Life Musings....

Four inch stilettos and Extra Dirrrrrty Ketel One Vodka Martini's is how I roll. My weekly knitting and yoga sessions help me to balance my fashionista alter ego- because let's face it...... being fabulous is hard ass work.....

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New Day...

A New Day has come...
Originally uploaded by ***TR.iPod
Admittedly for the past few weeks I have been feeling kinda "lost". I am in a postion to make big things happen for myself but it's going to take a big leap of confidence to see it through. A bigger leap then I think I might be willing to take. Sometimes I just have to remember to take a minute or two to just stop and focus and have faith that all the pieces will fall into place.

Just Breathe....Focus...and have the confidence that the best is yet to come.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The girl within...

Mirror Mirror
Originally uploaded by Sgt. Gooch
So let's face it....besides her meteroic rise to fame in the long lost epiosodes of Party of Five, Jennifer Love Hewitt isn't winning any Emmys. Though apparently now she (and every other D list actress) can add author to her resume. I happened to see this quote from her new book "The Day I Shot Cupid" in today's Express paper on the way into work and I must say that this is a motto that I myself even live by...and try to pass onto others.

"...there is still so much more I need to know about myself before I can completely give the perfect version of me to someone."

Thanks JLH you have just validated what I have been preaching all along...and given me the best idea ever...I SHOULD WRITE A BOOK !!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Little Things

What in the world ?!?! how did ONE WHOLE YEAR go by without me even blinking. Hmmm...guess i will just start this fresh and give you two of my favorite things...OF COURSE they are from London- because I think I am happiest there of all places...and I could use a dose of happy right about now.
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Fragrance. Smelling this reminds me of being in love all the time, summer in the park and all the small things that seem so insignificant at the time but make you smile and laugh hours later.

Royal Blend Strong Tea. Just a cup of this (with a dash of milk) makes me want to pack up residence and move across the pond. Not a bad idea actually....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

fish. it's whats for dinner.

(stock photo from Serious Eats)

Last night I made the following recipe for dinner.

Overall I was really happy with how well the dish turned out- my suggestions/revisions are listed below.

I liked using the foil packet which made the cleanup super easy (I have also read that parchment paper could be used as well). I also liked how the house didn't smell "fishy" but instead the aroma of the shallots and thyme was prevelent but not overwhelming.

Revisions to Ingredient List:
- I basically doubled the recipe to account for 4+ servings (about a pound and a half of fish)
- 2 shallots
- 1 16oz can of diced tomotoes (basil seasoned)
- one jar of olives (halved and whole pieces)

Suggestions for Future preparation:
- I would saute the shallots, thyme and olives prior to putting on the fish to release some of the flavor (tomatoes could also be added to the saute though not necessary if using the canned variety)
- To add a little heat to the dish, I would heat some chili flakes in the olive oil prior to putting on the fish
- Definitly season the fish prior to baking (and putting the topping mixture on) with salt and pepper

Red Snapper with Tomatoes and Olives Baked in Foil- serves 2 -

3 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 shallot, diced
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 six-ounce red snapper fillets
10 Kalamata olives, pitted, havled

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Take a sheet of aluminum foil that is at least 18 inches long. In the middle pour 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the red snapper fillets skin side down. Pile on the tomatoes, shallot, thyme, and olives over the fillets. Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with the other tablespoon of olive.

2. Fold the aluminum foil up around the around the fish, creating a tight pouch. Set on a baking sheet in the oven. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

3. Carefully unfold the aluminum foil. Transfer fish and all the juices to a plate. Serve with white rice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

Live your life.

Originally uploaded by !borghetti
Always live your life like a rockstar - and believe that you are too cool to live it any other way.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

back to the future.

time spiral
Originally uploaded by strange_wax
I was watching tele the other day and a random quote got me thinking about things....

It was simply " I wish I could go back and change chunks of my life".

Would I be a better person had I done things differently during certain periods of my life? Sure I have regrets about the way somethings went down in the past but I suppose that learning from my mistakes has made me the person I am today....I can only hope to continue to grow and make the best of the times to come.