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Kitchen Aid Holiday Giveaway

December 4, 2010

This is an awesome giveaway, that I am totally planning on winning by the way. As much as I love food and cooking I have to admit I am sorely lacking when it comes to kitchen appliances. So… Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is this Kitchen Aid mixer, a dehydrator, Vita-Mix, a fancy pants juicer like my friend Alix has. Maybe I am getting too greedy, the mixer will do!

3 Kids and Us and KitchenAid want to make your holiday wish come true and offer you the chance to win a brand new KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer in your choice of over 20 colors, valued at $349.99!

Enter the KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway and check out the Homemade Holiday Feast recipes that show all the ways the KitchenAid Stand Mixer and attachments can be used to create unique family dishes and save you counter space with one appliance that can be converted to meet your every need.

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My Ample Bosom

February 3, 2010

Bra;

“Did you wear a good bra?” Asked my sister.

We were about to head out on a shopping spree hoping to pick up some leftovers from black Friday.

“I don’t have one.” I replied.

My sister looked at me in horror.

I assured her that I do, in fact, own an over the shoulder boulder holder. However, pebbles would describe my chest more accurately than boulders.

My bras resemble the training bras you would expect a preteen to be wearing before puberty hit with full force.

I would like a big girl bra, I really would. At 32 years old, I am well past puberty.

So far as I can discern, a real bra is one with an under-wire and padding. Therein lies the problem.

The way a “real” bra works is that your breasts lay in the padded cups and over the under-wire. The weight of your ample flesh holds the bra in place.

Well, my mosquito bites are far from ample. Lifting my arms while wearing a “real” bra, results in its relocating itself halfway up my boobs. The under-wire happily finding itself directly on top of my nipples.

If you ever see me sticking my hand up my shirt, I am not fondling myself. I am returning my perverted bra to its intended position.

So why did I buy two “real” bras while we were out?

Well, they were so pretty and soft. They were on sale and they actually had my size. Also, to be quite honest, you can see my high-beams right through my “training” bras. They may be small, but when they stand salute, my girls draw plenty of attention.

The Female Equivalant of Ski Bum is NOT Ski Bunny

February 2, 2010

The Blue Square Betty vs. The All Mountain Maven

– She is wearing an outfit from head to toe, matching at every layer.
– She has a grease stain on her shoulder and a hole patched with duct tape on her pants.

– Bought new boots to match her skis.
– Bought new boots because she packed her old ones out half way though last season.

– Hopes the boys will notice her.
– Hopes the boys can keep up with her.

– Looks pretty at Apre Ski.
– Looks hot on the hill.

– She has pretty hair.
– She has scratches on her helmet.

– Thinks power straps are for carrying her boots.
– Thinks power straps are her most important “buckle”.

– Collects lift tickets.
– Collects season passes.

– Asks her friends to wait for her on a powder day.
– There are no friends on a powder day!

– Comes in from a powder day looking like she has been abused. She looks scary with all that mascara running down her checks.
– Comes in from a powder day looking like she has just had sex. She is glowing and can’t wipe the perma grin off her face!

– She knows about avalanches. You wake up with a mean hangover if you drink too many.
– She has her own avi gear, and she knows how to use it.

There are two scenarios that will bring these two women together in more than just passing. An accident on the hill or a ski lesson. In both instances the ski bum will be the one in uniform.

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November 13, 2009

Banana Chocolate Crepes

September 21, 2009
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Banana Chocolate Crepes

Banana Chocolate Crepes

WHAT I FOUND IN THE KITCHEN-

CREPES (makes 4-5 crepes)
1 cup Bob’s Red Mill, GF All Purpose Baking Flour
1 egg
1 cup water
pinch of salt

FILLING/TOPPING
2 bananas, sliced
2 TBS dark chocolate, finely grated
agave
vanilla yoghurt or ice cream

WEAPON OF CHOICE- panini maker

1. Heat and oil your panini maker or non-stick pan. Use med/high heat or about 350 degrees. Pour the crepe mixture onto the oiled surface, the amount you use for each crepe will depend on how large you want them to be. I make mine about 8-10 inches in diameter. Cook for 4-5 minutes on one side, seriously. Flip the crepe over, sprinkle with a little chocolate. Put bananas on one half of the crepe, drizzle with a tiny bit of agave and then fold the other half over the top (like an omelette). Cook 3 minutes and then flip it so the other half cooks too.

2. Repeat for all crepes.

3. Place the filled crepes on plates. Top with sliced bananas, sprinkle with chocolate, drizzle with a little agave and add a dollop of yoghurt or ice cream!

Spinach Crepes

September 21, 2009
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spinach-crepes
WHAT I FOUND IN THE KITCHEN-

CREPES (makes 4-5 crepes)
1 cup Bob’s Red Mill, GF All Purpose Baking Flour
1 egg
1 cup water
pinch of salt

FILLING
1 package frozen spinach, defrosted
1 large zucchini, grated
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/4 cup coconut milk
pepper to taste

WEAPON OF CHOICE- panini maker

1. Mix together all the ingredients for the crepes. Let it sit while you make everything else.

2. Squeeze the excess water out of the spinach.

3. In a pot over medium heat cook the zucchini and spinach. When they have cooked down (about 8 minutes) add the rest of the ingredients. Continue to cook for another 8-10 minutes.

4. Heat and oil your panini maker or non-stick pan. Use med/high heat or about 350 degrees. Pour the crepe mixture onto the oiled surface, the amount you use for each crepe will depend on how large you want them to be. I make mine about 8-10 inches in diameter. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, seriously. If you try to flip these things too soon you will end up with a mess.

5. Fill each crepe with a portion of the filling. Roll them up and serve. I made mine “as you go”. You could also put them in a baking dish at this point and heat them in the oven.

I would have loved to top these with some lightly curried plain yoghurt!

Buffalo Tri-Tip

September 21, 2009
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Buffalo Tri-Tip

Buffalo Tri-Tip

WHAT I FOUND IN THE KITCHEN-

1 lb buffalo tri-tip, sliced in to strips
1/4 cup tamari
1 TBS oil + 1 TBS for cooking
2 tsp agave syrup
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp dried parsley
pepper to taste

WEAPON OF CHOICE- wok

1. Slice your buffalo

2 Mix all the other ingredients in large Tupperware container with a well sealing lid. Add the meat to the marinade. Close the lid and shake the whole thing to coat the meat in marinade.

3. Let the meat marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
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4. Heat up your wok with 1 TBS oil. Add the meat and marinade. Don’t over cook the buffalo, it is best medium-rare.

I served this with a brown/wild rice mix, steamed watercress and zucchini. It was really tasty! Don’t be tempted to add salt, the tamari is plenty salty on its own!!!