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Untuna- As good as it looks.

Now, my hometown is a small town, surrounded by water. It's at the end of the highway, and I mean the end. When giving directions I tell people stay on the highway until you hit water and you've made it. Knowing that, you can probably understand why the two restaurants closest to me are called the Red Skiff and The Fish Shack. My uncle was a lobster man [lobsta if we're getting authentic] and was perpetually a nice dark shade of Italian from his year round days with the sun reflecting off the ocean. Growing up, my dad was a captain on a whale watch boat. He likes to tell stories of how they would block off the pilot house and let me sway with the ocean in my rolling activity center [ it took … [Read more...]

Kitchen Bliss

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Now I'm just finally getting back in the kitchen [being that I actually possess one now] but it's been difficult with my work schedule and having an actual life also. But I have gotten a few things whipped up in the past couple weeks. I know I promised you a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie and I've got the filling down to a science, but I haven't perfected the gluten free crust and I'm not happy giving you anything less than perfect. Well beyond that I've made a few other concoctions one of which I can't wait for you to try. I ate this entire batch within 24 hours and will definitely be making more soon. Now the stock for this soup can be a bit time consuming but good for us it's not very hands on … [Read more...]

Amazeballs

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Oh how crazy and wonderful this life is. That's if you make a conscious decision that it is, and I have. The past few weeks have been a crazy whirlwind of amazeballs, here let us discuss. I ran my first 5k a week ago [Thursday June 28th 2012, just making a mental note]. WAHOO. I'm SO not proud of my time [36:08], but I crossed the finish line and I wasn't in a stretcher so I'd say goal accomplished. A friend from work ran it with me and was very kind and slowed her pace to stay with me. I ran the [very hilly] race in my Vibrams not having even crossed my mind that I wouldn't be running on dirt [always running in the woods], I'd be running on pavement [I never run on pavement] and might need … [Read more...]

Ode to Summer Days

With January settling in it's been almost four months since my last day at the beach.... I'm fortunate enough to live in a beautiful coastal area where beaches are everywhere. We call it the island. We're a secluded little town and we rarely leave unless we have to.Our summers are spent lounging on the beach before or after work with bonfires and friends.  We're there whenever we can be. It's been a mild winter so far.. lots of rain, no snow. So with the temperature hovering around the 40's its been even harder to get out of summer mode. Since I don't drink alcohol at the beach I've become the "beach mom"to everyone, which means I'm the one making sure everyone is drinking water in between … [Read more...]

Too Cold for Camping.

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Columbus Day Weekend 2011, We set out for camping, good friends, unseasonably warm weather, and plain good old fashioned fun. Throughout the weekend we ate some delicious food, but what would camping be without S'MORES? It wouldn't be camping, that's for sure.  I don't know why no one had ever thought of it [and I'm sure someone had] , because it's a genius idea, we shall add peanut butter to the s'more. Well, Well, we've just discovered the next best thing.  While my fingers couldn't get any stickier but taste buds couldn't be any happier. Now that it's well into winter [still unseasonably warm] and  it's too cold to be toasting mallows over an open fire, I concocted the next best … [Read more...]