Back in April… I raced this little red beauty – a Ferrari 458 Italia – around a race course. I had a professional race car instructor slash driver in the passenger seat beside me as I raced each lap, coaching me and giving me instruction. It was one of the most amazing things I have done, and can’t wait to do it again. It definitely awakened a passion in me that I always knew was there. And this gorgeous car is definitely my dream car! 🙂

April 3, 2016 - Ferrari 458 SpiderApril 3, 2016 - Ferrari 458 Spider (2)



When Porsche Cars North America Inc invites you to come “test drive” not one, not two, but eight of their fleet of cars.. including the Porsche 911 Carrera S, the 718 Boxster S, and the 911 Carrera 4S around a race don’t say no. 😉

Then add the Porsche Cayenne S and Cayenne GTS, the Macan S or Macan GTS, a Panamera GTS, and even a Cayenne S E-Hybrid.. and it’s just another tough day of racing..!

Its a tough job.. but somebody has to do it! 😉

July 9, 2016 - Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
A little 911 Carrera 4S


July 9, 2016 - Porsche 718 Boxster
With the 718 Boxster S… though my favourite of the three race cars was that fabulous little silver one behind me in the photo – 911 Carrera S..


July 9, 2016 - Porsche Destination Drive
Just a few of the Porsches found that day on the race course.. 😉

Lentil and Vegetable (Purée)

As I have mentioned before in another post, lentils are a good, inexpensive source of protein. They also provide iron, which is very important in brain development, particularly between the ages of six months and two years. So I like the idea of making gourmet baby food with lentils to take advantage of their nutrional goodness. 🙂

I heated vegetable oil and sauteed chopped leek (.you can use onions as well), chopped carrots, and chopped celery for five minutes. I rinsed the lentils, then added them to the pan. I then added peeled and chopped sweet potato and sauteed for one minute. I poured in tomato purée, and one tablespoon of water. I covered the pan and cooked for about 30 minute. I removed the pan from the heat, and stirred in grated cheddar cheese until it melted. I chopped it further in a blender, but still kept it chunky. But you can completely purée it if you prefer. 🙂