There are so many things that pass through my mind as "Oh my gosh, I need to do/try that!" and I always lose track of them. So this year, as my New Year's resolution, I am going to keep a running list here and cross things off as I get to them. Hopefully it works out and by this time next year, I can look back and feel like I got a lot done.
Bake a cake from scratch
Bake a pie from scratch
Make pasta from scratch
Participate in a couple of good blogger syndicates
Lose weight (1/17, joi... read more
My friend Sean and his wife Amy gave us a beautiful red enamel cast iron pot for our wedding. After using it as a fabulous piece of shelf decor for 2 1/2 years, I've finally whipped it out and put it to work.
Yesterday afternoon I spent about 4 hours in the kitchen (not counting the hour run to the grocery store) cooking the full on Julia Child Boef Bourguignon and let me tell you that it was worth every single second. I totally get what all the fuss is about.
Inspired by this success, I'm moving onto a Rom... read more
January in Chicago is nothing if not anti-climactic. It's the end of the holiday buzz and the beginning of the long and tortured march toward Spring. The only way to get through a Chicago winter is to find ways to enjoy the cold weather. So once we realized this weekend would top out at a balmy 27 degrees with sunny blue skies, we decided to find a reason to get outside. A little search turned up a pretty neat fact...It turns out that a mere hour and a half from our home, hundreds of bald eagles have come to roost in... read more
Ahh...A new year and an unreasonable pressure to get a bunch of stuff done.
Here's the "MASTER LIST OF ACCOUNTABILITY" (you have to read that in a deep, booming voice).
By this time next year, have an exquisitely organized home.
Perform a significant act of environmental activism.
Finally learn to play the piano.
Incorporate a regular exercise routine into my life.
More frequent time spent in nature.
More art! Shoot something worth printing at least once a month. Bui... read more