Online Dating Horror Story #2: Way Too Hairy

One of my most memorable – and bizarre – online dating stories was also one of my first attempts to meet a nice man after my divorce....more


I got a vitamix a little less than a year ago.  I really had no intention of spending that amount of money on a blender.  I have always dabbled in the smoothie arena making them occasionally over the years.  However I had the standard kitchen aid blender that I got as a wedding gift.  It was great then and had always done exactly what I needed – make the occasional smoothie, frozen beverage, and gazpacho in the summer, so when it died last spring I thought nothing of it....more

No Bake Chocolate Truffles

After experimenting with these raw brownies and loving them, I was really excited about trying other raw recipes.  And as much as I loved the brownies, I love these even more!  They are simple to make and eat!  The dates give them a natural sweetness along with lots of fiber.  And we need fiber to maintain good health so it's important to eat these!  I took them to work too and no one could believe they were healthy so we'll call th...more

Date Ball Recipe

  I've been searching for a healthy snack to serve with tea and to nibble on while sitting in front of the computer without feeling too guilty and hit upon these delicious date balls....more

Caramel Apple Crisp


Date-Filled Cookies


Chocolate Coconut Larabars

fter reading a great article in Eating Well Magazine  on Phthalates being absorbed into our bodies through packaged food, I have tried to limit my consumption of these types of convenience foods.  Phthalates are environmental estrogens and may contribute to risk of breast and other cancers....more
Thanks for this. Heading over to your blog to get the recipe :)more

Apple and Date Compote with Greek Yogurt

For someone who doesn't have much of an appreciation for dates, I have to say that this recipe may have converted me! I don't know what inspired me to try this combo, but whatever it was, I am SO thankful (and my son is too!). When the compote was just about done I snuck a taste and realized that it was VERY sweet (almost too sweet for ME, if that's possible!) I personally though that it needed something tart to balance out the sweetness. Though the lemon zest is "optional" in this recipe I do suggest you add some as it really balances out the flavours of the compote....more

Jury Duty-Ugh

Blog DirectoryLately I've been paying for beers, going to the toilet to pour them out, going back to my friends pretending that I drank my beer so fast back there that I'm really loaded, then calling up to my parents saying that I really am trying to save money. Felt guilty for eating a hamburger while watching a couple try fried worms in Namibia, Africa on House Hunters International while I wrote back to a date; "no. Don't charge anything for watching a friend’s cat for 3 weeks. Cats are great....more

Distant dates

Distances and dates He studied in Boston, I studied in Athens. Not Athens , Georgia but ...Athens, Greece! If it was Athens, Georgia it wouldn't have been a problem, tickets are cheap there. But holly Mary, the transatlantic journey was e x p e n s i v e! I would have to travel to NY first and then on to Boston alone and the only transatlantic journey i had done until then when to my aunt's house two blocks down the street. Family amore funding was out of the question , even amore was questionable. So, I had to work....more