Old Cookbooks

I have a lot of cookbooks and most of them are just gathering dust on my bookshelf. I decided to get one out and make a recipe that I made a few years ago.



This is the shrimp, artichoke, hearts of palm and celery salad from the The Healthy Kitchen by Andrew Weil. It was actually quite filling.

I managed to run 3 miles again. It feels good to get back in the swing of things. I’ve found that going straight to the gym after work works best for me. Especially since we get out of work at 5 pm now. It’s much less crowded at 5:15 than it is at 5:45 and also I don’t feel like I need to rush home to walk Murphy. 3 miles went fine today. I did it a bit slower than the last time, but it felt pretty decent. I’m thinking of signing up for a half marathon in October. There are two to choose from – the Sliver Comet, which I’ve run before, and a new race called the 13.1 Or I could do both, I suppose.

I need some wedding advice. Not advice exactly, but I am meeting with a photographer next week and I need to know what kind of things I need to ask about. I’ve heard horror stories about photographers so I want to make sure I don’t forget to get everything that I need in writing if I do decide to go with this particular one. Problem is that I don’t know what I need!


4 responses to “Old Cookbooks

  1. That looks really, really good. I want to try it!

    I would say one of the main questions to think about is what is your and your hubbie-to-be’s personal style, both individually and as a couple? For example, my artsy friends recently got their pics done in an art gallery. Another couple I know went to a farm because one of them grew up on a farm. For me, I want pictures on the train tracks and in front of pieces of old steel (reminds me of where I’m from). By knowing your personal style, you can probably better evaluate samples and see if they’ve done shots that you could see yourself in?

  2. That salad looks yum! Glad the running is going well! My bro-in-law is a wedding photographer in Atlanta and from working with him when he shot mine I think important things are: ensuring they know your “style” (candids/photojournalistic or more traditional), making sure they ‘get’ your location (do site visits months ahead of time) and knowing the importance of a very detailed shotlist and timeline. So it may be less of questions, but just asking them their process and seeing if they are willing/interested in these things! Hope this helps! And if you’re interested in checking out my bro it’s http://www.zachporter.com – best of luck and keep us posted!

  3. Here’s what I asked (Don’t know if it’s right or wrong):
    Do you take more natural poses (like capturing you and hubby whispering to each other), or do they get everyone in poses? Some people prefer natural (I did) – but I know other people want posed pictures. As if they have backup cameras/equipment/etc. You might want to ask about their certification (I dont even know the technical name for it) but they should have some national board certification. Ask if THEY will actually be there the day of, or if they will be sending someone else, like another employee or intern? If you have any other questions – LET ME KNOW!

  4. Im so torn on the half to. I think I can do one in October…than I think what if it puts more pressure on top of the wedding planning. Im so scared of failure.

    P.S. Ill send you an email on the photographer 😉