Saturday, August 15, 2009
LESS IS MORE. At least that's what I hear. I guess that holds true for blogging as well. I don't want the followers of my blog to get burned out so I won't be posting every day, unless I have something real important to say. I'll try to use my best judgement when making that decision. I'm still trying to establish a direction for my blog and am open to suggestion. It has been a jumble of topics so far. If you find any subject particularly interesting, let me know. I'll be happy to address it further.
Monday, August 10, 2009
The past few days have been challenging and I'm a little weary. I'm looking forward to a little peace and quiet for the next couple of days. Being without the Internet may help, if I can adjust to being out of touch with the outside world that is. I realize that sounds rather pathetic but I do miss not being able to access my email or blog from home. Lightning is a powerful thing. I hope I'm up and running by the end of the week.
Friday, August 7, 2009
I realize this looks like a plate of chocolate chip cookies but they are actually the tomatoes shown in my previous post. This particular Fried Green Tomatoes recipe was found online. Cornmeal and flour are the main ingredients of the batter, along with a lot of cooking oil. I'm including the recipe if you would like to give it a try. I'll probably ditch the flour next time and just use cornmeal like my mother used to do. Hers is a lighter version — if there is such a thing. If anyone has a good recipe for FGT, I'd love to hear from you.
Fried Green Tomatoes
3-4 green tomatoes (slice approx. 3/8" thick)
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup corn meal
1/2 teaspoon salt & pepper
Vegetable oil (Recipe says to use 2" of oil but I used around 1" of oil. I think less oil could be used.)
Mix together flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper. Add enough milk to create a thick batter (it took quite a bit for the amount of flour, etc.). Heat oil in large skillet (I tested temperature by dropping a small amount batter into hot oil). Batter each tomato slice and wipe off excess. Carefully place in hot oil, browning on both sides (may or may not need turning depending on the amount of oil) To cool, drain in a colander to keep tomatoes from becoming soggy. Salt to taste.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
has considerable psychological
impact on the human mind.
To the fearful it is threatening,
because it means that things may
get worse. To the hopeful it is
encouraging, because things may
get better. To the confident it is
inspiring, because the challenge
exists to make things better.
King Whitney Jr.
I have lived much of my life fearful of change, but I now realize that change happens no matter how much we resist. I also know that it is much healthier to anticipate change than to live in fear of it. And I know that without change life becomes stagnant and restrictive. —Karen
Monday, August 3, 2009
This recent photo of Sherry kayaking
was taken by her husband, Wade.
I'm not sure what Sherry Ball expected when she registered with South Beach Diet online but I doubt that she anticipated having another member ask so many questions about her personal life. Sherry, known as Sea Troll in the SB arena, lives in Alaska and is a commercial fisherman. Sherry and her family also run a remote hunting lodge on Kodiak Island. (I put a link to the Olga Creek Lodge website in my blog.). Not only does Sherry fish but she also likes to hunt, and I'm not talking about rabbits or squirrel. She likes to hunt (and eat) muskox. If you don't know what a muskox is, you might want to check Wikepedia. They're big! Sherry is also the lodge cook. It sounds like she really knows her way around the kitchen.
After hearing about the incredible desserts Sherry cooks up, I wondered how she can lose any weight at all, but she does. She's the incredible shrinking woman when it comes to weight loss. As a member of SB, I am able to log in and spy on her (she can reciprocate if she chooses). I'm always amazed by how much she loses, and how quickly. I recently asked her how she does it. Her answer should be no surprise. She literally works her butt off by doing something physical every day, and she eats all of the salmon (I'm so jealous.), halibut and crab that she wants.
I plan on sharing more about Sherry's life in Alaska (with her permission). The life she leads is quite different than my own and I find it quite interesting. I think you will to.