Gruyere Souffle

On Friday night, I got this incredibly ambitious idea to cook a souffle. It’s something I would never attempt on my own, but both Dan and I like to cook, I ran the idea by him and we decided to give it a try.

Movin’ On Up

While puttering in the yard on cool summer mornings when my back is cooperating is something I enjoy, my beloved husband hates doing yard work. It’s understandable; he actually has “work” to do, while I just trim my rose bushes and maybe pull a weed or two. Yesterday, John’s whole outlook on yardwork changed. We ...

Kathy Smith Step Workout

I bought Kathy Smith Step Workout DVD because I keep hearing about how incredibly easy the step classes at my gym are compared to out there. I didn’t even do the workout…watching the first 5 minutes of each section (which are separated into beginner/intermediate/advanced workouts) nearly made me fall asleep. I mean, 5 minutes of ...

mock mashed potatoes

I finally tried the ubiquitous Surprise South Beach mashed ‘potatoes’. Dear sweet jeebus, it was good. If you’re a long time low-carber or just don’t eat mashed potatoes that often, you’d totally be fooled. I made a couple of small tweaks to the recipe: used real butter, and omitted the half and half.

Motivationally Speaking

This morning I got up at 5:45 in order to go to my usual 6:30 step class. This woman, E, who comes occasionally, showed up about 20 minutes late, saying that she sat on the couch for awhile stewing about whether or not to come. That is a line of thinking that I do not ...

The Way You Think It Should

I have a confession to make, and tonight seems like an appropriate time to come clean and reveal this secret hidden in plain view: even if this space doesn’t reflect this (yet), I really like politics and policy. I like thinking about it and discussing it and learning about it. Ask anyone who knows me ...

Gmail

I managed to score a Gmail account, and have been trying it out. One thing that makes me happy immediately is the fact that it has a gig of storage. In order to work on the magazine at home, I need to be able to send myself all sorts of documents, emails, and often Quicktime ...

Motivate me

I stepped on the scale after having not weighed myself for at least a week…

Level of Grace

I’m the sort of person who has plenty of long-time acquaintances, but very few close friends. The few friends I have, I generally keep close for long periods of time–if not for a lifetime. For instance, I met many of my closest friends over a decade ago; when I was introduced (as it were) to ...

my life has been improved by technology

I am sitting in the sunshine filled, southern exposure of my living room, with my laptop on a breakfast stray over my knees. I have been emailing and transcribing interviews so that I can finish the magazine on time. I have a giant mug of coffee and a Diet Coke (you know, alternate). John is ...