Friday, February 18, 2005

Ellen's Cookin'

I love to cook and looks like a lot of other Ellens do too.

For your culinary pleasure:

Ellen Albertson, one half of the "Cooking Couple"
Ellen Ecker Ogden
Cheap CookingEllen Ferlazzo's site about saving money on food shopping and lots of other great tips. Ellen's blog, Chronicles of a Curious Cook has a nice selection of cheap recipes with photos.
Among her many achievements, food writer Ellen Brown authored several Idiot's Guides, including this onewhich I have and love.

And for dessert, Pastries by Ellen.

Okay, now I'm really hungry.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Zoo Ellen

Among the many tributes Ellen MacArthur received for breaking her world record, this oneis most likely the strangest.

I wonder how Ellen feels about this. Personally, I'd rather have a sandwich named after me.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Small Town Ellen

As a kid, we spent some summers in the Catskills and at some point would end up in Ellenville. I remember feeling incredibly special being in a town bearing my name and always wondered who the Ellen was it was named after.

Read "The History of Ellenville" to reveal that answer. Lots more history can be found here.

Ellenville was the home of many hotels and bungalow colonies where many of my relatives went to escape the heat of the summer. I didn't get it exactly, since it was pretty hot up there too. Guess it was more affordable than other places. Among the many hotels was the Nevele, which amazingly is still there. I was a spellling whiz in school and I remember feeling so clever when I figured out that Nevele is "eleven" spelled backwards. Here are some examples of Ellenville hotels in their heyday:
Mt. Meenaga Hotel
Breeze Lawn
Cherry Hill

Wanna fly? Ellenville's The Hang Gliding Capital of the East.

Wonder if you get any town discounts for being an Ellen?

Monday, February 14, 2005

Ellen Has A Heart

It's Valentine's Day and I am sure you are as tired as I am of all of the news stories telling you how good chocolate is for you. Where's the holiday that's gonna tell me that pizza is good for me, too?

Here at e-is-for-ellen, we scoff at the traditional and here's today's tidbit:

What's a trucker to do on Valentine's Day? Ask Ellen.

Saturday, February 12, 2005


It was challenging and often dangerous, but Ellen MacArthur was determined to break the record for a solo sailing voyage around the globe. The daily updates were real life cliffhangers and so glad her hard work paid off!

Read all about it here.

Believe it or not, she's already planning her next challenge as there are other sailing records to break.

They should call her Tenacious E!