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Themed Zumba

December 8th, 2012 at 4:07 pm by under The Rhode Show

The dance crazed workout called “Zumba” has been sweeping the nation, and I experienced why. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International dance themes, rhythms and music. It combines high energy dance moves and music, that works your body to the core—friends, families, and strangers of all ages can enjoy.

I experienced an intense workout, with Zumba instructor Krissy of Krissy’s Dance & Fitness Studio in Providence. This “PC” graduate, fell in love with Zumba in college, and it’s been a match made in heaven ever since. Not only does Krissy teach Zumba, she teaches “Themed Zumba,” and I experienced the magic.

I ventured down to KDF Studio for themed Zumba, which I heard so much about, and the place was packed with women of all ages, dressed in their most adorable Christmas attire.

Instructor Krissy waisted no time, and started working us quick with Christmas songs and high energy moves. About 30 minutes into the workout, I was ready to throw the towel in, but I had to tough it out and show my “Rhodey” side…meaning you never give up! So, I continued giving it my all. From hip shaking moves, to a core intense workout; I left feeling like a brand new women with tighter glutes!

Overall, I had a great time working out with Krissy and all the ladies. They were all phenomenal and extremely fun!

If you would like more information on Krissy, visit her website.
www.kdfstudio.com

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Farm Fresh Fajitas

November 30th, 2012 at 11:19 am by under The Rhode Show

Happy Friday!!

I’m so excited, because my package aired today on “Eating Well.”
I made Farm Fresh Steak Fajitas, that were pasture-raised from Black Bird Farm, with Chef David Dadekian of Eat Drink Rhode Island.

He’s an excellent cook! I love how he breaks down the ingredients and procedure in simple language, so novice cooks can follow along!

Steak Fajitas is a great dish to make on a Friday or just about any-day, because it’s super quick & easy!

Below is the recipe.

Steak Fajitas

Ingredients:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
juice of 4 freshly squeezed lime juice (approximately 4 tablespoons total)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
4 scallions, sliced
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 pounds skirt or flank steak
1 cup green pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup onion, thinly sliced
kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
flour tortillas, grated cheese, lime wedges

Procedure:
Puree oil, soy sauce, juice, sugar, scallions, garlic, pepper flakes and cumim in a blender. Cut the steak into two to four pieces (making it manageable for your sauté pan). Combine marinade and skirt steak in a resealable bag and marinate overnight or at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.

Remove steak from marinade, drip-drying the meat as much as possible. In a sauté pan over medium-high heat cook the steak approximately 3-4 minutes each side. Let the meat rest for at least 15 minutes. While the steak is resting, sauté peppers and onions until soft. Salt & pepper to taste.

Thinly slice the steak across the grain of the meat. Serve on warmed flour tortillas with peppers and onions. Other options are a light sprinkle of grated cheese and a wedge of lime.

ENJOY!!!

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Thankful…

November 23rd, 2012 at 5:36 pm by under General Talk, The Rhode Show

This Thanksgiving was amazing!

I always enjoy time with my family, but this year was extremely memorable. I’m not sure, if it’s the fact that we’re getting older, and the time spent together is extra special, but this Thanksgiving meant the world to me. My family and I had so much exciting news to share with each other. From job opportunities, a couple cousins becoming homeowners, and sharing my journey about the Rhode Show, there wasn’t a dull moment; besides when it was time to wash dishes!

We shared great laughs, even better food & great family time.

I’m thankful for the blessings of my family, health & the endless possibilities the future holds!

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving as well!

*And Kudos to those who braved the Black Friday crazed shoppers, like my cousin Shima. She stood in line at Best Buy for 8hours, even leaving Thanksgiving dinner early to buy all her electronics, as a result, she got everything she wanted!

Black Friday shoppers rock. You guys are dedicated!!!

 

 


Black Bird Farm

November 16th, 2012 at 1:51 pm by under The Rhode Show

I filmed my 2nd package for “Eating Well” at Black Bird Farm in Smithfield, Rhode Island, with chef David Dadekian of “Eat Drink Rhode Island.”
I’ve been to a farm twice, in my 20+ yrs of living. What can I say, I’m a City Girl with Country Flair, which I quickly realized! I had a blasts on the farm, probably more than the animals. From walking in mud, rubbing the noses of some of the animals, to receiving the full tour of the farm by owner Ann Marie Bouthillette; whose family has owned the farm for decades. It was quite an experience.
I can’t wait for my piece to air.

Stay tuned for scheduling!

The farm offers cooking classes, in addition to produce for sale.

Black Bird Farm is located at 122 Limerock Rd. Smithfield, Rhode Island


Dunkin Donuts

November 9th, 2012 at 7:43 pm by under The Rhode Show

I had a blasts today at Dunkin Donuts in Cranston, RI., for the top 5 #SFAS appearance.

We were there to collect tips,  in an effort to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims, injunction with the Red Cross.

If you follow me on twitter, I’m sure you saw ALL my tweets, promoting the event.

For those that unfortunately missed out, you missed a good time, but here’s a run down!

The customers were all extremely friendly and welcoming.

Not to mention, the employees were funny, helpful, and a pleasure to work with.

I left with a one of a kind coffee drink. It had so many ingredients, I couldn’t event start to tell you what it consisted of, but it was deelish!

A great day overall!!!

Thanks to those who came out to support…We truly appreciated it. People affected by Hurricane Sandy will benefit from our efforts today!!

Follow me on twitter to stay in the loop…https://twitter.com/TSWHITLOW

xoxo…Thanks for Reading!

Enjoy your weekend:)

 

 


Filming 1st Package

November 8th, 2012 at 8:18 pm by under The Rhode Show

Yesterday was very eventful, it truly was. It was one of those days you wished someone besides you, witnessed the hilarity that you experienced.

Let’s start from the beginning of the day, which was normal. I had the pleasure of experiencing a different side of Rhode Island, much different from my childhood memories.

Unfortunately, I can’t reveal the location…as of yet, because the piece is still unfinished. Once finished, I’ll discuss the adventures of my location at a later date.

Okay, back to my adventures of filming in the rain with a wind gust of over 40mph. So I’m wrapping up my piece, but I still need a couple of exterior shots of my location.

The rain starts…couldn’t have started at a better time lol. To obtain my shots, I proceed to the middle of a field to film.

So here I am in the middle of a field, filming against high winds, rain, while holding an umbrella that’s now turned inside out, and I’m freezing lol (laugh out loud).

I was being blown in every direction, soaked from the rain. In addition, to wiping my lens so my shots were clear and use-able, and keeping the camera dry, which wasn’t an easy task, I couldn’t stop laughing.

I know your probably thinking “Why are you laughing…odds are against you & why are you filming in the rain?”

If I wasn’t resilient and wanted this opportunity as bad as I do, I would probably agree, but that moment brought me closer to my dream.

I realized at that moment, showbiz is the hardest working business that looks so seamless!

From the outside, all we see is the finished project, but from the inside, we know the hard work and grit that’s involved to make the picture look seamless.

But with anything, the more you practice and perform, the easier it gets.

I wish I took a picture of myself blowing in the wind, it truly was a funny site, but I’m sure some passer by who thought I was crazy took one.

I guess I’ll have to wait for it to surface on twitter or instagram…with my luck, it’ll be both!

 

Here’s a little hint of my location for inquiring minds… :)