Monthly Archives: April 2012

Dairy, Wheat & Sugar

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I actually have so many things to post but I’ve been too busy to organize it all. I will say I started a “diet” last week. Not so much only for weight but just to get back to better eating. Eating whole foods and less processed stuff. So I’m cutting out dairy (cow dairy), wheat…

Favorite Salad

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Do you have a favorite restaraunt salad? This one is my absolute favorite, we made to Caioti (sound like coyote) last week so I thought I’d share. I think even if I had all the ingredients I couldn’t make it taste as good. It has romaine, olives, tomatoes, chicken, pepperoni, basil, mozzarella with a balsamic…

A New Van for Katey

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From Passenger to driver! This my sweet and smart niece Katey. ¬†She is trying to win an amazingly equipped new van. One where she could pull her wheelchair right behind the wheel. This van would give her a chance at a new type of freedom. If you have time to click on a few links…

Plant Party!

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The Nester is having a plant party. Need some container inspiration? Head over. I am sure you’re going to see something wonderful that is going to get you in the car headed for the nursery sometime soon… My challenge this weekend was the saddest planted container outside in the front of our house, keep scrolling…

Smoky, Salty, Sweet and Sour

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That’s why I love BBQ! We haven’t been to Dr. Hogly Wogly’s in way too long. But we made it for lunch a few weeks ago-I thought I’d share! It’s wonderful if you haven’t been and one of the few L.A. places where you can get anything close to southern food…sigh. If you haven’t been…

To the Beach

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The rain broke and getting outside has been our goal the last few days. We took a late afternoon trip to Malibu Saturday. Stopped and grabbed something to eat at the Country Mart and headed across the road for a dashboard picnic and a walk on the beach. Path back to the beach, so fragrant!…

Catching Up

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Oh- I’ve been a little off on posting I did this snazzy post and thought I’d go ahead and finish it. These are some photos from last week…I hope everyone has had some fun this weekend! Someone has decided the train is okay especially if she has to study. Sushi at Katsuya, yay! to gluten…

Gluten Free Sweets

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So in a round about way I found a interesting gluten free product. I saw this great video over at Life is a Canvas. You’ll have to watch it, it’s a nice little story that lead me to the Cup 4 Cup product. My daughter gave up gluten for Lent. She said it gave her…

One Good Dish

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This dish is so delicious and a bit naughty with the heavy cream so we only do it once a year, usually Easter. ¬†Sometimes it’s surprising how simple ingredients can make something so good. 5 ingredients: potatoes (yukon gold my fav), canola oil, salt, heavy cream, chives (or green onions work too). You can make…

Hello Monday!

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My goodness I can’t believe the Easter weekend is over and it’s back to the same old same old. What a wonderfully fun weekend, I hope you had a good time too. So happy that our daughter switched plans on us and came home! We really packed those four days full. We even squeezed in…