Author Archives: Domestocrat

About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, cereal, going to shows, scarves, kettlecorn, Gwen Stefani, yoga, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

Things I Love: Spring Things

After having the snowiest ever winter on record in Boston, it finally feels like Spring has sprung. It was a looooong wait, let me tell you. Aside from simply getting out of my house and being outside (which truly feels like … Continue reading

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Recipe: Beets with Lemon, Almonds, and Goat Cheese

One of my favorite Portlandia sketches is the ‘911 Beet Emergency’ sketch. You’ll have to watch it, and be a fan of beets, to know why. Even though beets always temporarily scare the crap out of me when I eat … Continue reading

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Cream Pie

Happy Pi Day! I’m always down for cookies, ice cream is my jam, cake only on special occasions, and pie very seldomly. I’m not sure why that is since pie is amazing. Sometimes crusty pies seem really heavy I think. … Continue reading

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Book Review: You’re Not Doing It Right by Michael Ian Black

In my impressionable teen years of the 90’s I discovered The State on MTV. A show I shouldn’t have been watching on a channel forbidden in my house (my mom would later block MTV but all that did in 1996 … Continue reading

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Simple Snack: Celery, Cream Cheese, Pumpkin Seeds

My grandparents always have whipped cream cheese in their fridge. It has always been, and remains, one of my favorite little quirks of theirs. For some reason, whipped cream cheese seemed like such a foreign luxury item to me as … Continue reading

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Simple Snack: Crackers, Cheese, & Fruit

I’ve been working with a nutritionist for the last few months to balance my diet, get fresh and new meal ideas, and to look at trends in my diet. One trend is that I need an afternoon snack between lunch and … Continue reading

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Feel The Fear…And Do It Anyway…Even If You’re Fat…

I’ve always liked that Susan Jeffers quote “feel the fear…and do it anyway.” Mind over matter, and all that. Despite having a crippling fear of public speaking, I have been volunteering to do more of it at work. Public speaking … Continue reading

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