All posts tagged: Happy Living

Photo 101 Day 3: Water

Water and I have a love-hate relationship.  It is a destructive force, yet I can’t seem to stay from it . . . probably because it is also a calming presence. I took this photo on a rather windy day, chasing down the perfect shot of this duck.  I’m sure I looked like a lunatic to the passerby who had no clue what I was up to and then it happened–a moment of stillness–where the only thing shifting the water was this duck . . . blissfully living life . . . in perfect calm. It is a stark difference from the rippled reflections of the featured image (below).

Photography for a Month

I’ve started the Photography 101 Course by Bloggin U.  It’s a “photo-a-day” challenge for this entire month.  I’m a day behind, but better late than never! 🙂 Be sure to let me know what you think! Photo 101 Day 1: Home This is a shot of the opera house in my current neighborhood.  I move around frequently, but in every city I find myself, I always make time for the arts.  Home is where the heart is, after all. Photo 101 Day 2:   Street This is a secluded street buried in the middle of downtown Norfolk.  A little oasis in a sea of urban structures.

Fourth of July Eatery Series: Rosemary Chicken Skewers

The sides of the Fourth of July Eatery Series are coming along nicely.  This is a modification on a recipe a friend gave me and, believe it or not, the modifications actually took the calorie count down!  Though high in calories, this side dish is just too good to pass up!  The recipe makes 8 skewers at approx. 347 calories/skewer. What You’ll Need:  ½ cup olive oil ½ cup ranch dressing 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp minced fresh rosemary ½ tsp salt 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp white wine vinegar ¼ tsp ground black pepper 1 tbsp brown sugar (optional) 5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts – cut into 1 inch cubes 2 large red onions, cut into 1-inch pieces 6 slices turkey bacon 6 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 2 hours How to Make: In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, ranch dressing, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, salt, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, pepper, and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes. Place chicken in the bowl, and stir to coat with the marinade. Pour …