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Progress as Promised March 28, 2009

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It’s growing! I’m almost done with my first skein of yarn! One more to go…

Told You So March 19, 2009

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One will inevitably apply to me every Sunday

One will inevitably apply to me every Sunday

Here’s a secret that was posted this Sunday.  Whoops!  Looks like I’ve been caught.

From the Kitchen: John’s Tortilla Soup March 19, 2009

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John and I LOVE this.  It’s super authentic–or at least, tastes just like the tortilla soup I ate as a kid.  If you want to make it spicier, you can add some chopped ancho peppers during the simmering process.

***To make this recipe vegetarian/vegan friendly, omit the chicken and use vegetable broth instead***

2 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 sweet onion, diced

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1 small tomato, diced

1/2 tsp. ground coriander

1 1/2 tbsp. tomato paste

4-6 garlic cloves, finely chopped

6 cups chicken/vegetable broth

1-2 chicken breasts

1 bunch cilantro

1 lime, juiced


1.  Boil chicken, set aside to cool.  Once cool enough to handle, dice into bite-sized pieces.

2.  In pot, heat olive oil at medium-high heat.  Add onions, garlic, salt, salt, cumin, coriander for 5 minutes.

3.  Add tomato paste, stir for one minute.  Add chicken.

4.  Next, add chicken stock and diced tomato.  Simmer for 20 minutes.

5.  Add cilantro.  John and I pluck the leaves, but you can just chop it and it would be fine.  Add at least 3/4 of the bunch; John and I use the whole thing.

6.  Add lime juice.  Simmer for another minute or two.

7.  Cool and serve.  I like to eat mine with crumbled tortilla chips and mozzarella cheese.

I’m Lovin’: PostSecret March 8, 2009

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If you haven’t heard of PostSecret, consider this your moment of enlightenment.

PostSecret is an art project that began simply enough on the streets of Washington DC.  Frank Warren, the artist, passed out self-addressed, stamped postcards to random strangers.  The instructions were simple: anonymously write down one of your secrets, decorate the card, and send it back.

The project has since become an international phenomenon.  Frank gets thousands of postcards every single week, and he posts new ones on his website every Sunday.  The secrets themselves range from hilarious to tragic, but they are always totally insightful.  I’m constantly seeing my own secrets on that webpage week after week.

Why don’t you hop on over there and check them out?

EDIT:  The add link thingy isn’t working, so you’ll have to copy and paste the following URL in your browser…  www.postsecret.blogspot.com