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Healthy Snackins

September 8th, 2013 / / categories: Eats, Joy /

I’m a food weirdo. I like making up recipes. I like taking others’ recipes and making them my own, and most importantly: I love eating. The thing is, my love for food has really caught up to me in the last few years and I need to calm my snacking down. I will hear about some crazy diet and think,’Ohhh yes, I can do that!’ and I go nuts getting the stuff for it but it never fails that within a week, I cheat or lose interest.

All that aside, I did come across a tasty snack recipe that is easy to make and healthy too! Can’t beat that, right?

Homemade Kale Chips

  • 1 bunch dinosaur kale
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • Teaspoon of garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Any other kind of spice might fancy (Cavender’s Greek Seasoning is awesome)

Turn your broiler on, high.

Remove center stem (stalk, whatever) from the kale and chop coarsely.

In mixing bowl, mix olive oil, garlic and spices. Place kale on a baking sheet and drizzle mixture over kale. Broil for 4 minutes, or until the ends are crispy and a little brown. Keep an eye on it, because it can burn very easily!

Remove from oven and start snacking! Enjoy!

(I would post a photo, but the ones are made are pretty ugly. Tasty, but ugly!)

 

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Julep Unboxing

August 30th, 2013 / / categories: Beauty, Judie /

Julep mail! If you are unfamiliar, Julep nail polish is “4-free” so it does not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, or DBP.  The company offers a monthly box for $19.99/month (keep in mind that these polishes are $14 each, so the box price is a steal) which always includes two polishes and another fun (usually seasonal) product and donates a portion of the proceeds to organizations that support women through their Powered by Girlfriends program.

Let’s get to it! In the box this month is:

Karmen – Golden crimson microglitter

Daria –  Dark slate grey crème

Bare Face –  Lightweight antioxidant-rich cleanser enriched with Rosehip seed oil, Malvaceae Lipid Extract, and  Green coffee bean oil.

One Step Polish Remover Pad – Infused with aloe.

 

The formula for this brand varies from color to color, in my opinion, but these two applied like a dream. Opaque in two coats  = winners.

xo JT

 

 

 

 

 

I have been going to the farmer’s market in Monument Square the last few weeks. I’ve noticed that the majority of the younger vendors seem to have really crappy attitudes. That’s really unfortunate, too, because there are various other tents of folks around there that sell the same things these people are, so being a jerk is doing nothing but helping them lose customers. I will gladly buy my blueberries for $.50 more a pint from Farmer Joe who is kind and polite than from some hippie/hipster/yupster/recyclemom (that term is a whole other ballgame) who acts like my questions are annoying and/or I’m putting them out by wanting to buy their goods.

I mean, yes, I know Portland is a hipster haven (how ironic, the article in that link mentions the farmer’s market) so it comes with the territory, but really? If you’re trying to run a business, put that shit in check, Mac! Yesterday, this one twenty year old skinny-jeans-cut-into-shorts-paired-with-a-cutoff-pink-shirt-and-high-top sneakers dick was so busy  sighing and being an eye-rolling turd, that he overcharged me for my damn cucumber. I was so flustered by his rudeness, I didn’t even argue it.

I just don’t understand judgmental pricks like that. Oh, sorry the lame chick in her thirties isn’t cool or a human or anything because she’s not sporting arm tattoos and torn yellow polka dot stockings  under a pair of green shorts, a purple sweater with a teddy bear cut with the arms cut off and oversized sneakers. Oh gah, sorry I’m not bitchin’ enough for you to show some common decency. I mean, I am polite. I was raised that way. I say hello, please, thank you, and good bye. Getting a grunt, a hmph, a yep, and nothing in return makes me just see red. And when I see red, that politeness kind of melts away like water on a hot skillet and my feisty side might make an appearance.  When I deal with people like this, I want to take the little smart-mouthed judgy fucks, bend them over my knee, and tan their hides good. Did parents of the 1990s just drop the ball on teaching their children politeness? In trying to be overly PC and not offend anyone, did these people just let their asshole kids rule the roost, and that’s where this influx of dickholishness has come from?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying all hipster kids are pretentious scrotes, not at all. I am saying, however, that just because someone isn’t “cool” in your eyes, and you’re running a business, you might want to not be a total douche. Especially if the uncool person is wanting to give you money.

All this said, I must end on a happier note and say that the older lady who sells flowers close to the corner of Preble and Congress? She’s a gem. So SWEET. And I wish I could remember the name of the stand that I bought my blueberries from, because that old man was just a doll. On my next visit, I will get the name and give him kudos, too.

 

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Until Bekka Posts…

June 30th, 2012 / / categories: Bekka /

I am going to do to her what I did with Tracey, and just provide some of her FB status gems.

On my mind right now. Bacon!!! And the puppy. She gets her surgery today. I wonder if spaying is like a hysterectomy. Does it throw dogs into early menopause? Do their lips shrivel up and do they get hot flashes and beards? Do dogs even go through menopause? I know, I have weird thoughts that run through my head.

Say what you will about the redneckery that is Honey Boo Boo, but that family really loves each other and knows how to have fun.

Trying to convince Weeko that Brian was in a boy band called the Blackstreet Boys.

Is there any word grosser than “panties”? I think not!

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Why I am Tracey’s #1 Fan

June 22nd, 2012 / / categories: Joy, Tracey /

Here are just a tiny few gems of Tracey’s that make me laugh til I pee myself.

Gotta love this warm weather. It’s that time of the day when folk’s deodorant has worn off and they smell like they been bench pressing buildings all day. Yum!
Sitting here listening to Marvin Gaye and that man could sing the panties off a mannequin. *fans self*
Jessica Simpson FINALLY had her baby. She was just born this morning and is already 13 years old.
OMG!!! I am sooooo tired of seeing folks trying to be “deep” and “philosophical” on FB and not only can they not spell worth a damn but they obviously have never met a period, comma or question mark. Just one long ass run-on sentence that you need an urban dictionary, magnifying glass and two hits of a spliff to understand. Please shut the hell up.