Scout living

Airstream ScoutI love our Airstream (especially Richard Neuman‘s sketch drawing!), and I truly can’t wait to hit the road. A life of adventure and joy awaits uS (although we are experiencing those emotions here, but we’re in idle mode at the moment). However, when I see a concept like this, put out by Airstream, my engines start revving in overdrive, and I can smell the burning tires in anticipation of “letting ‘er rip!”.

Photos of the Scout compliments of Airstream via Flickr.

Airstream dreaming … that’s what we are!

Facebook frenzy

FacebookOn the Facebook blog this morning, I was totally amazed at hearing this truth: “More than 175 million people use Facebook. If it were a country, it would be the sixth most populated country in the world.” It’s truly amazing how FB has been such an international phenomenon. I’m not a myspace user, never have and probably never will be (never say never :)), but I wonder how myspace features in popularity to FB?? Quite impressive, I must say, when you look at the numbers. I probably spend at least 30 minutes and upwards each and every day, communicating with friends, posting photos to my albums, and just catching up on everybody’s business. Did I really just say that? Well, yes indeed, FB has become the ultimate spy! Scary when you think about it, especially when FB turns around and says that: they own your content, whether that be photos, emails, wall postings, etc. (earlier this month FB changed its policy to say user content belonged to Facebook). Ack! With as many users as there is, CNN states that it’s no surprise that so many “outraged members canceled their accounts or created online petitions”. In fact, it created such a stir that “on Wednesday, Facebook reviewed user “feedback,” and reverted to its old policy”. Nice to know that they’re listening, ‘for now’. Keep alert dear people.

I love sharing my life with my friends and acquaintances, but at what cost to my own privacy and security, am I doing this?? Safety and security online is a misnomer, a myth, and certainly an untruth. The ultimate spy indeed, the internet. Look at Google Earth, Google maps … Google anything! Your backyard is our backyard, your content is the world’s content. Be wary, be smart and be safe out there, you hear?

Valentine’s Day yummy decadence

Here’s a yummy vegetarian recipe I’m sure will be a hit!
Give love unconditionally, sumptuously and with passion, every day of the year. Shouldn’t Valentines Day be every day with the one you love??

chocolate mousseSilken Chocolate Mousse:
(serves 6)

I found this recipe in Spa Magazine and it is by Cal-a-Vie’s executive chef Steve Pernetti.

Here’s the yummy recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 3 12-ounce packages of light, extra-firm silken tofu
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons Kahlua
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 fresh raspberries and mint leaves

Directions:
To make the mousse, combine two packages of tofu, cacao, a half cup of maple syrup, Kahlua, one tablespoon of vanilla, and cinnamon in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process 7 to 10 minutes until very thick and smooth, then chill for 20 minutes.
Make a tofu cream by blending remaining package of tofu, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or agave nectar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until combined and smooth.
Spoon alternating layers of mousse and tofu cream into wine or champagne glasses, garnish with raspberries and mint, and serve.

Engage your senses and enjoy every single scrumptious bite!