Posts Tagged ‘classic’

Life is a Cabaret!

Monday, January 21st, 2013



Speaking of things I find frightening…I’m taking the plunge tonight and auditioning for the musical Cabaret in my little town.  I did a lot of theatre when I was a teenager and although I loved it and usually got a part, I always got the non-singing roles.  The reason why is my complete fear of singing in front of people.  Well after almost a year of vocal training and a lot of putting myself out there with musician friends and such, I am finally taking the plunge and facing my fears.  I don’t really even care if I get  the part;  the process of auditioning is what I care about at this time.  If I can stand in front of a director and casting persons and sing then I know I have accomplished something.  If I choke, I know I’ll be disappointed but I will be proud of myself for trying.

Wish me luck.

It’s Cole Slaw Season!

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

cole-slawCole Slaw remind me of summers at my grandparents house, my birthday and all things warm weather related.  It is also one of those things that’s pretty good for you.  Cabbage is an anti-inflammatory and helps lower cholesterol.  It also has contains Vitamin K,  potassium, and quercetin (antioxidant that is a natural antihistamine that can benefit allergy sufferers).  Glutamine an essential amino-acid is also present and helps to maintain gut health and helps break down proteins.  That old myth about carrots helping you see better is backed up by the presence of Beta Carotene which also helps us to look young.  The vitamin A in carrots is great for your skin and is associated with the reduction of cancer cells.

The dressing (option 1):

  • 1/4 cup Mayonaisse (I use the vegan stuff)
  • 1/4 cup rice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed (ground)
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seed (ground, yellow or black)
  • salt to taste
  • 1tsp sumac (optional)

Mix it all together.

The dressing (option 2)

  • See my recipe for tahini dressing ( I told you it’s good on anything)

Use either dressing combined with:

  • 1/2 a cabbage shredded
  • 2 medium carrots shredded

Classic, simple, healthy!  What more could you want?  Enjoy.

Love Me or Leave Me

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012


Click to listen.I love Doris Day’s voice, and this is one of the songs I’m learning in my singing lessons.  I’m really glad I’m doing this.  The confidence and joy I’m feeling during and after my lessons is really nice.  Knowing that I’m standing up to one of my darkest fears (singing in front of people) makes me feel good about myself.  Anybody who is willing to just step over the precipice is doing something pretty cool.  Challenging myself is what keeps me vital.  Just click on the photo to listen to the song.