May 20 – Day 267 – YAY Dave and Connor!

Posted on: May 20, 2014


I am SO EXCITED – finally watched the final episode of The Amazing Race last night – and Dave & Connor won it, and the Country Singer Girls came in 2nd! SO SO excited! The weirdest part is that last week (I WISH I had written it here!) I had this ” …

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April 1 (Day 208) – feeling kinda low . . .

Posted on: April 1, 2014


So, as you (the mythical you, since “you” really means “me”) can see, I haven’t blogged in a while. I find that I’m often spinning plates – and then all the plates crash to the ground. H calls me a “gadget freak” and that’s somewhat true. Have you seen …

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The BEST and EASIEST roast chicken recipe in the UNIVERSE!

Posted on: January 28, 2014


You will need: 2 cut up chickens (It’s so good, you’ll want to make 2. Trust me on this one.) 2 seasoned cast-iron skillets (Don’t have them? Go get them. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.) An oven (duh. Preferably a convection roast one, but any oven will do.) …

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Day 110 (December 16 2013) – A new start…

Posted on: December 16, 2013


I sooooo didn’t want to do this. Last night, I finally talked to my nutritionist about the blood tests I took a week or so ago. Any time that your nutritionist calls you again – and again – over the weekend, you know something is up. Sigh. I also did t …

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Unofficial Ironman Louisville 2010 drink: The Carnage!

Posted on: September 9, 2010


Mr. Martini from and I have done a few podcasts on mixology – in fact, here is the link to our Mint Julep episode from the running of the Kentucky Derby (very different than running PAST the Kentucky Derby…believe me.) So, he was …

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Recipe for Meenu Bars (a/k/a Little Bites of Heavenly Delight)

Posted on: February 22, 2010


   OK, these are DEFINITELY not “low cal,” but these bars were a wonderful present from our IronTeamMate Chris’ wife Meenu. Also not gluten-free, but who knows, you might be able to figure something out . . . or, as Coach Helen (who posted the recipe) …

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Happy Turkey Day! Recipes, Run and Playlist

Posted on: November 26, 2009


Got up this morning, and H and I got to work preparing for Thanksgiving. First, wild mushroom soup (serves 6): 2 lbs wild mushrooms, 1/2 c unsalted butter, 1/3 cup chopped green onions, 6 garlic cloves, peeled, 3T flour, 6 cups chicken stock, 3/4 c hea …

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Julie & Julia – saw movie with Julia’s friends: their reviews, plus a never-before-seen Julia Child Recipe

Posted on: August 18, 2009


The other week, I went with my mom (still the queen of food PR at 70+ – she did PR for first AIWF conference plus the Harvest Festivals, etc.) and Shirley Sarvis to see the movie “Julie and Julia.” It was great, because after the movie, the San Francis …

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If you are what you eat…

Posted on: July 8, 2009


…I am a huge HUGE hunk of blue cheese, baguette, bell pepper, tomatoes, meatballs, and a couple glasses of wine. Sounds pretty good, eh? The problem is – this is what I ate when I returned home from a FABOO workshop (more on that in a second) – at 11 …

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I hate being such a slacker…

Posted on: July 2, 2009


So, I have had a few “pokes” and emails wondering where I have been! First of all, we just returned from a month in Peru – yes, practicing all those Chapter 1 Bond Girl packing skills! The plan is to post the photos on my facebook page which is www.fac …

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