2012
This one looks doable. I even started my morning with some tasty chicory coffee from TJ's. It's not exactly Cafe' du Monde, but it'll do in a pinch. This Hurricane recipe tempted me but it's so sugary, I think I'll leave that to the amateurs. After all, my lucky cocktail is scotch on the rocks. And you don't mess with the juju.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin. I have not visited (nor is it on my bucket list), but the NMM is an actual museum where you can learn about, taste and buy just about any kind of mustard you could dream of. I love mustard, especially the fancy-shmancy kinds like Mango Curry and Blue Cheese Dijon. They're so flavorful, so low in calories. And, some of them actually can clear my sinuses! My purpose in buying them, however, was to jazz up my salads. I've been eating a lot of greens lately and I'm tired of tossing them in the same ol' vinaigrettes. I think a little Sweet Orange Chili mustard will spice 'em up.
Monday, March 26, 2012
|Photo by Richard Gwin, Lawrence Journal-World|
|Photo by a friend|
|Photo by Richard Gwin, Lawrence Journal-World (I love this shot.)|
Thursday, March 22, 2012
|Wow! What a poster!|
Big, big, BIG weekend ahead. My team is still alive in the NCAA tournament, meaning another thrilling game tomorrow night and, knock wood, Sunday afternoon. I'm attending an all-school reunion at my all-girl high school on Saturday night, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Sisters of Loretto (coolest activist nuns ever, check them out here), and then Sunday....SUNDAY... it's the premiere of Mad Men, Season 5. My cups runneth over.
|Modeling the golf/tennis visor in "Serenity." How did they know to send me the 'calming' color?|
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Wow! Another letter to the editor admonishing my vocabulary. This time, it seems I may be responsible for the death of society from the "rot within." Imagine! Little old moi! That's the beauty of the First Amendment. Everyone has the right to voice their opinion, no matter how freaking freaky it is.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
my column today. For the record, my spouse is really OK with the move. He says, "When you're happy (read: not bitchy), I'm happy (read: not being bitched at)." I slept 9-1/2 hours again last night, which may be a testament to my snore-free surroundings or my new iComfort mattress with its heavenly cooling technology. (That is an unsolicited endorsement for Serta. They did not, unfortunately, send me a free sleep system.)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
news that going heavy on the spices is good for your heart, especially when the meal is high in fat, as many of my low-carb favorites tend to be. I wonder if I've always known this, instinctively. I typically add lots of cayenne pepper to my Hollandaise, over-curry my Panang, and double the garlic in my aioli. Healthy or folly? Guess my cholesterol numbers will tell the tale.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
my column of last week was causing a bit of a stir online. 'Seems a reader objected to my (over)use of the work "freaking" and wrote a letter to the editor, which prompted many colorful comments, pro and con. (Thanks to the commenter who recognized the literary device, although how 'literary' it was is still debatable.) My skin has thickened to criticism over the years (an upside to getting older) but, unlike Rush Limbaugh, I take no pleasure in offending someone's sensibilities and I've never called it "entertainment." That might have to be the topic of this week's column...
Thursday, March 8, 2012
drinking ice water may actually help speed up your metabolism, so you can lose weight. That's doubly delightful, don't you think? Cheers!