Archive for July, 2009

Life is a beach…

| July 30, 2009 | 7 Comments
Life is a beach…




Ok, so you may think that doing 4 to 6 hour days on Sardinian beaches is an easy task, but let me tell you, it’s not as easy as it looks! I admit that I have been living it up in the island of my birth these past couple of weeks, spending much of my […]

Continue Reading

Got (Rice) Milk?: Avocado & Strawberry Smoothie

| July 28, 2009 | 3 Comments
Got (Rice) Milk?: Avocado & Strawberry Smoothie




While woofing down a crispy-on-the-outside-but-juicy-on-the-inside hotdog and cold, frosty beer at a recent gathering, I barely noticed an acquaintance walking across the room.  I barely noticed him because he looked a tad bit emaciated.  Shriveled.   Like a raisin. After gulping down my hotdog, I managed to cross paths with this acquaintance and complimented him on […]

Continue Reading

Money Matters

| July 27, 2009 | 1 Comment
Money Matters




Over the course of the last four days, I have eaten more fast food than I have had in many, many, many months. I am a sucker for fast food, I admit it. Not very Zomppa-like or healthy, but it’s sometimes real good. But generally, it’s sort of a “treat” for me, not a way […]

Continue Reading

YoBaby Love

| July 23, 2009 | 7 Comments
YoBaby Love




Baby food stories: we know you have them. Funny ones, weird ones, happy ones. We want to hear them! When ZomppaB wrote about her decades-long search for the perfect yogurt, little did she know that so many others shared the same plight…and the same love for YoBaby! Check out the story here. Her love for […]

Continue Reading

Merciless Time: Zucchini Olive Flatbread

| July 21, 2009 | 6 Comments
Merciless Time: Zucchini Olive Flatbread




My babies are growing up.  Growing up fast. Fast like Speedy Gonzalez. I am devastated and heavyhearted. Why can’t my babies stay squishy-squashy, blubbery, wibbly-wobbly, endearing and uncontaminated forever?   Why will they grow outside the enveloping and secure confines of my bosom and take with them my shattered heart?  Why is time so merciless?  Why […]

Continue Reading

Wonderwoman/Superwoman, what’s for dinner?

| July 20, 2009 | 1 Comment
Wonderwoman/Superwoman, what’s for dinner?




Chef hat on – Check Dinner Plan- Momos (Tibetan dumplings) – Check As I adorn my blue apron, and plan to cook dinner…it was a long day! My 3 ½ year old was just recovering from the flu, so she was a bit cranky-she is asleep now. My 8 month old son is taking his […]

Continue Reading

YoBaby: You’re the One

| July 17, 2009 | 7 Comments
YoBaby: You’re the One




Let’s face it, I’m no spring chicken. That wrinkle running down my forehead isn’t disappearing and those stray white hairs that gave my hair “highlights” are no longer cute. Even my taste buds have matured. Whereas I used to have a palate of a sophisticated 5-year old…the day I hit 31, my taste buds made […]

Continue Reading

The breads of Ireland and the UK

| July 15, 2009 | 0 Comments
The breads of Ireland and the UK




Following in the footsteps of my fellow Zomppa ladies, Belinda and Elyssa, who blogged about bread, I thought I would add my little musings on my bread encounters whilst here in Ireland. I am currently in Northern Ireland visiting my parents. I actually spent my teenage years here, and have to admit that I never […]

Continue Reading

Because I just can’t help myself…

| July 14, 2009 | 0 Comments
Because I just can’t help myself…




After posting the previous article about camping, I couldn’t help but to think I was doing a disservice to my other favorite camping recipes! So, here are a few more to whet your camping whistle :). These recipes are from the cookbook “Isabel’s Cantina” which is a FANTASTIC cookbook, full of delicious recipes. Welcome to […]

Continue Reading

Camping – Foodie Style

| July 14, 2009 | 2 Comments
Camping – Foodie Style




There’s nothing like cooking in the open air. Birds are singing… wind is blowing through the trees… mmmmmarvelous! I simply can’t waste this incredible opportunity to cook over an open fire – I must experiment! Here in San Diego (where my husband and I live), we don’t have a lot of “woods”, per se, so […]

Continue Reading