• Chris Goal

    Fan Favorite – Please Vote!

    Thursday, April 25, 2013

    Congratulations to Tappara on an unbelievable 2012-2013 season!   Tappara played Game 6 of the Championship round on Wednesday night. A series and season-ending game was played, and…

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  • Kale Spinach Salad

    Super Greens, Strawberry & Avocado Salad wi...

    Friday, April 19, 2013

    Hi All–I’m unpacked and settling in, here in MinneSNOWta Minnesota! I thought I’d share a yummy salad recipe that my family made and loved, the other night.  …

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  • Boston On The Charles

    For Boston

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    Marathon Monday and Patriots Day.   A holiday around the city of Boston and something people look forward to each year. A day that I have been fortunate…

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  • Chris Jack

    The Brothers Connolly

    Saturday, April 13, 2013

    Huomenta…Good Morning! (Or Good Evening, depending on your time zone.) Late Thursday night, Chris and I picked up his brother Jack, at the Helsinki airport. Jack’s season has…

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  • Tappara 61

    Six To Eight Weeks

    Friday, March 29, 2013

    Hey ya’ll…TGIF!   I’m happy to report that Tappara won on Wednesday night, and will be advancing to the semi-final round! However, when I had stated that, “C…

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  • TapparaHIFK

    High-Fives

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

      Playoff hockey is in full swing, and I’m loving it! Chris has played four games in the past six days, and Tappara will play their fifth and (hopefully)…

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  • Ice Skating

    Sushi In Finland

    Monday, March 18, 2013

    How was everyone’s weekend? Our’s was great, here in Tampere. Chris had Saturday and Sunday off–a well deserved break before playoffs start, this week.   Friday we went…

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  • Ice rink

    Life Is Full

    Thursday, March 14, 2013

    These past few weeks have flown by! I thought I’d update you on this weeks happenings via some pictures I’ve snapped along the way.   I was invited…

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  • Jäähalli

    A Note To C

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    Tonight marks the last regular season hockey game of Chris’ rookie season. Back in August when I arrived in Finland, I could have never pictured this day. It’s…

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  • Zucchini pasta

    Zucchini Pasta

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Zucchini “pasta” is a great low-carb, gluten and grain-free pasta alternative, and a favorite of ours, around here! Cooking it is optional, though I prefer it cooked, and…

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Apr
25

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Fan Favorite – Please Vote!

Chris Goal

Congratulations to Tappara on an unbelievable 2012-2013 season!

 

Tappara played Game 6 of the Championship round on Wednesday night. A series and season-ending game was played, and Tappara’s opponent Ässät, became the 2012-2013 SM-liiga Champions. Chris and his team should be so proud of all they have accomplished this season!!

 

I have a favor to ask all of you…

On Tappara’s website, there is a survey set up, asking fans to vote for Tappara’s best player from this 2012-2013 season.

Click on the link I have provided and Please Vote for Chris Connolly! I think you can only vote once a day per device, but why not vote multiple times, right?

 

 

Let’s see how many votes we can get for our favorite Tappara player! (Survey is on the right side of the page.)

 

 

Thanks everyone!!

Congrats again to Tappara and Ässät on a great ending to an exciting hockey season!

 

 

 

(Image via Google)

Apr
19

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Super Greens, Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Kale Spinach Salad

Hi All–I’m unpacked and settling in, here in MinneSNOWta Minnesota!

I thought I’d share a yummy salad recipe that my family made and loved, the other night.

 

 

Super Greens, Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

 

Ingredients:

For the salad:

4 cups chopped kale, stems removed

2 cups chopped spinach

1 cup sliced strawberries

1/3 C sliced almonds

1/4 C feta cheese

 

For the dressing:

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp honey

1/2 tsp poppy seeds

1/8 tsp salt

1/8 tsp black pepper

 

Directions:

Massage kale until darker in color and tender.

Place kale and spinach in a large bowl.

Add strawberries, avocado, almonds and feta cheese.

In a small jar, combine olive oil, lemon juice, honey, poppy seeds, salt and pepper. Mix well.

Pour the dressing over the salad and serve.

 

 

This salad was an amazing addition to our meal, but would be wonderful as a main entree salad with grilled chicken added to it!

Hope you love this as much as we did!!

 

Apr
16

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For Boston

Boston On The Charles

Marathon Monday and Patriots Day.

 

A holiday around the city of Boston and something people look forward to each year. A day that I have been fortunate to be at a handful of times, in a city that I have been lucky enough to call home. A day that is very special to me, as it is the day that Chris and I met, three years ago, while cheering on mutual friends running the marathon.

 

My heart, my thoughts and all of my prayers go out to the victims, their families and all of those affected by the tragic events that have occurred today in Boston. Xo

 

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Chris Goal

Fan Favorite – Please Vote!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Congratulations to Tappara on an unbelievable 2012-2013 season!   Tappara played Game 6 of the Championship round on Wednesday night. A series and season-ending game was played, and…

Kale Spinach Salad

Super Greens, Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hi All–I’m unpacked and settling in, here in MinneSNOWta Minnesota! I thought I’d share a yummy salad recipe that my family made and loved, the other night.  …

Boston On The Charles

For Boston

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Marathon Monday and Patriots Day.   A holiday around the city of Boston and something people look forward to each year. A day that I have been fortunate…

Chris Jack

The Brothers Connolly

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Huomenta…Good Morning! (Or Good Evening, depending on your time zone.) Late Thursday night, Chris and I picked up his brother Jack, at the Helsinki airport. Jack’s season has…