As I’ve said before, I often think of my job like going to work at some warehouse with a bunch of friends. What I mean by that is that when we’re in it, memorizing the lines and doing the work, I don’t really consider the end result or consciously think about people actually watching the work we’re doing.
I was recently looking for a video on Youtube and I came across these old videos from my 2009 trip to Italy with Katie and my friend, Carolyn, which were published on the old Hybrid Mom blog.
What a trip this was! Carolyn invited me to join her for this cooking class in Tuscany, and I brought Katie along. Katie was in college and was taking Italian and art history, so she was able to help us communicate and understand so much of the amazing art we were seeing.
It was absolutely a case of planes, trains and automobiles, but we saw so much in Rome and Florence and I’m so grateful we did it!
I showed Katie the videos I found and we agreed that this was a trip of a lifetime … one we’ll never forget. So, I thought I’d share these these “vintage” videos.
It was sort of a spontaneous trip … but it was amazing! So it reminds me how important it is to sometimes throw caution to the wind and just say YES! I’m so glad we did this trip!
This may seem like a silly topic to some, but some of you may be able to relate. Like so many things, my eyebrows were something I never really even thought about … until they were nearly gone.
When I was younger, I remember seeing women spend so much time lining their lips or shaping their eybrows with powder or brow pencil, and it all seemed so ridiculous. I couldn’t even comprehend the need. I always had full, rosy lips and nice shaped dark eyebrows.
I mentioned this recipe a while back and promised that’d share it. So last night, as I made this Fish in Asian Broth, I tried to capture a little of it on film too. This is one of my favorite dinner recipes … easy, healthy and absolutely delicious! You can use any white, fluffy fish, but I like it best with Chilean Sea Bass!
Thank you all for the wonderful comments following last week’s post with the first half of my interview with Stephen Nichols. And thanks again for all of the fun questions!! We had so much fun doing this and look forward to doing it again sometime soon.
Here’s Part 2 …
I am so lucky to have a friend and acting partner like Stephen Nichols … and we’re both so lucky to have the most amazing fanbase! We love to sit down together and answer questions, but we’re so bad at coming up with them. So this past weekend, we asked you all to submit questions to us … and you did not disappoint! There were so many great questions, and of course we couldn’t get to them all, but we tackled as many as we could. In fact, so many that we had to divide this up into two videos.
Here’s this first part … and be sure to tune in next week for part 2. And don’t worry … we’re saving the questions we didn’t get to and we’ll come back to those sometime too!!
I’ve seen the recent news about some Instant Pot recalls, but thankfully the news doesn’t apply to mine! Whew, because I am loving my Instant Pot and have been having a great time exploring new recipes. Last week I was excited to discover a delicious Turkey Bean Chili that is super easy and extra healthy!
But my best discovery to date is vegetable broth! For years I’ve tried to make a good vegetable broth, but have never been able to make one that really tasted like anything … until now! I found a few recipes online, added a few modifications of my own, and with the help of the Instant Pot, was finally able to create a rich, dark and flavorful vegetable broth (I just wish i yielded more actually broth!).