Thursday, May 29, 2008

Awaiting my new AeroGarden! I am an EBAY freak!

Okay, I must really have a obsessive personality because once I get hooked on something (like blogging) I really get hooked! Secretly, I am completely and utterly in love with bidding, yes bidding, Ebay is my favorite site! Well yesterday I had an exciting trip to Gales Nursery in Cleveland, Ohio, where I spotted the coolest kitchen appliance! It's called the AeroGarden. I had seen this on TV commericals, but to see it in person was just too cool. Here's a picture of it, this picture is from Ebay since I have not recieved mine yet:

Post a comment if you have used this item or are interested in knowing more about it. Once I get this item I will also post my own experiences with it! Yeah!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My Day at the DAN Doctor (Preventative Medicine)

Okay, I am totally on a health kick now! I went to see a DAN doctor and have found how horrible most of the foods are for us (not like I didn't know it but it is always confirming when a MD tells you). So I cut out white flours, carbs, refined sugars, processed food and everything else we sell here in America. I also have banned high fructose corn syrup from my home! (For those of you that watch The View, you know Whoopi disagrees as well!) I am searching out recipes with healthy ingredients such as whole wheat flour, buckwheat flour, wheat germ etc. If anyone comes across any please post! I will also post any great recipes I find as well. I watched a video at the Dr.'s and they mentioned a baking cookbook called Sugar- Free Cookbook Sweet Foods but No Sugar by: Janet Horlsey.

Book Description: In these days of health consciousness most people know that refined sugars are fattening, cause tooth decay, and have almost no nutritional value- the problem is we keep right on liking them anyway. Janet Horsley has a solution to this problem: sweets that are sweet without refined sugar. contains more than 100 recipes for cakes biscuits puddings and desserts-all of them sweetened naturally with fruit juices carob spices honey coconut molasses or malt extract. (Amazon website)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

recipe courtsy of

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Calories: 326
Fat: 5.3g
more information on the website

1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup flour
4 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup marsala wine
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon
lemon juice
1/2 cup
mushroom, sliced (fresh or canned)
1 tablespoon
fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
1Mix together pepper, salt, and flour. Coat chicken with seasoned flour.

2In heavy-bottomed skillet, heat oil. Place chicken breasts in skillet and brown on both sides, then remove and set aside.
3To skillet, add wine and stir until heated. Add juice, stock, and mushrooms. Stir, reduce heat, and cook for about 10 minutes, until sauce is partially reduced.
4Return browned chicken breasts to skillet. Spoon sauce over chicken.
5Cover and cook for about 5–10 minutes or until chicken is done.
6Serve sauce over chicken. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired.


For all of you out there who would rather watch the movie then read the book, here is a link to watch the movie released Feb. 08 online for free! I must be honest though, the book is much better!
I would watch version #5 or #10.

This is a wonderful, can't put down book! I give it 4 stars, (that would be out of five).

The story begins in the early days of Henry VIII during his marriage to Queen Katherine of Aragon. Gregory does a wonderful job of portraying Henry in his early years as a kind, loving husband and wonderful king. Gregory also paints a clear picture of what court life was like and how society looked upon women and family status. The trouble began in Henry's court when the realization that Queen Katherine would not bear Henry an heir became known to all who surrounded themselves with the court life. Scandals, plots and manipulation began to arise between the Boleyn family and King Henry. The Boleyn family was bound and determined to get an heir from one of the beautiful and attractive Boleyn girls, Mary and Anne, which in turn, would place the Boleyn family at the top of the ranks as well as lead them to the throne one day. The scandals and plots led the family not the throne but to the tower and then to the block.
This intense, twisted story is so captivating that I could not put the book down. I love books where the end is hard to predict, and with the story Gregory placed so many twists and turns I found myself unable to even guess what was going to happen next. I sat reading this book for four days and finally finished with a tear in my eye and the keys to my car in my hand, Barnes and Noble here I come..... Next, The Boleyn Inheritance...


Okay recently I relocated from Florida, where I spent the last 10 years, graduating from high school, college, getting married to a wonderful man and then I returned home to Ohio. I know what your thinking, why in the world would you do that? That seems to be the most popular question of anyone I run into these days. Well I figured family is more important than a nice tan. Anyways, I decided not to continue my career path in teaching; I needed a long deserved break, but I did want a part time job to get me out of the house. Can you believe I applied anywhere and everywhere and I could not find a job!! Finally after 4 long months I finally hooked a job at a beauty store in the mall making $7.50/hour. I think my career path may turn back to teaching! I spent four years in college to end up working in a stock room, giving the change the register tells me, and rubbing customers hands while trying to sell them product that I don't even like. So my question I ask myself today is "to be or not to be?" I would rather not.

Monday, May 12, 2008

My new hobby!

Okay, I totally thought this blog thing was annoying at first, but then I sat for a few hours on my sisters "award winning blog" (she's really good at this stuff) and I began thinking that this may be interesting to do. So now I have a new hobby, blogging! So for all you anti-bloggers out there, come and join the fun. Enjoy!

If you are interested in viewing Adventures of an Orthodox mom check out this link