Sharpen Your Cooking Skills in Newport!

February 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

Jake Rojas, Mary Weaver, and Dave

Jake Rojas, Mary Weaver, and Dave

Looking for a fun night out surrounded by like-minded foodies?  Check out Newport Cooks!

I’ve personally attended four Newport Cooks classes and not only have I had a blast at each one, but I’ve definitely left with a few great take-aways for my kitchen.  A few weeks ago, I interviewed Mary Weaver, owner of Newport Cooks. Here is my interview (paraphrased) with her along with some of my own commentary.

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Coaching My Family

February 20, 2013 § Leave a comment

My parents celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary last year… I let them have dessert on that day ☺

My parents celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary last year… I let them have dessert on that day ☺

As I sat down to write this blog, my intention was to make the point that no matter how old you are, you can still grow and transform old habits.  I wanted to convey that it’s never to late to begin a new way of doing something no matter how long you’ve been doing it one particular way.  To illustrate this, I wanted to share a story of how I helped my parents revamp their food habits.
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Winter Slaw

February 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Not really in the mood for a run of the mill green salad in the middle of winter?  Then you should definitely try this winter slaw recipe.

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Off-Season Pleasures

February 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

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View from the Cliff Walk in Newport at Forty Steps.

My husband and I feel incredibly grateful to live in beautiful Newport, RI which also happens to be a top tourist destination. But, I will admit, the summer crowds can start to get old come September.  Thankfully, the spring and fall provide beautiful weather without the crowds. I also find the quite winter months to be especially nice.

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Rediscovering a Healthy Habit

February 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Hiking in Wyoming

January was my first month back at early morning (5:15am early) Boot Camp sessions at Pulse in Newport after 4 months off.

Why did I take a break?  This is a good question if you understand how much of a fitness nut I am.

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Winter Body Butter

February 5, 2013 § 2 Comments

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Clove Body Butter

I may be alone in this feeling, but I’ll share it anyway….

I really like winter.  While most people are counting down the days until spring, I enjoy the quiet and slower-paced months of January and February.  I feel that Mother Nature gives me permission this time of year to slow down, and enjoy things like warming soups, candles, and staying inside to study.

I do look forward to the longer days of spring and summer, but I really do appreciate winter for being, well, winter.

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