Friday, December 06, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Before that, let's talk 10 on Tuesday, the "Ugh... Do I Hafta?" edition. Ten chores I hate doing...
- Cat box. I told PC when we got Pumpkin that I am totally uninterested in kitty litter. I hate it. So, 80% of the time, it's PC who cleans it, but those other 20%? I'm dying inside.
- Sweeping, swiffering, mopping floors. I hate it. They never feel as clean as my mom used to get them. The baseboards are always grimy.
- Bringing up laundry. Note: in our current apartment, you have to exit the backdoor, walk across the deck, enter in another door, climb up 3 steps to close that door and open another door behind it, walk down a rickety 9 steps and across the basement to do laundry. EVEN IN JANUARY. I have slid, slipped, tripped, fallen, scraped along this path to laundry for 3+ years. I want my own laundry back. NOW. (it used to be in my kitchen). **I will fold, put away, sort, stack, etc the laundry, I just hate hauling it up.
- Dusting. It makes me sneeze
- Raking leaves. I used to have to do this at my parents house-- I'm 5 feet tall. No matter where I hold the rake, i get blisters b/c I am grasping raw wood all day.
- Shoveling snow. Most days our landlord has us plowed, but we have to clear off the stairs and deck. Last few years and the big storms? They almost broke me. PC does a lot of shoveling, but I try to help as much as I can.
- Taking out the trash. I grew up in a house where it went out every night. PC did not. So, it grosses me out that the trash sits and sits for days. eww.
- swapping over seasonal clothes. We have teeny tiny closets (and only 2 usable ones) in this WHOLE house, so underbed storage is key to happiness. And it's my job to do it. I hate it, I hate it.
- Picking up after other people... coffee mugs, cereal bowls, trash/mail they seem to accumulate. (this has gotten significantly worse for me in years past)
- Charitable sorting- choosing what stays, what goes. I feel better when I'm done, but the process is exhausting for me. (and i need to do it this week).
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
What can I say? I have had the unfortune to be out of work, a lot, and I have interviewed a lot, with many companies. So, how do I describe myself?
-Patient, but persistent
Would you hire me?
Monday, August 05, 2013
Eating mostly green veggies kind of limits my culinary skills. I have roasted broccoli, sauteed broccolini, steamed green beans, grilled zucchini and baked asparagus...my ideas have come and gone.
Then I remembered latkes. Yummy, crispy, potato pancakes. Hmm. Potatoes are on my no-no list. So are bread crumbs and flour.
Thus, zucchini and feta latkes. I wanted them to be either a side, or a base, like for a fried egg ( drool). And i didn't want them greasy, so no oil or frying.
3small zuchini, grated, salted and strained for 1 hour
2 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp penzeys greek seasoning
1/2 tbsp crushed red pepper
1/2 cup almond flour ( or coconut flour)
4 ounces fat free feta, crumbled
Mix together and put onto non stick cookie sheet- 12 small balls, flattened into 3 inch disks. Bake at 425 F for 12 mins, flip and bake another 12 min.
Top with greek yogurt.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Ten treats? How about 100? No? Okay, ten...but not in any order.
My new diet is wheat free, soy free, sugar free, low carb and lean proteins, so here is what i am treating myself to this summer:
1. Watermelon. I love it ice cold. No salt, no feta, just melon.
2. Corn on the cob. I get it once a year and it has to be the local kind.
3. Non fat, sugar free fro yo. From Cabots in Newton.
4. Nectarines! Non of the hassle of a peach, but all the juice.
5. Grilled...anything. PC is a grill master and has turned out bison steaks, tuna, halibut, scallops and chicken that is mind blowing.
6. Zucchini. I am a zucchini addict. Grilled, sauteed, in stews, on salads...
7. Popsicles. Sugar free, but i love them in the summer.
8. Iced coffee. We drink gallons of this a week.
9. Late nights on the back deck. PC and i sit there and dream about whats next for us.
10. Camping...we love our summer house ( coleman tent) and cant wait to run away for a quick camping weekend on our favorite lake.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Someone at the library today said " its too hot too breathe" and i agree! 100 degrees here in Boston, with our usual humidity (90% or so it feels) .
Too hot to knit.
Too hot to work.
Too hot to clean.
Thunderstorms are predicted for tomorrow, and a reprieve is expected sunday.
Tempers are short. AC units hum.
158 days until christmas.
Its all about perspective round here.
Ok, wow. So many want to know my secret to ah-mazing iced coffee. And i am sure several of you have said- she cold brews.
The best iced is made HOT, then cooled slowly.
First, our coffee maker has a "strong" setting, which you need for this. Each pot will be 10-10.5 cups.
Start with 12.5 cups water, cold, in the brewer. Then add 15 tbsp. Yup. 1-5. Of coffee to a filter. Brew strong.
Cool for a few hours on the counter and then in the fridge. We add vanilla syrup and skim milk.
Oh, and the secret? Our brand of coffee.... ;)