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Get ready for the new Arts Season in Columbus!!! So excited!
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The lastest CPG—some thorniness.
Emily Cooks: Sun-dried tomato pasta
from Everyday Italian I don’t, in general, like pesto. But I love sun-dried tomatoes. So when I saw this recipe in my copy of Everyday Italian, I thought, why not? It was a good call. Oh my, friends. This is a good meal. DEFINITELY heed this note: While the pasta cooks, scoop out a good 3/4 c.-1 c. of pasta water, and use it to dilute the pesto. This will make it much more...
Simple Woman's Daybook--August 30, 2011
Outside (Panera’s) window….sun is setting, it’s a beautiful evening once again. We’ve had a really nice run of almost-fall days and nights where I can sleep with my windows open. This makes me really happy. Sadly it will get warmer on W-Th-F. I’m ready for fall. I am thinking…that I’m really irritated that my internet was cut off 10 days before my move....
Because my internet provider is dumb, my internet was accidentally disconnected many days before my move. I won’t get it back till Friday. Until then I have VERY limited internet, which will mostly be reserved for post-work blog fests at Panera or on my lunch break at wifi locations around Columbus. This makes me really irritable. Very irritable. The plus side is I got $100 for all the...
Updates and such
A few news and notes from the beautiful calmness that is central Ohio today. Prayers to all my friends/relatives on the east coast—there’s quite a few of them—and I hope you are all staying safe! I’m also thinking about the OBX, which is one of the most gorgeous places ever, and I hope everyone there is OK. :( I want to come visit you next summer! In the world of my...
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The latest CPG for your edification. :)
Emily Cooks: Roasting tomatoes for cold storage
I’m using this recipe. Once they’re done, they’ll go in the freezer for an hour to chill and then into baggies. I only did six this time. Pics once they’re out.
Late summer provides an absolute bounty of local food in central Ohio, especially with the good growing season we’ve had (it was scary in the beginning, with all the rain, but the heat and occasional rain has helped here). The local farmers’ markets are just overflowing with beautiful produce. In a nod to “get while the getting’s good”, I’ve been stocking up on...
Emily Cooks: Shrimp fra Diavolo
from Giada de Laurentiis’ Everyday Italian I love cooking with shrimp. It’s fast and easy and always good! Today’s edition to my shrimp repertoire: Shrimp fra Diavolo (essentially, “Devil shrimp.”) It’s hot, spicy, and fast! Try it soon! 1 lb. large (jumbo) shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tsp. salt, plus more to taste 1 tsp. dried crushed red pepper...
Daybook--August 22, 2011
Outside my window… It’s a beautiful day. Mid to upper 70s, breezy, glorious blue sky. Loving it. I am thinking… That there is more. Packing. I am thankful for…. My job; my family; time with far-flung friends; today’s weather From the kitchen… It’s all Everyday Italian this week. Tonight: Shrimp Fra Diavolo; T: pasta with sun-dried tomato pesto; W: chicken piccata Th:...
Tips for singers « stagelessons →
My newest post from the theater blog. :)
(or…not….) Yeah, looking like that would’ve made for a better night last night. Because it was sleep study night! Now, I’ve slept in a lot of hospitals in my life, and this was a lot like that, except marginally more uncomfortable, due to the stuff I was attached to all night. And there were no nurses coming in and taking vitals, so it probably all evened out,...
Penguins Employees and Local Community Take Pride... →
Love to see this kind of stuff. Not just winners on the ice!
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Outlander and Catholicism. :)
Emily Cooks: Shore-Roasted Tomatoes and...
Stay with me here. Tomatoes? And blueberries? Are you kidding me? No. These are so, so good. They are especially good if, like me, you have access to local tomatoes. The SMELL of the tomatoes alone made me want to eat them like apples, roasting be damned. But I am also pretty sure that the fresh wonderfulness of them added to the luscious end result. Here is the recipe. Really, the Old Bay is...
