Monthly Archives: June 2012

Blackberry breakup

So if you know me at all, you know that I have been firmly on #teamblackberry since the dawn of time. I loved it!

When the iPhone came out and I started seeing all the cool apps that I couldn’t get on blackberry, it only minimally tempted me and I loved my blackberry.

Yesterday, foursquare came out with a new version. For the past week or so, we haven’t been able to access blackberry app world and so I couldn’t get the updated version of foursquare.

Well, if you know me, you also know that I love foursquare almost more, no, more than my blackberry. So it was time to make the change.

I got encouragement from my twitter friends.

And after I actually had the phone in my possession, Dwana sent me a Welcome Basket.

At first I was frustrated. Typing on the screen with fingers as big as mine has been difficult. Especially with the Rs and Ms. But I’m getting used to it.

I downloaded some apps that I hadn’t been able to have before like instagram and Runkeeper. We used Runkeeper this a.m. and I LOVE it!

Also, checking in on foursquare is super easy on the iPhone and we don’t have to slow down on our walks to check into the buffaloes. Woo hoo! 🙂

All in all, I really like my new iPhone. I miss the keyboard and I may always miss the keyboard but there are so many other things to love.

RIP blackberry. 🙂

Sitting here being cool

It’s hot outside. I mean really hot. And it’s only June.

This morning, we walked Boo Boo and, completely melted, we then walked over to the church to vote. Throwing all caution to the wind, I figured I’d just melt a little bit more and walk down to the library before it was a billion degrees.

Yesterday, it even smelled hot outside. When I went out to get the mail, it was like the Rapture had happened. There were no birds, no animals, no people, no cars, no nothing. Just hot.

On the upside, last year when it was so hot, I drank a lot of beer. That could be reprised to get through this summer if this week is a foretelling of things to come.

I am fervently hoping that this is the hot spell. The one and only hot spell of the summer. And that the rest of the summer will be in the low 80’s, cool and breezy.

Dreamer. 😉

For now, I’m just sitting here being cool. 🙂

Paleo Barbecue Sauce

Since we started eating paleo, I’ve been looking for a good barbecue sauce recipe. If you look at anything you can buy on the grocery store shelf, you’ll see they’re loaded with sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Or both.

I finally found a FABU recipe at the Paleo Table blog. It’s really good and we love it. You don’t miss the sugar at all.

I do modify the recipe by using chicken broth most of the time instead of beef broth mostly because I usually have that handy.

Paleo Barbecue Sauce


1 6 oz can tomato paste

1 to 1-1/2 cups of beef stock (no salt added)

5 cloves garlic

1/2 medium yellow onion

2 Tbsp Dijon mustard

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg.)

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp sea salt

2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

dash liquid smoke


1.  Place onion and garlic in a food processor and pulse until very finely chopped.

2.  Add all ingredients except beef stock in a medium sauce pan. Stir to combine. Add beef stock until sauce reaches your desired consistency.

3.  Warm mixture over medium heat until it reaches a slow simmer. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring frequently.

4.  Store sauce in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

The Paleo Table says that this lasts for quite a while in the fridge but ours never lasts too long. 🙂