The Simple Spatula

Month: January, 2010

Kicking The Can

Lately I’ve become a crazy person about the things I will eat. It’s not that I don’t like most foods (I do), it’s just that gradually I’ve pulled more and more processed food out of my diet. This time four years ago I was guzzling diet coke by the gallon (even for breakfast eeek)! Now the [...]

Venison Golabki

I really like venison. It’s like beef’s leaner more sustainable cousin. I’ve always liked the way it tastes and I’m happy to eat a healthier red meat, but the main reason I really like it is the environmentally friendly way that it ends up on my fork. As far as I know you can’t just [...]


Alexis’ family introduced me to the camtini. I’m pretty sure it’s named for her mother Camille (correct me if I’m wrong, Alexis.) It’s a vodka based martini with pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and champagne and it is definitely my drink of choice at her house. Fill a shaker with ice cubes, add 3oz vodka, 1oz [...]

Green Mountain Recap

I love Vermont. It’s always been one of my favorite states (the other is Maine). I took almost 1000 pictures this week but I’ll leave you with just a few. Head over to my Flickr for more. Top of Mt. Snow Picture courtesy of another skiier Morning sun in the kitchen Alexis’ backyard     [...]

Organic Green Mountain Power Bars

Another early morning departure for me. At 4am my friends and I packed up our skis, snowboards, and bathing suits and began our 4 hour drive to Vermont for four days or skiing and hanging out in the hot tub. We always bring boxes of granola bars for and easy snack and energy on the [...]

Weeeeeee! 4.5 miles!

Just wanted to share a few pictures from the KERF run this morning. We did 4 and 1/2 miles (oops I was really only supposed to do 3 but the leg feels good, hope it holds up)! In the lobby of the Gild Hotel (it was gorgeous!) Photo courtesy of Kath’s husband, Matt On our [...]

The Brooklyn Brewery with Kath from KERF

Weeeeeeeeeee! I feel like I just met a celebrity. Well, I guess in blogger world I did . Kath writes the first blog I’ve ever read; Kath Eats Real Food. She’s in New York for a wedding and hosted a meet-up at the Brooklyn Brewery. Of course I went and it was so much fun, [...]

Almond Butter

Monday I’m heading back home for all of 12 hours and then tuesday morning I’m leaving (FAR too early) for Vermont for what has become my annual crew friends ski trip. We stay with our friend Alexis, ski all day, and hang out in the hot tub all night sipping her family’s infamous camtinis (I [...]

Chunky Lentil Soup

The first time I made lentil soup I used two of Heidi Swanson’s recipes; one from her cookbook Super Natural Cooking and this one from 101cookbooks. I used them more as references than recipes and made it up as I went. I’ve since made variations on this soup a few more times and at this [...]

Hello JFK, I Missed You.

I really do love to travel. I get antsy when I don’t have a trip to look forward to, and I will go ANYWHERE, but part of the fun is arriving home again. It makes my everyday routine seem less mundane…at least for a little while. The sun was wonderful, a much needed break from [...]