Archive for February, 2007


SCD Cookies

February 13, 2007

These are by far my favorite SCD-compliant cookies.  Pecan Shortbread cookies from Lucy’s Cookbook.

I made special pizza for Lily today, too.

I thought I had exhausted most possibilities for cooking on this diet, until I got Kendall Conrad’s new book.  I even made tortillas!

Now, if only you could see my kitchen.  The one that I do this endless cooking in.  To start with, it’s ugly.  Blue toile and stripes.  And that old white linoleum that will never ever look clean again–it’s aged to a sickly yellow.   Add to it the fact that it’s not very functional (when you open the dishwasher, you can’t reach the sink or onlycounter-space), and it can make for grumpy cooking.

I do have plans to try a couple of new recipes this week, though.   And seeing my photo of the cookies makes me want more…



February 13, 2007

Lily’s valentines for her teachers.  Inside are glass heart magnets she made.

Here are the butterfly valentines for her classmates:

She has remarkable patience for a 6-year old.  And she’s crafty!



February 8, 2007

Lily had a whole bunch of marbles, and she decided to create her own container for them.  She struggled with scissors, tape, cardboard, and glue to create a box-like structure with a base and cover before declaring “I need help! This keeps falling apart!”

Daddy comes to the rescue, bringing his capentry skills to the table.  “OK, let’s see what we’ve got here.  Show me your bottom.”

Lily backed up to him and dropped her pants.

(She still doesn’t understand why we laughed and laughed) 


NYC Fashion Week: RDC 2007

February 3, 2007

RDC 2007

Great show this year again…the program was upbeat and informative, very well done. It was a packed tent in Bryant Park, lots of famous people (I don’t recognize the celebrities who come to see the show, I only know they are famous because the crew of E! surrounds them in the front row). The women in the show I did recognize because their names were on the screen behind them. Lauren Hutton, Katharine McPhee, Kim Catrall, Mae Jamieson, Marlie Matlin, many more. Above is Miss Universe.

Also, there was no missing Laura Bush, there was a lot of hoopla and photo opps when she arrived. Lookie here! It’s me in the AP photo of Laura Bush attending the festivities! My big head is right behind the woman to the right of the first lady.


She was seated just a couple of seats in front of me. Her head is the one closest to the runway in this photo. I managed to resist the urge to tap her on the shoulder and question her spouse’s actions in any way.


I had a great seat, these (and above) are a couple of my photos:

After the show, I lunched with the real ladies in red, WomenHeart. We have some exciting plans going forward, and we are pleased with how the Red Dress Campaign is getting the word out.

Click here to see all the dresses and a video of the runway show.