The Monday Memo #2

Another 7 days just flew right on by.  It’s been a terribly busy week down at Marmalade HQ and I didn’t get nearly as much time as I would have liked over here with you.  The news of the week, though, has to be that I DID IT!! I finally succumbed to the land of Green Smoothies, because I know the world needs SANE ones to combat the whole bunch of smoothie inSANEity that’s out there. But seriously, who knew spinach could possibly taste this good?

Stuff I made and ate and wrote about last week, in case you missed them.  Mint Chocolate Pudding

Mint Chocolate Pudding – get your *SANE chocolate fix right here

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic – need help getting your greens in?  Just add bacon.  Leek and Mushroom Quiche Cups

Leek and Mushroom Quiche Cups – *SANE, portable, breakfasts and lunches just got a whole lot easier.

 

In other news, I had an interview with a lovely health writer in Australia, Healthier Jane.

This week also saw me hanging out with Bill Gates and The Governor of Washington State for an hour.  Bill Gates cracked jokes and was as self-effacing and humble as ever.  Governor Gregoire cracked jokes and wore a nice jacket.  She said was broke several times, but I have a hunch that may have been poetic license.

I had a run-in with the Post Office, got invited to have dinner with 5 of the top chefs in the country, fell in love with a Windows 7 Mobile check deposit app, frustrated the living daylights out of my Therapist, and made more soup than one girl could possibly slurp down on her own.  I ate a not insignificant amount of cheese, declared war on junk mail, called someone I haven’t spoken to in 2 ½ years, and realized that I am not alone in my well-honed ability to choose the wrong line at the checkout.  Got head-hunted and said, “No, thanks”,  fired a bank, had my world rocked by a small group of outstanding human beings, and drank my first latte.  Ever.

On top of all that, my voting ballot showed up.  Thank heavens that whole election deal will be over in a couple of weeks, along with the demolition of a couple of kitchen walls, my pantry and a bathroom in my home.  While all this was going on I suddenly realized I have way too many recipe ideas and not enough time to cook them or room in my stomach to eat them.  I may have to get some taste testers in.

Finally, The Bailinator and I were in the studio recording another crazy podcast. YAY!

EPISODE 17: Eat Fat, Help Your Cholesterol  

You can listen to all the podcast episodes right here, or if you have an iTunes account you can head here.

All iTunes, Facebook and Amazon love is very gratefully received!

 

COMING ATTRACTIONS!!!

Stuff I made and ate and will write about in the coming couple weeks. You mentioned that you like a preview to the movie. I aim to please.

Spiced Cauliflower Soup

Spiced Cauliflower Soup

Green Smoothie - Strawberry and Avocado

Green Smoothie – Strawberry and Avocado

Creamy Smoked Salmon with Pea Shoots

Creamy Smoked Salmon with Pea Shoots

Leek and Cauliflower Soup

Leek and Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Cheese

Cauliflower Cheese

Cheesy Pea Shoot Scramble

Cheesy Pea Shoot Scramble

Brussel Sprouts with Leek and Poppy Seeds

Brussel Sprouts with Leek and Poppy Seeds

Creamy Cucumber Soup

Creamy Cucumber Soup

 

Huge thanks to lovely reader / podcast listener, Peter Ashton from England, for sending over these fabulous quotes:

 

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

 “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

 “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

 “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryan

 

Happy Monday!

 

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