Friday, April 24, 2009

I have been meaning to post this recipe since the holidays, and since in the midst of cleaning I just found it again, it seemed like a sign for it finally to make onto " Its Really Only a Purple World".

In my family, we celebrate Passover. While shopping for items to feed twelve guests, at the last minute I grabbed a turkey breast to make in addition to my fifty dollar brisket. When I got home and started unpacking the groceries, I realized that I had bought a " Pickled Turkey Breast."

Okay....what in the name of all that is holy and good is a pickled turkey breast! And more importantly, what was I going to do with it

I scoured the looking for recipes and came across just one. Found on www.recipezaarcom, it Recipe # 327237. I reprint it here for your amusement:

3 1/2-4 lbs corned turkey (pickled turkey roast)
1 cup ketchup
1/2-3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1) Leaving the strings on, place the pickled turkey roast in clean water and bring to a boil. Lower the flame to low and cook for one hour.
2) Pour off all the water and rinse the roast well.
3) Refill the pot with clean water and cook again, this time for several hours until the roast is very tender (the roast should be nearly falling apart when you poke at it with a fork).
4) Pour off all the water and rinse again.
5) Now combine remaining ingredients in a pot and slowly heat up. When sauce is smooth add turkey roast, coating well on all sides.
6) Serve hot and enjoy!

And I must be came out FANTASTIC!

It has now become my most requested dish.

It figures, huh

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Announcing the Winner of My First Giveaway!

Thank you to all that entered! A winner was chosen via and the results are shown below:

True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 20

It is now confirmed that sito50 has won the totebag! It will go in the mail Monday.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

It has been great seeing how many people are following their way to my simple blog! I can't wait to go to to draw the exciting for both of us!

Stay tuned for more giveaways and my first real review....I promise it will be a good one!

Remember, giveaway ends tomorrow...make sure that you have followed the instructions carefully to have your entry count!

Monday, April 13, 2009

I am so very impressed with the number of people so far who have responded to my first giveaway! Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to enter. Please make sure that you are doing BOTH things in order to qualify to win the totebag, and come back after this giveaway for my next giveaway!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


As promised, I am announcing my first blog giveaway ( of what I hope will be many more to come!)

My wonderful boyfriend, Daryl, has generously donated this adorable tote bag to be won by one of my faithful followers.

ARV is $20 and this is brand new with all the tags intact, manufactured by Salamander Graphix.

Heres all you have to do:

(1) Become a follower of this blog


(2) Post a comment telling me that you are a follower and where you are from. Make sure to leave your email address in your comment so that I can contact you. If I can't contact you, you can't win.

You must do BOTH to win this item; it is my shameless way of building up a following so that I can bring you bigger and better giveaways:)

Thats it! Could not be easier! Winner will be chosen using from among all valid entries.

One entry per person, please!

Giveaway ends April 17th, 2009. Winner will be contacted by email and have three days to respond. If initial winner does not respond, an alternate winner will be chosen.

Now stop reading this already and enter!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Going to see Wizard of Oz at Madison Square Garden tomorrow with Daryl, my daughter, and my sister. This was a win from a fellow blogger; lucky me:) After that we are heading to Short Hills Mall for my daughter to participate in a focus group for Teen Vogue about fashion and clothing ( two of her favorite things) and she will receive a bag of designer clothing for her efforts. She is taking this very seriously and seems to feel as if her voice will make a difference, and I am encouraging that way of thinking.

I am also in the middle of arranging two giveaways here: the first will be a really cool e-book and the second will be a cool tote bag donated by my boyfriend Daryl to get me up and running. Stay tuned for more information and make sure to become a follower of this blog if you are reading this so that you do not miss out! your ruby slippers three times and say" There's no place like 'It's only a Purple World"


Friday, April 03, 2009

Looking to review your product or service....

If you have something you would like reviewed, please do not hesitate to contact me at I am open to any and all product review requests. Since I am just getting started, I have the time and energy to devote myself to giving your product or service my full attention.

C'mon now....let's see what you've got!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

" I felt like I died a little inside"..

No, this was not uttered by a famous poet or writer; instead my fifteen year old daughter, Sarah, uttered these words to me the other night...

Instead of coming home on the van, like she is supposed to, she decided to stay after school for some event. Only problem was, she neglected to call me and tell me so. I drove around the area for the better part of an hour waiting for the call to pick her up from the usual van drop, and finally called the van driver at home, only to be told she was at some school event.

As the hours ticked by, I got angrier and angrier...until about 8:30pm or so when I finally received the phone call:

Sarah: " Mom, I am sooo I totally forgot and it was school wide volleyball game and I was on the yellow team and we won..

Me: " You know I was worried and I drove around for an hour looking for you?"

Sarah: " Yes, Mommy I know and I am so sorry and I hurt you so much and I feel like I died a little inside for being so cruel.."

Me: "We will talk about this when you get home.."

Died a little inside, huh? Even for Sarah, that was original and amusing enough, I should add, that she escaped punishment...this time...

Keep them guessing...