07 August 2010

7:taking the plunge

Today I booked myself a 3 day cleanse for next week. This has been on my list of things to try for years. so here we go checking things off my list...I am a little nervous and very excited. I have heard mixed reviews from others who have tried this. I am sure it will not be easy, I hope it will be worth it! What is on your list of things to try?

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06 August 2010

6:A trinity of spice

Having made some version of guacamole almost everyday this week, I am tweaking my version of perfection. Well not there quite yet, I have found a most necessary mix of ingredients. Roast three serrano chilies at 425 until they pop. Chop off the tops and add to a mini cuisinart with a handful of sliced scallions. Add two rinsed bunches of cilantro and the juice of 4 limes. Mix until a smooth paste. Add to avocado and sliced cherry tomatoes for excellent guacamole. Smear on roasted or grilled meats or mix with yogurt for a veggie/naan dip. THIS IS SPICY....and that is so good!

p.s. this will store for a day or two. I marked it spicy so as not to surprise anyone.

05 August 2010

5: One minus eight plus three

I knew this day would come. I have been looking forward to it for years. It went off without a hitch. A day at the beach with my two oldest and best friends from childhood and the seven little ones we have collectively produced in the last five year. A surreal moment of memories and reality. Swims to the raft for the first time for the oldest two,  an hour at the grocery store for me sorting out what seven children could possible eat in one afternoon, dinner on the deck with all around one table taking in the view and chatty catch ups with friends that are truly family.

4: 4 years old in traffic

We headed south towards the old Washoe Indian summer camp. A beautiful meadow trail that backs into the Lake. Tsah and Aunt V. chased each others shadows while Italy B and I wandered among the pines. On the walk home, Tsah took his time conducting traffic with every car that passed with his whirly ball paddle. He generously shared his methods with me. A birthday morning worth remembering.

01 August 2010

2: Big John's Market

The first Saturday night in over a year with Apis and without to Sonoma with friends. A stop at Big John's helped everyone out.