February 2015 was not my favorite month of all time. On Wednesday the 25th my car got totaled when a young woman rear-ended my car going 40 while I was at a dead stop waiting to make a turn. What’s even worse is that I was waiting to turn into my own driveway. Not cool.… Continue reading Gluten Free: Two Words I Never Thought I’d Say
Stuffing a bird or making a pot roast this holiday season? Make sure you put a bay leaf in it! Daily Prompt: We all have our semi-secret, less-known personal favorites — a great B-side, an early work by an artist that later became famous, an obscure (but delicious) family recipe. Share one of your unsung… Continue reading The Unsung Hero of My Kitchen: Bay Leaf
I’ve had a very French weekend, and I didn’t even realize it was Bastille Day today until I glanced at a calendar. I always tried to avoid the France obsession when I was younger, because of course taking French in school and taking a trip to Paris is the ultimate girly-girl thing, and I strive… Continue reading Happy Bastille Day!
My mother and I have differing views on soup. To me, soup means broth with savory bits floating in it. To my mother, soup is a near-solid: an aggregate of vegetables and meat. Broth? Who needs it?
It started innocently enough. “This cheesecake is really good,” said my dad, “I wonder if it would be good with a graham cracker crust.” “Probably, but I didn’t have any graham crackers,” my mom replied.
Every night I face the same dilemma: what to have for dinner? Sometimes it leads to absolute joy; usually it’s an exercise in Sisyphean frustration. It begins after lunch, sometimes before. I stare at my computer and I think about what to eat for dinner. I search the internet for recipes based on what I… Continue reading Dinner For One
Ok, here is my peanut sauce recipe. I don’t measure anything, so just go by what tastes good to you. I eat this over noodles with any kinds of veggies, meats, or tofu thrown in. Peanut Sauce Ingredients Approx ½ cup Creamy or chunky Adams Peanut butter (do not use the no-stir kind; it won’t… Continue reading Peanut Sauce
There is a fly in my apartment. A huge one. Last week there was a ladybug, but it’s appearance coincided with a friend’s visit and it disappeared as soon as he left. Perhaps it was his familiar. The doors of my fireplace are vibrating. This is disconcerting because I’m always afraid an animal will fall… Continue reading A Few Things
A few days ago, a friend sent me a link to an article titled 13 Things Made of Bacon That Shouldn’t Be. The article features things made of real bacon and things made of fake bacon. I like bacon as much as anyone else, but I’ve had it with bacon-themed non-food items such as the… Continue reading Bacon Is For Eating
As I’ve said before, I am a ruminator. I think about the same things over and over and over again. In some instances this is really unhealthy and causes me to freak out and defeat myself with repetitive negative thought patterns. In less serious instances, my single-mindedness just leads me to become obsessed with things… Continue reading Obsessions y Compulsions