Friday, January 29, 2010

True Love

I no longer eat meat, barely eat dairy, and have been staying away from wheat and gluten for the most part. This may sound boring, but I am actually a pretty adventurous eater, and if someone cooks for me I will always graciously eat whatever was made. But of more significance, especially for my husband, is the fact that I actually don't mind cooking meat. It all started when I broke out the crockpot to cook 4 lbs of boneless butt pork roast for our new year's eve party; it was a huge hit, and so was the gross yet somehow utilitarian pleasure I derived from handling and cooking the meat. I've since tracked down a local farm to purchase meat, pick my cuts, and go to town. Do I want my daughter to eat meat? No. Never. But I realized what was happening: I was reminded that I absolutely love to make my husband happy, so I've tried to keep the momentum going. Every night this week he came home to amazing meals, and with each night I witnessed a softening (not of his belly, as it's impossible for him to gain weight), but of his heart, and of his thoughts even. Good, tasty food made with love equals good tasty thoughts and feelings in my book. Jeff actually eats on average less than a pound of meat a week, and he loves my meatfree dishes just the same, but I will admit that I still feel guilty when I'm trimming fat off some poor forsaken chicken. At any rate, I wonder if he gets the same rewarding feeling when he cleans the toilet or takes out the trash, tasks that definitely don't smell as nice, but are much appreciated nonetheless.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A fun escape

Came across this blog lately, it has been a nice whimsical escape. And speaking of escape, what a beautiful afternoon we have here in good old Kittery, Maine. I am heading out for a walk with the kid and dog, although I'd love to go for a nice run along the coast. Will have to wait about 6 months for that one...

Friday, January 22, 2010


The coolest woman alive, period. I'm enjoying her new music, although I'll always be most impressed by her fashion sense.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Golden Globes

Some dresses from the red carpet that I liked. I wasn't really feeling most of the looks but these work, and work well. It helps that all of these women seem pretty real. The rest of the batch appeared overdone, too inspired, and just plain "off". You can click on the pics for larger images.

Looking ahead

I'm ok with the storm that's currently moving in while I type this, the snow is beautifully stuck to everything in sight, and our little town looks like a charming arctic fish bowl. Actually looking forward to piling on some layers and walking to the store for some milk and bread - a New England luxury. But, these images get me excited for spring, dreaming of waves and long days, and for doing nothing that really needs to get done. The first image is from Rag and Bone, the others from RVCA, two mainstream labels that can do no wrong in my eyes.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tis always the season for cranberries

Although I am feeling the kicks and strokes of the little girl growing inside of me, I still like to keep a pulse on one of my favorite things - cocktails. This one sounds endearing, and easy to make for a crowd. I think I will try it on some friends at our annual ski wknd. Next year I"ll plan on drinking a glass while eating fondue, and sitting by a fire. But for now, it's all about the fetus.