I've always loved to run, and in the past I ran distance and killed enormous hills. I developed my endurance with an interval training technique.

Interval Training and 3 Day Detox

Have you heard of interval training? I’ve always loved to run, and in the past I ran distance and killed enormous hills.  When I was living in Roatan, I began running from the marina in Parrot Tree Plantation up the hill to the main road.  It was brutal. On the very first day, I was … Read more

Learning As I Go

 Lately, I’ve been feeling a little more Mommy Guilt than usual. Aside from the blog that I keep promising to update more frequently, I’m writing for a living. Articles that should take an hour end up taking 3 because I can only focus on the computer in 15 minute bursts between, “Mommy look at this.” … Read more

How He Met My Mother

How He Met My Mother

It always shocks me that I’ve known my Dad for 43 years now, and there are still things I don’t know about him. Stories I haven’t heard. Recently, he shared one such story. As a bit of background, Dad was born in England and then lived in Belfast, Ireland, where my Grandfather was headmaster at … Read more

gluten free gingerbread cookie recipe

gluten free gingerbread cookie recipe

Starting new traditions with a gluten free gingerbread cookie recipe. Dec 2010 was V’s first Christmas and Trader Joe’s had these fantastic huge gingerbread cookies for .99 that came with frosting and sprinkles.  She had such a great time decorating it (and herself) in her highchair.  I hoped that they would sell them every year … Read more

Eggnog Ice Cream (No-Cook) Recipe

‘Tis The Season to find eggnog in the dairy section of every store.  Before I even have my first sip of this classic holiday beverage, I begin fantasizing about eggnog ice cream.  I keep the ice cream maker in the freezer, and this recipe doesn’t require cooking so I don’t have to wait too long. … Read more

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Beets

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Beets

Roasted brussels sprouts and beets are a great side dish for any meal, or can turn a salad into a main course. I picked up a bag of great looking brussels sprouts at Costco the other day, along with a bag of golden beets, which I had never tried before. My favorite way to prepare … Read more