Tornado Aftermath Updates – 08/05/11 (Tons of photos!)

———————————- My tornado memoir – “Twisted” was released on 05/22/12! click here for more details, or to purchase! ———————————- It’s been a while since the last update on our Tornado Recovery. It’s now been almost 2.5 months since the tornado, and… wow. I just had no idea that it would take this long to get…

Making Spanakopita in the Tornado Kitchen (Recipe)

———————————- My tornado memoir – “Twisted” was released on 05/22/12! click here for more details, or to purchase! ———————————- Can I just say that I’m sick of not having a kitchen? Yesterday I had a bit of a meltdown. I got myself out of bed (I was on day 2 of bedrest on account of…

Tornado Aftermath Updates: 06/16/11

———————————- My tornado memoir – “Twisted” was released on 05/22/12! click here for more details, or to purchase! ———————————- Well, I’ve been sitting here for over an hour, staring at the blog title and wondering where to start. Basically… I’m at the end of my rope with all of this. It’s been more than 3…

Minneapolis Tornado – A few updates

———————————- My tornado memoir – “Twisted” was released on 05/22/12! click here for more details, or to purchase! ———————————- So… we had some drama last week, in dealing with the roofer we’d hired. Yes, hired – full quote, contract, and deposit paid. The owner of the company wanted to add a bunch of stuff after…

North Minneapolis Tornado: The Playlist

———————————- My tornado memoir – “Twisted” was released on 05/22/12! click here for more details, or to purchase! ———————————- If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that I’ve been getting through this whole tornado deal by cracking really awful, sometimes dark jokes. I know, it’s bad… but making ridiculous comments and laughing at…

Picking up the Pieces – North Minneapolis Tornado

———————————- My tornado memoir – “Twisted” was released on 05/22/12! click here for more details, or to purchase! ———————————- Wow, where to start? The past week has been insane. In some ways, it’s gone by quickly, in some ways, it’s gone on forever. For instance, work has STILL not started on our roof, nor does…

Earl Grey Pie – Happy Pi Day! (Gluten-Free)

It’s March 14 – 3/14 – and first thing this morning, my husband rolled over and wished me a Happy Pi Day. You know, his favourite “holiday”. Well, first thing that came to mind was a long string of expletives – for the first time since we’ve met (and I’m including the year following the…

Boneless, Meatless “Ribs” in Asian Inspired Sauce

You know how Murphy’s Law rules my life? Open a cake business… turn up with a gluten allergy Buy a house.. gets hit by a tornado a couple months later. Well, we can add a new one to the list. My husband and I have been slowly coming to the conclusion that he needs to…

So.. You Want to Audition for MasterChef…

Every year, I receive a batch of emails right around this time – people who are considering, or who have already signed up to audition for MasterChef. Very excited people, full of big dreams, just looking for whatever tips I may have. The TL;DR? Don’t. Let me elaborate, but first a bit of disclaimer /…