Wednesday, September 29, 2010

living simpler

One of my goals that I am constantly working on is to live a simpler life; to live (and feel content) with less.  I moved two Saturdays ago to a great apartment and I really feel so much better in my new space; I have room to cook and a great creative/study space.  One of the worst, best, and hardest aspects for me about moving is that I have to confront all of my 'stuff.'  I don't really think of myself as having a lot of stuff, but I somehow do.  I don't currently know what the answer is...if you do let me know.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

easy fish tacos

I love good fish tacos; these took about 10 minutes to make

Simple Fish Tacos

1lb firm white fish (I like cod, but get what looks good)
olive oil
small corn tortillas

topping ideas:
shredded lettuce, cabbage, or jicama
finely diced white onion
lime wedges

Saute fish in about 2 teaspoons of olive oil until firm, about 3 minutes on each side.  Season with salt and pepper.

While fish sautes, chop toppings.  I think onion, cilantro, and lime wedges are perfect and something crunchy like lettuce or cabbage is nice also.   I added mango, too.

Warm tortillas and fill tacos.  These made about 8 tacos for me. Serve immediately and top with salsa.  Yum.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

happy fall!

This summer was full of  hard decisions and ridiculous weather.  Bring on the fall! 

Friday, September 10, 2010

barbecue competition featuring...grass fed beef!

I'm going to be cramming chemistry into my head all weekend and also getting rid of stuff, as we are moving in a week...woohoo :)  If I have time on Sunday, I am going to check out:

this Sustainable & Grass Fed BBQ competition in Oak Cliff on Sunday...Dallas is cool sometimes!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


All of my projects piled up on me this week, well mostly its my first chemistry exam next Tuesday that has taken over my life...but I have been feeling a little nostalgic for when I was younger in a different (easier?) time and place; magnified by the early death of Rich Cronin, who was the lead singer of LFO... the song Summer Girls definitely transports me back to long carefree summer days.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

long weekend fun

After chem lab on Friday, we sped up to Kansas to spend the weekend with my family.  My mom moved up to Wichita in June; she is the head of an independent school there.

The weather was amazing; crisp and cool and we had a lot of fun; Wichita is probably the most underated city, which I am fine with because there is never any traffic.  Ever.  Highlights:

Watermark books and cafe, similar to Book People in Austin, where my mom bought me this awesome cookbook...I want to go here

vegetarian platter at N and J's (picture via yelp)

Warren Square, Old Town

Joey played golf all weekend while I did pilates with my mom, ate at N and J's, played tennis for the first time in like 2 years, and made pumpkin muffins.

Back to Dallas...

Monday, September 6, 2010

from the fall issue...

of Edible Dallas and Fort Worth:

"sometimes it's good not to get exactly what you want whenever you want it; sometimes it's better to be open to what a season has to offer, to celebrate what's already there."

-from Twain's Feast by Andrew Beahrs, via Edible Dallas and Fort Worth

Friday, September 3, 2010

free yoga!

I'm heading to Kansas later this afternoon for some weekend family time, after my first (!) chem lab this morning...I even have goggles!

Also, Monday is a free day of yoga; participating studios:

Thursday, September 2, 2010


today is 90210


rainy and 75? yes, please! it has been a really, really hot summer in Dallas, but today it is rainy and 75; it feels goood.

Also, I'm currently reading:

 "In this fascinating book we learn how powerful, intrusive, influential, and invasive big industry is and how we must constantly be to prevent it from influencing not only our own personal nutritional choices, but those of our government agencies."

-Julia Child