May

13

Pre-ride Oatmeal with
Maple Brown Butter Apricots

  I am a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast. For years I ate Luna bars forbreakfast. That was all. One singular Luna bar–and a cup of coffee. Then, from about 2007-2009, I was all about Kashi GoLean cereal. Starting in 2010, and for the three years following, I ate oatmeal. Old fashioned oats, […]

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Apr

17

Cumin Spiced Chickpeas and Carrots
with Couscous

So where were we? Oh yeah, we moved. And it was just as stressful as I thought it would be and then some. I told JB I’m not doing that again for another 2-3 years! WHEW! We’re settling in and left with the fun part–making it our home by buying furniture and hanging art work. Life […]

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Mar

25

Thyme Roast Chicken with
Root Vegetables and Pears

Well, long time no see, eh blog world? It’s not that I haven’t been thinking of you. Oh no, quite the contrary. I have thought of you constantly–what should my next post be? What photos will I take? When will I find the time to take them, edit them, post them and then write some […]

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Feb

18

Self-medicating with chocolate

  It’s snowing in Chicago. Again. I’m sorry, I’m sure this news is boring you. It’s certainly boring me. Well, not so much boring as making me horribly depressed and unmotivated. Sigh. I did just get back from vacation to a very warm location: the Philippines. It was 80+ degrees and the feeling of the […]

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Jan

27

Coconut Curry Vegetable Soup

It’s been cold here in Chicago. Like really cold. We have had snow on the ground at varying amounts since early December. At most we have had two feet and on average about four to six inches. While I know the Polar Vortex has been affecting large parts of the United States, it does seem […]

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Jan

03

Fresh Start

Here I sit with a glass of champagne, still carbonated though we opened it almost 48 hours ago. What? It would be a shame to pour it out. Why do we even have left over Champagne? I don’t know! I mean, we had plenty to celebrate–JB proposed! It was a perfect way to ring in […]

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Nov

26

Musette #2

Three days racing in Iowa City, one weekend at home, and then another three days back in Iowa for Thanksgiving has given me very little time to take photos for the blog. And sometimes I take photos of the cooking process but the end result doesn’t always come out picture perfect. But we’re still eating! […]

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Nov

11

Spicy Garlic Vegetable Soup

Two weeks ago, I got hit with the flu. I saw it coming and it wasn’t at all a surprise when early Monday morning, at 1:15 am to be exact, I woke up with a very sore throat. So sore, it hurt to swallow. I didn’t get much sleep that night, repeatedly waking up at […]

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Oct

08

Butternut Squash Pasta Toss

Everyone is going pumpkin crazee! Seriously. It’s like, the temperature drops, the leaves start turning, no wait, the leaves are not even changing colors and yet there is a line out the door of your local Starbucks full of handwringing, mouth salivating crazed patrons waiting to order a grande PSL. The PSL, for those of […]

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Oct

01

Musette #1

A couple of weeks ago JB and I went to Wisconsin to race the Trek CXC Cup. This UCI event did a great job of filling the gap left by the demise of the USGP, Sun Prairie. It was a fun weekend of racing (and yes, some podiums) on a really fun course! And that’s […]

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