January 24, 2009
This February marks the 5 year anniversary for Tom Douglas' and Thierry Rautureau's radio show In The Kitchen with Tom and Thierry on Kiro 710 AM or 97.3 FM. Tom Douglas is a famous Northwest chef who owns several great restaurants. Thierry Rautureau is the owner of Rovers and is also known as the Chef in the Hat. Thierry also has several episodes showcasing other local chefs on Comcast On Demand for those of you who subscribe to Comcast. My husband and I love their radio show and look forward to listening to it on Saturday afternoons while running errands.
On a side note, Kiro's entire weekend line up is pretty great! On Saturdays, we wake up to Gardening with Ciscoe hosted by Ciscoe Morris, ooo lala! At 1pm Bob Brinker gives great investment and money advice on the Moneytalk. In the Kitchen, our favorite, starts at 4pm with Tom and Thierry. Ending with re-runs of Luke Burbank's, Too Beautiful to Live or TBTL for those of us in the know. On Sundays we crack up to Bill Handel's Handel on the Law. I don't think there is a talk show host who has less patience with his guests than Bill! If you are ever running around on the weekend, turn your dial to Kiro and check out these great shows! Click on http://www.mynorthwest.com/ for more information.
Back to Tom and Thierry! As I said earlier, my husband and I love listening to the show. One of my favorite segments is Ask the Chef. This is when listeners call in to get advice on what to cook for dinner. Tom and Thierry always give great ideas and make it all sound yummy. The wine pairing segment with Michael Teer of Pike and Western Wine Shop is always great too. Nothings better than listening to the three of them argue over the best wine to serve with the dish of the week.
The show is celebrating their anniversary with an event held at the Palace Ballroom on Saturday February 7th from 4 to 8pm. Listeners have until January 31st to submit dishes that Tom and Thierry will judge at the event. Tickets are $20 dollars for admission and include a taste of the winners dishes, a glass of wine, anniversary cake, prizes and festivities galore! Here is a link for more information.
It might just have to be an early Valentines celebration for my husband and me! Cheers to Tom and Thierry and here is to 5 more years!
January 23, 2009
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January 13, 2009
If you are like me and dread going to your mailbox for fear of all the junk mail and catalogs you receive, you will love this website, www.catalogchoice.org.
Catalog Choice is a free online service that allows you to search for catalogs that you receive and choose the frequency of mailings that you prefer. How great is that?!
There are definitely some catalogs that I do not know how I got on the mailing list to begin with and no longer want to receive. There are many others that I enjoy receiving but may only want seasonal updates.
Two other great features:
- You can add as many names to your account as you need. This is great for those of us who were recently married and changed our last names. I receive at least three catalogs addressed to both my maiden and married last name.
- You can add as many addresses to your account as you need. I definitely receive catalogs at the office that I also receive at home. How does this happen?!?
January 12, 2009
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January 9, 2009
So the next time you are craving homemade chicken soup, give this one a try. You won't be disappointed!
January 4, 2009
When I was pregnant and didn't know Ozzie's gender, I was seriously considering a black and white nursery for a little girl. I would have used the wall paper above (although I'm secretly scared of wall paper).
I'm still day dreaming of my black and white room, hence the black and white blog layout. I just love the look but I must admit I don't really have the guts or the style to pull it off. Maybe when I get my dream house? Until then here's to dreaming...
Ever since I decorated Ozzie's room with vintage football posters, I've been obsessed with vintage art, especially vintage postcards. They are so cute and you can do anything with them. I want to frame them, create a collage on my wall, pin one on a memory board, use them in a scrapbook. Not that I have a scrapbook, I barely have time to blog let alone create a scrapbook.
Anyway you can imagine my delight when I received my Williams-Sonoma catalog and saw the vintage postcard wreath for Valentines Day. Oh the joy!!
It's too cute- I need two!
January 3, 2009
I just spent $140 for a week's worth of groceries and thought I have to blog about the cost of organic food. Feeding my family organic food is truly giving them the gift of health but really does it always have to be double the cost of the pesticide and hormone filled food?!
When I'm really watching our budget, I at least shop with the Organic Dirty Dozen in mind. The Organic Dirty Dozen is the list of the 12 foods most contaminated with pesticide residue.
Although my list is really a bakers dozen plus one for good measure because I also include dairy and meat. Organic Dirty Dozen- Learn it, love it, live by it!
I've been inspired by so many great blogs, I had to start one of my own. I figure it will be a good creative outlet for me and there isn't a better time to start than the New Year. Plus I like the idea of sharing all the crazy thoughts that swirl around in my head.
Since Ozzie is the inspiration for this blog, he will be the main focus. But this new mommy may just throw caution to the wind and add a post or two of my favorite things.
We had a wonderful first Christmas with Ozzie. Oscar helped him unwrap his presents and Ozzie loved tearing the wrapping paper. Of course he enjoyed eating the wrapping paper too! In fact he loved eating everything that morning since everything he touched made it to his mouth. What an amazing feeling it is watching your baby experience his first Christmas.
Ozzie learns something new and grows so much everyday, we never want to be away from him for fear of missing something. His latest skill is growling, which he does day and night. His personality is starting to show and I think he will be quite the ham. He loves making us laugh and we happily oblige.
Parenthood is still the hardest thing I've ever done but it's also the most rewarding and amazing experience. Looking at Ozzie and knowing he's a little piece of Oscar and a little piece of me is surreal. To steal a quote from one of my favorite movies, Steel Magnolias, "He's a little piece of immortality with Oscar's good looks and my sense of style!"