Monthly Archives: September 2012

Year 23

Commencing another year of life: 22 years have past with many more to come.

May this year consist of:

♥ Constantly discovering good eats

♥ A new business venture

♥ A completed 1/2 marathon

♥ Some paid-0ff university loans

♥ Lots of travel

♥ Constant smiles and laughter

♥ A new life path.

Thank you to all of you who have already been through some crazy, silly or emotional times with me. There will be many many more, so stick around.

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Grow Your Own Herb Garden

Recently I have switched to a whole foods, no preservatives diet (well, as much as possible). This means  more fresh ingredients, a lot of cooking and a ton of new recipes. To be honest, it is not that difficult of a switch; however I have found a huge contributor to my success has been because of my newly planted herb garden. Since the majority of these recipes need an abundance of herbs, I found it easier to keep various pots right at home rather than running to the market every time I need something. Let me tell you, that extra punch of flavor and beautiful garnish really makes a difference in a meal. In the long run it ends up saving money and gives you a bit of pride as well.

Now if you aren’t a green-thumb type person, don’t completely turn away from this idea. I have found an inexpensive way for you to test out this gardening experience. The Home Depot has a one year guarantee on almost all their plants.* If your plant dies within one year of its purchase, you can go back to the store and they will refund your money. No questions asked. Just make sure you save your receipt. I may or may not have had to do this already (oops!).  So whether you live in a large house with a plot of land or in a small apartment in the city; an herb garden is within your reach.

{Herbs pictured above: onion chives, sweet basil, cilantro, italian parsley, rosemary, greek oregano, and dill}

*(there may be other home improvement stores that do this as well, as their nursery department)

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Mood Music

I always find it difficult to answer the questions, “So what type of music do you like to listen to? To be honest, depends on my mood. However, I love getting music recommendations or stumbling upon some old favorites. Here is what’s been going through my speakers.

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