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April 2011 - Page 3 of 3 - All The Single Girlfriends

Home Alone With Ice Cream

Apr 7, 2011 by

It’s Friday night and I am home alone, angry at the sink.  This is ridiculous, of course, but I feel as if I have been doing dishes all the livelong day and couldn’t the sink please split itself into equal halves so that I can wash this very large pan in the section with the disposal.  It stubbornly refuses and I mumble curses at it. I’m not really angry at the sink.  I’m feeling sorry for myself.  All I need now is a pint of ice cream to eat directly from the container. I text a girlfriend who has invited me out, “I’m too busy feeling sorry for myself, it’s the dating thing again”.  “OMG, me too!!”, she texts back.  I like that about this friend.  She is like me.  We are surrounded by...

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Ask The Girlfriends

Apr 7, 2011 by

This post is the first in an All The Single Girlfriends series: Ask The Girlfriends. We thought the collective life  experience/”wisdom” of the Gf authors might help younger women sort through a few of life’s challenges. As our way of giving back to women under 30, Gf authors will answer questions about life, career, relationships and well .. we’ll see where this takes us. Most of us realize by the time we reach our age that we left some great advice sitting unused on the table because it came from our mothers or some other purveyor of unsolicited advice designed it seemed only to burst our bubbles or cramp our style. With this series we’re reaching out to women under 30 and asking them to provide a question to us that they want some help...

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Oh Be SERIOUS Mary!

Apr 6, 2011 by

Humor is also a way of saying something serious. – T. S. Eliot I love to laugh; I love to make others laugh.  However, this sometimes gets me into trouble, since I can be perceived as “not taking ‘it’ (whatever ‘it’ is) seriously. But, at the age of 50+, I’ve been around the block, run with wolves, swam with sharks…and all the rest of the hoary lines about making your way in this big, bad world.  I’ve seen Masters of the Universe and Big Dogs with their pants around their ankles, both literally and figuratively. I know what’s it like to be stranded by the side of the road with nobody to call and no money (That’s a [funny] story I’ll tell some other time).   I’ve been broke, but never poor.  Through it all...

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Do Love Triangles Really Exist?...

Apr 5, 2011 by

I spent the weekend watching videos of Princess Diana and Prince Charles.  For my trouble, I ended up with a monstrous migraine. Their story reminded me once again that people love for reasons that have nothing to do with beauty, glamour, power or success.  The world may perceive you as the ugliest duckling ever.  Yet, in the eyes of the right man, you are beautiful and fascinating beyond belief.  By the same token, you can be Miss Universe and Albert Einstein rolled into one but, with the wrong man, you’re just another annoying chit. More than that, though, their story reminded me of how judgmental we can be of others and of issues that we know nothing about. Maybe I’m naïve but I don’t think anyone sets out to be a cheating husband, scorned...

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Celebrating 100 Girlfriend-to-Girlfriend Posts...

Apr 4, 2011 by

                  Sometimes when you color outside the lines magic happens! About 8 weeks ago a group of women joined together to launch a special social destination site, All The Single Girlfriends. We wanted to show the world that women 40+, who just  happened to be single (or who don’t take their total identify from their marriage, husband or kids) are living their lives with style and denial. Denial that .. we are not fabulous .. that we are not invisible . . that we are not all the same. It’s important to acknowledge the small successes along the way .. and 100 posts is cause for us to break out the bubbly.. even if it is virtual! Meet the Gf Authors! Each Gf author brings a unique idea...

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Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

Apr 1, 2011 by

When I lived in New York City a lifetime ago, summer weekends followed a long standing ritual practiced in various ways by what seemed like an entire city….packing up and getting out.  For me it was a group of single girlfriends who rented a beach house in Southhampton. We spent our days there on the beach, solving life’s problems and working on our tans; nights were spent preparing the incredible feasts that NYC kitchens didn’t allow. That time in the sun we probably all regret as we look in the mirror today, but that time spent cookin’ and eatin’ was probably one of the most fun girlfriend times of my life and even to this day, summer often finds me conjuring up those recipes which oddly enough have weathered the years and the change...

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‘Processed’ Food – Me and My Cuisinart...

Apr 1, 2011 by

I got my first Cuisinart when they first came out in the 1970’s. At first I followed the suggested recipes slavishly, fearing mistakes and still tentative about how it would fit into my own cooking life. But conversion happened easily and I have had various versions of the machine throughout the years. While I use it for all the chopping, grating, slicing and other prep activities for meals, I rely on it most for creating a whole range of salsas, spreads and pastes that I can assemble quickly and use as appetizers, take to pot lucks or just have on hand. I shared my ‘Cilantro Salsa in 3 Acts’ last week and this week I offer 3 more of my favorite ‘processed’ foods. And here’s a general principle I follow when assembling these: I...

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Wine Cork or Screw Cap?

Apr 1, 2011 by

Girlfriends, I don’t know about you, but for me, one of the mystiques of enjoying wine is the ceremonial aspects of uncorking the bottle. Of course there are times when I want just-a-drink but there are moments when the tradition of uncorking a bottle of wine adds to the anticipation of the first sip. Anticipation! Ah… Slowly but with finesses and elegance the cork is removed. It is presented for inspection. And then and only then is the first taste poured. What does a screw-off wine cap say to you? College days? Street people? Airline wine? Does it change your perception about the product? Does something as simple as how you open a bottle of wine impact your perception of the value of the vino? Now think…same product. Would you expect to pay the...

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Springtime Chicken and Brie

Apr 1, 2011 by

I know it’s Spring, the calendar assures me it has arrived. As I write this is snowing here in Massachusetts. NO! This isn’t an April Fools joke; as I write this, it’s March 31st and it’s snowing. I do however have faith that eventually we’ll be whining about the heat and humidity- and summer will be here! Here’s a recipe that requires minimal prep time, can be done hours in advance and reminds me that the snow will melt. Springtime Chicken and Brie Ingredients 3-4 cups shredded roasted chicken 1 large wedge Brie, cut into 1″ pieces 3 tbsp fresh chopped garlic 1 cup basil-julienne 4 plum tomatoes, cut into 1″ pieces 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt and Pepper to taste 1 lb pasta bowties Directions Combine Brie, garlic, basil, tomatoes and...

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