Monday, June 18, 2012

Get That Grill Going

If you look at the calendar, you will know it is time to get the grill out. I will admit that Martin and I have not touched ours (except to rake leaves and apples from behind it) in about two years.

But my cousin Mike Vrobel* aka DadCooksDinner is visiting from Ohio, and just one look at his cooking blog and his new book on Rotisserie grilling has me salivating!

Since we recently returned from Germany, where I learned that I do in fact like sauerkraut, Mike's Pan Grilled Bratwurst and Sauerkraut speaks to me immediately, as does the recipe for Grilled Mahi-Mahi Fish Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw.

I look forward to delving deeper into Mike's blog to look for further grilling inspiration.




*My oldest cousin, the one famous for picking me up and bringing me inside once when I got hurt because of another one of my cousins. He has no memory of this.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Imagine A Meetup

As much as I like talking to myself all day (I'm quite entertaining), I've been thinking it might be good to get out of the house once in a while. So, I perused Meetup.com for local groups that might interest me. No luck.

But here are some groups that I wished existed:

1. The Endorphin Exchange
Endorphins are nature's feel good drug. We would explore various healthy ways to tap in to our own endorphins: exercise, food, acupuncture, target shooting, laughter, etc.

2. Flexible Fitness
Each month we would swap fitness equipment (BOSU ball, sandbags, kettle bells, TRX, etc.) and fitness programs, talk about what we learned and what gear we'd like to conquer next.

3. The Suzy (or Steven) Homemakers
Each session we would learn a new "home craft": baking bread, making pickles, cooking a turkey, etc. Things we would have learned if they still taught home economics in school.

4. Keep Your Motor Running
Sexual health is very important, and for many, arousal begins with a visual. We would suggest websites, books, magazines, actors, and local events or places where fine male "specimens" could be found.

I don't expect to see anything like these anytime soon, but hey, if you hear of anything, let me know!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Share What You've Learned

I apologize for the absence. Apparently seasonal allergies are very "in" this year, and lucky me, I get to follow the trend. I have one week of medication under my belt and am starting to feel like my normal, crazy self.

On our trip to Germany I learned some things:

1. Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard has a zing to it. And I like it! And if you take some packets with you from the airport restaurant you can add zing to your in flight meals.

2. Out of Portland, OR (PDX), Nuremberg, Germany (NUE) and Amsterdam, the female security staff at Schiphol (Amsterdam) airport give the most, shall we say, thorough, pat down.

3. Always, always, always bring your bathing suit when you travel. You might be staying a mere 30 minutes from a fancy, dancy, hot springs pool-a-palooza!