Category: Cooking

2016 Word – Hustle

In the early part of 2016, I used One Word to frame the year and my intentions. The word that chose me was “hustle” after I’d done Jon Acuff’s “30 Days of Hustle” in January. Although I’d initially picked something else as my word, it became apparent that was to be my word this year. I…

Read more 2016 Word – Hustle

Finding New Hobbies

As this year has gone on, I found myself needing some new interests. Unfortunately, very little appealed to me. I finally set the following criteria: It could not require hours behind a computer. I spend all day in front of a screen for my job and I can’t do it at home all night and…

Read more Finding New Hobbies

Missing: A Personality

I seem to have lost my personality recently. My “part-time” job has been fairly high stress due to some turnover and I’ve been working a lot of hours to transition, streamline, and meet tax due dates. I’ll get those hours back, but not for a while. If you want to discuss Excel functions and formulas,…

Read more Missing: A Personality

Battle of the Turkeys

One of the newest traditions for Thanksgiving is the battle of the turkeys, done for the second time this year. My daughter roasts a turkey in the oven; my son-in-law smokes it in the Big Green Egg.  There’s a fair amount of taunting teasing as to who will have the superior turkey, along with the…

Read more Battle of the Turkeys

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

One of my favorite places to people watch is at the farmer’s market.  There’s such a variety of people, from young families to old women using food stamps.  The farmer’s have their own stories as well.  Some farm full-time, others are helping their parents or grandparents, and some are doing it on the side to…

farmer's market, Williamsburg, Virginia

Read more Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

Homemade Pizza!

My favorite boy toy and I made homemade pizza for supper.  Yum!  We even made the pizza dough from scratch.  We had fun, it tasted good, and it was a nice change of pace for our supper.  Shall I make you drool? Several  years ago, Mother Earth News had an article with a new idea…

Read more Homemade Pizza!

Taking An Unexpected Break

I’ve been taking a break from my blog rather unexpectedly.  So what was I doing instead?  Well, I was: Writing Cooking Reading Sleeping Writing – Several weeks ago, I started an on-line course from Sheila Bender, author of books about journaling and turning journals into personal essays.  The timing wasn’t the greatest, but I’ve been…

Read more Taking An Unexpected Break

Ode To A Straw

I love using straws!  It keeps my teeth from hurting from cold liquids.  The iced tea comes up, goes to the back of my mouth, where I taste and savor it before swallowing. I don’t like drinking my iced tea without a straw or a travel mug (sippy cups for adults).  The likelihood of sloshing…

Read more Ode To A Straw

Marry Fragrances For The Holidays

Just a reminder that Norad is tracking Santa’s progress around the world.  I’ve enjoyed this for quite a few years – check it out here. Scents evoke so many  memories and emotions.  I love the way the house smells after making butternut squash, turkey or especially cookies.  It’s easy to marry up compatible fragrances for some…

Read more Marry Fragrances For The Holidays