Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Tina, I am 42 years old and married to a wonderful man named Robert. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area with my husband and our two pugs, Koko and Lucy and a special kitty, named Trixie.

I am of Italian decent and love to cook not just for my family but for everyone! I have a lot of weeknight dinner guest and try to keep it casual but delicious! My Mom passed away a few years ago and was my great teacher.

In 2012 I have changed the way I eat. A real lifestyle change to be healthier, eat a nutrient dense diet and remove all processed foods, refined flours and sugars from our diet. I do cook a lot healthier than my Mom did and do a lot more vegetarian meals, poultry and fish. I'm trying to find a way to keep the traditions of family, friends and good food in my house always.

I plan to post my weekly menus, update with new recipes, health information and articles and how to eat mostly organic in an economical way. I will also periodically post personal updates of my journey to regain health and hope.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I've been Tagged....again :-)

I was tagged this week by my internet cooking pal Michelle, she has a great blog, Sugar & Spice, definitely check it out. I think this may be the third or fourth time I've been tagged and I always skip it because I can't think of 8 things about me. But I vow to try it this time. I will have to tell you eight fun facts about myself and then tag eight other people.

1) I've moved more than 20 times in my life. I went to three high schools in three different states. I've lived in 4 states. Ohio, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.

2) I have two pugs and I would have 10 more if my husband would let me. My dream is to have a pug sanctuary some day when I win the lottery.

3) I am trying to live my life more simply. I admire the Amish lifestyle very much. The Amish principles I really admire are: Be a steward of the earth, a good neighbor, live a simple life, put your family first. I would have a hard time without air conditioning and internet but I do really admire their lifestyle. They are the ultimate environmentalist.

4) I would like to be a better environmentalist and do work each day to make small & large changes in our lifestyle that will allow us to do that. However, I think Al Gore is a total hypocrite and a money grubbing liar. Why does he fly by private jet when he could easily take a ride on commercial airplanes? Because he doesn't really care about the environment. He cares about selling you movies and books about the environment.

5) I love company for dinner. I can whip something up last minute for 10 people without breaking a sweat. Growing up we always had dinner guest and my Mom was the master at cooking for a group. She never said no when we wanted a friend to stay for dinner and always had plenty of food.

6) I love the mountains. Living in Roanoke, VA was the best and getting married in the Smoky Mountains was so beautiful. I am very fortunate that Robert loves the mountains as much as me. We plan to retire in the Smokies or Blue Ridge Mountains.

7) I am very proud of being 100% Italian. I don't know why though. he he he

8) I am an Aquarius through and through. Here are the traditional Aquarian Traits. I think it is me to a "t". Friendly and humanitarian; Honest and loyal; Original and inventive; Independent and intellectual. On the dark side....Intractable and contrary; Perverse and unpredictable.

I am tagging the following: Erin, Elly, Katie Sue, Daphne, Carrie, Deborah, Ally, and Trisha


Hammerhead said...

Yo T,
If you really care about the environment, you don't need to turn Amish, just get your self a bicycle and start riding it everywhere. I recommend the Trek Lime as the perfect starter bike. Pretty soon you'll be able to ride 100 miles. Hotter n Hell 100

I don't think all that horse poo is good for the planet anyway. I used to think the Amish were cool after I found out Kelly McGillis
Kelly McGillis was one, but when I saw an Amish woman beating the crap out of her infant at the Columbus Zoo, I changed my mind. I guess the bible says to beat your kids, but I think it is crap.
your favorite brother

Submaster67 said...

Hey Sissy, I made your mother in lawsw pork chop cass. It tasted good but looked kinda ugly. How to make that pretty is beyond me!!!

whimsigal said...

I totally agree with you on Al Gore. Complete hypocrisy. Love your blog, just found it today through the foodie blogroll!

Can't wait to try some of your recipes!


Jasmine31 said...

I read you header about your mom. my mom passed away a few years ago as well. She used to always try to drag me in the kitchen to cook with her but I never wanted to. She would be surprised to see me now, cooking from scratch all the time. lol