So today I had a blood draw avec the port. There’s really nothing better in life than starting your day with the taste of saline in your mouth. (Severe. Sarcasm. Here.) Anyway, we’re checking my prograf level to make sure it’s doing OK on the 1 mg AM and 0.5 mg PM cocktail we’ve got going on now. And we want to check some vitamin levels again, just for fun....
Dominican Simple Profession →
The homily from the Simple Profession Mass. SO excellent.
Weekend Rewind XII
Technically my weekend is still going (took tomorrow off so I could go to BR. H’s simple profession), but here’s some of it. Sat.: Clips, then had lunch w/ my sister at O’Charley’s, which was a good time. Saw some friends of the family and had a bit of a chat before we left. Then I went home to pack more for Cincy, and watched Beauty and the Beast before Mass at 5:00....
Emily's Summer Road Adventures Part I
So, today I did something cool—I began my own road trip. OK, yes, Cincinnati from where I live ain’t much of a road trip, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. To be more specific: I’ve always wanted to travel somewhere, stay in a hotel by myself, and generally enjoy it. I’ve never done this. Sure, I’ve flown alone, etc., but that was always with...
How do you solve a problem like… « stagelessons →
Newest post from Da Theater Blog. :)
Seven Quick Takes Friday--Vol. XI
I. Well this has been sort of an up-and-down week. Monday was my annual testing day, which lead to some angst. Some of this is being resolved—we’re playing with different meds, to see if that helps with the fatigue aspect of things. I’m hoping it does, although I think I’ve come tot he conclusion that all statins have fairly awful side effects. I’m hoping the new one...
I am looking forward to getting my hands on this. :) phantomloveneverdies: On Thursday Sept 15th, the 8pm performance of Love Never Dies at the Regent Theatre will be filmed for worldwide release on DVD.
Book lovers will understand me, and they will know too, that part of the...– Jan Morris (via prettybooks)
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave...– Anatole France (via whyemilywhy)
How to improve a bad day...
Make carbonara. It makes everything happy.
Head, meet wall
OK, normally, I don’t rant about my body in public. I am used to it doing weird things after 28 years and I just sort of take it in stride. But I have reached the end of my “endurance of pointless testing” rope, so it’s time to rant. For most of my life I have been a very good patient. I do what people tell me to do, even if I think it’s sort of dumb. Well, I dunno,...
Your Nutritionista: 10 Things You Can Do Right Now... →
nutritionista: Stop being all or nothing about working out. Just give yourself 20 minutes to kick some booty and you’re done! If you need to, set a timer and just MOVE for 15-20 solid minutes. It can be enough. Banish sweetened drinks from your vocabulary. I don’t care if it’s “100%” juice or a “healthy”…
The Simple Woman's Daybook--August 8, 2011
Feast of St. Dominic Outside my window…sunny, breezy and warm. It’s actually pretty nice. :) In the CD player…CD I made of Josh’s concert set; on the home CD player, The Woman In White. Totally underrated musical. The score is beautiful. I am wearing…a gray heather skirt, and a coral tank top. I am grateful for…childhood memories. I am reading…The...
The Dark Knight Rises (2012): Heinz Field Bane... →
Yesterday’s action at Heinz Field. With pics!
heartonmysleevex3 asked: Did you see Josh Groban tonight in Columbus Ohio?? I was there too!! :) wasn't he AMAZING!?!?
'Batman' reunites Cowher, Steelers →
To make this even MORE awesome, Cowher is back! Coaching the, um, “Gotham” football team. The sweetness level keeps rising.
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For serious?!?!?! More awesomeness!!
This is who I spent Friday night with: OK, in case you can’t tell (because I was sitting sort of far and couldn’t zoom in close enough), that’s Josh Groban. Yeah I went to his concert. It was fantastic. Euphoric. Really awesome. The set list was essentially “Emily’s favorite Josh songs”. (Except for one, but that’s OK!) It was a pretty awesome way...
Dress 1 or Dress 2?
Today I got a $15 gift certificate to Shabby Apple! So now I need your help deciding which dress to get (next month….not immediately). Dress 1: Or Dress 2?: What say you? Go here to see them in more detail, plus the rest of the collection!
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in... →