Tag: cooking

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,…

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I Hate Chores!

  Today’s challenge on 30 Days of Lists is to list chores I actually enjoy. My answer is: NONE NOT ONE Nope, nothing I used to enjoy baking, but a) my husband dislikes homemade bread, especially for his sandwiches; b) my daughter didn’t care either and c) I can’t eat much of any baked goods,…

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How I Spent My Vacation

Remember when we would go back to school in the fall and the first assignment was an essay to write about what we did during our summer vacation?  Well, it’s much more fun to do when it’s a blog and no one’s grading it. I had a great time in Atlanta!  I drove down the Thursday…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Check It Off For Thanksgiving

Let’s see – here’s my Thanksgiving check-off.  I’ve included highlights of some recipes that I’ve used in the past (and they tasted great). Turkey – thawing (yes, use all the pepper called for in here) – CHECK Cranberry relish – done (if made ahead or frozen, leave the walnuts until right before ready to serve)…

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Gobble Up Special Treats

So many of our memories revolve around food.  Thanksgiving is coming up, followed by Christmas and the New Year.  Food is an important part of those celebrations.  Just the other day, I wrote about how an ordinary night our for supper turned into a special memory for no particular reason. In the childhood memories of…

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Bulk Food Cooking

I started cooking years ago with bulk foods.  I was a huge fan of vegetarian cookbook authors such as Laurel Robertson, Carol Flanders, Anna Thomas, and Nava Atlas.  It took a while to get the hang of it – 1.75 cups of water to each cup of brown rice; for wheat berries and oat groats,…

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