Sunday, May 23, 2010

Angel Hair with Tomatoes and Basil

Adapted from Ina Garten's Capellini with Tomatoes and Basil

I saw this on Ina Garten's show and had to make it. Why? It combines all my favorite things, fresh basil, angel hair, tomatoes, red pepper flakes, etc., etc. I made it once for my family, but was not thoroughly impressed with the results, so instead I made a few quick changes to create a dish I could be happy with.

See the link above, but use coconut oil instead and Romano cheese. I like it even better! Yum.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


I won't tell you which local store was selling this product... maybe you can guess.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Credit Union

As a representative from the Idaho Credit Union League said, "People don't say my bank, but they do say my credit union."

Credit unions are amazing and I'm not just saying that. Check out to find out why.

Also, check out the new Beehive Federal Credit Union For You blog (Beehive is my credit union).

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Lusitania--Real Video


It’s May 7 and I can’t believe it. One year ago I was in a bus in Italy regaling the group with stories from the Lusitania. Today, I am working all day, but grateful. Grateful to be working and grateful to remember today. I can’t believe it’s been 95 years. When I was twelve, eleven years ago now, it was 82 years. How time flies and soon it will be 100 years. My goal is to be in Ireland in 2015 on May 7. I pray it happens. Oh, how I yearn to go. I hope!

As I was driving over to work today, I wasn’t overwhelmed with the tragedy of this event, but instead I was envisioning and recalling the beauty. I have never seen it in person. I know that, but I have seen pictures and spent hours thinking about what it may look like. So much so that I believe were I to go back and get on that ship that I would most likely know where everything was from studying the blueprints over and over again. How I adore the beauty of the Lusitania. With its Louis XIV d├ęcor, gold trim, angels from every season in the dome of the dining saloon, the light, airiness of the ship—much different than the Titanic—mirrors reflecting lights everywhere, just these thoughts make me yearn to have been there to see it at least once.

Oh and to walk on the deck of the ship. It would be slightly different than the cruise ships of today. I imagine a bit more open. I can almost hear the humming of the engine and the laughter and chatter of the passengers, especially first class, Alfred Vanderbilt and Peter Pan producer, Charles Frohman. The sound of the ocean—there’s nothing like the sound of the unforgiving beast of the earth, roaring beneath the ship.

P.S. I wrote yesterday--30 minutes.

Friday, May 7, 2010

95 Years Ago Today

I plan to write more about this significant event tomorrow, until then enjoy this video. It is quite impressive.

The Lusitania's sinking.