Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Yeah dude! I got some seeds and soil for my b-day and now I'm growing herbs! I got some cilantro, basil, chives, rosemary, mint, and oregano. I can't wait until they get big enough to use for cooking!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

sudoku: a new love

I decided to do the sudoku from the newspaper a couple of weeks ago because I had already finished the other puzzles. I never wanted to get into sudoku because everyone else raves about it-so you know- I have to be different. But I tried it anyways and now I'm slightly addicted! 
you can print them off the web at


Well in case you didin't know, I've never really been able to cook. I mean- I could make macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, and the typical stuff, but that was about it. But lately I've been experimenting a little more, and getting a lot better. In fact, I'm pretty impressed with my new skills. I DO have to say that I owe some of the new-found-talent to my some of my talented friends who have helped me out.. (Natalie, Maria, Amber,Alyssa- props.).. but mostly I have my subscription to reall simple to thank. Oh- and of course my online pals martha stewert and rachael ray.
Anyways. I thought I would share with you some of the stuff I've been cooking in the recent months.
Here is a list of some of my favs:
Ginger chicken with brown rice
Steak and soy with wasabi mashed potatoes
Black bean soup with chicken (natalie's concoction)
Orzo with zuchinni, tomatoes, olives and basil
Tortellini soup with chicken tomato and thyme
Bifanas with fried onions (this is portuguese)
Brussel sprouts with warm lemon vinagrette
Shrimp scampi with tomato and spinach
Roast beef sanwiches with avacado and cilantro
Pork loin wrapped with bacon with mushroom sauce
Home-made lemon sorbet
baked bananna with warm chocolate sauce (this one's low fat!)
Natas (another portuguese one.. but really Tiago made most of it)