Archives for January 2012

snowball + avalanche = ‘the sky is falling the sky is falling’

Do you remember this post about snowballs and avalanches?? Or more to it, the fact that one can become the other…..well maybe I am a little psychic (please pronounce it  ‘Pah-sigh-kick) because it is exactly what happened….can of worms….le sigh Yes the article I was interviewed for went ‘live’ this week and like all things […]


Dear Twin A and Twin B, 51 months eh?  Almost 51 newsletters and I don’t think I have expressed enough how much I feel honoured to be your mom.  You guys are really the most amazing little weirdos a mom could ever ask for. This month was busy for me but pretty tame for you […]

More Chicken Curry – Chicken do-Piaza

I love curry…..I love curry….I love curry!!! I love everything about curry.  I have mentioned in the past posts that I got the ultimate Indian cook book and I have been slowly working my way through it. I have to admit that although all the recipes from this book have been amazing, this one was […]


I am tired.  I am not having a good week and it is making me tired.  Being a mom is the best and hardest thing I have ever done but it is particularly hard when there are other challenges in your life that are using up all you have in patience and energy.  I am […]

Work to do

There is so much work to do but I must, I must get over this cold first.  I haven’t been terribly sick but enough that it has been a great inconvenience to my already tight schedule.  The only one perverse pleasure I have been getting from it is that it is a sneezey cold and […]

C is for Cookie and Cookie Pig

That movie ‘Yes Man‘ was on the other night.  It is a ok’ish movie.  It is Jim Carrey doing his best kind of ‘Jim Carrey’ and Zooey Deschanel doing her best ‘Zooey Deschanel’ which is always charming.  It was good enough for me to sit through it and I don’t waste my time on much. […]

Perfect Roast Beef and how Mario Batali is my new bestie

I am not the ‘meat and patadoes’ eater that Big Daddy or my stepdad are but I LERV a good roast beef on occasion.  Roast to a perfect medium rare and served au jus with hot horseradish. For a family event over the holidays I had reason to make not one but two roasts for […]

School’s back in…back to lernin’

We are now three days back into the school routine and it is already a fight to get them dressed in the morning.  The kids LERV school but they have no sense of time or urgency.  They are now, at the magical age of 4, more than able to dress themselves but if I was […]

Breakfast This Morning: Why Rice is Good for Every Meal

The easiest of easy, filling gluten free breakfast – I took the left over rice from dinner last nights dinner warmed it up, topped it with a little grated cheddar cheese and a couple of fried eggs.  And I prefer using a gluten free tamari (soy sauce) instead of salt.  Cook time about 5 minutes, […]

Dinner Last Night – Gluten Free Homemade Pizza

PIZZA!  It is one of the simple meals that I miss. I have tried a few different recipes for gluten free crust and I like this one the best.  It is from Gluten-free girl and the Chef cook book and I really do think it is the best one so far.  It is listed as […]