Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Fighting procrastination

Today I:
1) Made an appointment for a consultation with a new Dentist (cringe).
2) Called Canada Revenue to discuss my recent tax "reassessment."

I'm trying.

Monday, January 26, 2009

A good day.

It was a good day because...

I got caught up on some work.
My husband was feeling a bit better.

I signed up my second thesis participant.

I went to the gym!

I entered everything I ate on Sparkpeople.

I made this:

And this:

The first picture is yummy, sweet (but no sugar), easy to make Coconut Basmati rice. Mmmm... The second picture, I'll admit doesn't look like much, but I tell you it is awsume! It is African peanut stew. Both recipes are from Moosewood cooks at home. Soooo good!

Friday, January 16, 2009

T. is....wishing she had something to blog other than "I"m working a lot."

Sigh. I know. Facebook has overcome blogging so much that I'm posting a FB status on my blog. But hey, it got me started right?

I don't have much to new recipes or anything exciting really.



Nothing. Everything that comes to mind is eather mundane or whining, and that's not what breathing room is for. Okay, get off your sorry whining butt T.! How about I post about things I'm thankful for in the midst of the craziness.

- My husband who keeps me sane (well, that may be debatable...perhaps "saner" is a better way to put it).
- Family and friends that take me in and give me second and third homes when I'm travelling for work.

- Really good coffee. Really. Very thankful.

- Honey and Lemon Hand cream from L'Occitane en Provence

- A new hair straightener that works so fast and well.

- I got better in under a week when sick last week. This is an all time record for me. Related to that, I guess I'm thankful I had little out-of-the-house work scheduled while sick, and for Oil of Oregano. The only two differences this time I was sick were that I actually rested the first three days I was sick, and that I took Oil of oregano several times.

Those are just the things on my mind right now :) There's lots more to be thankful for :)

Friday, January 09, 2009

Sarah's Sick Remedy

This is Sarah's sick remedy. She made it for me when I arrived at her house super sick on day, and it is bringing me great comfort this time I'm sick!!

Mix 1 Tablespoon grated ginger and 1/3-1/2 cup sugar with just enough water to cover it.
Bring to a boil and boil until it is syrupy.
Add 2-3 Tablespoons of lemon juice.

Now, dilute to taste with boiling water.

It's basically home made, much-better-for-you, doesn't make your teeth hurt neo citrany stuff.

Thanks Sarah, hope it's okay I posted it! I'm also all over the oil of oregano, echinaccia and juice this time around.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Just yummy.

This is Baked Brie someone (not me) made for new years eve. It was wonderful!

These roasted tomatoes were made by another friend for New Years eve as well. So tasty!

This was the turkey for Christmas dinner -smokin'!

Yummy salad we had for dinner one night in the middle of all the celebrating. Lightly blanched green beans and broccoli, lettuce, red and yellow peppers, cherry tomatoes, mozarella cheese, artichokes and olives. It was very yummy and refreshing.

Spinach and tofu dumplings. I found the recipe here. They were simple but a bit time consuming to put together. Very yummy though.