Even though I'm a from-scratch cook, I hadn't realized how much my eating habits were affect by the back-to-the-land movement until I read this book.
With it being the beginning of a new year, so any of the blogs I read are selecting their words of the year. This always annoys me. Maybe in my HR career I was forced to suffer through too many mission statement brainstorming sessions. To me, they are one and the same - meaningless and a… Continue reading What’s in a Word?
I bought my Betty Crocker Cookbook when I was 21 years old. I still have it and still use it. The waffles and pancakes recipes are on opposite sides of the same page - a page that has seen more than its fair share of batter and cleaning, as the warping indicates. In listening to… Continue reading Betty Crocker
It's been quite a while since I've sat in the confessional to reveal a not-so-deep, not-so-hidden secret to my readers. This time it is about food. As you know, I love cooking from scratch. I'm always so tickled to find out how to make items I never knew could be created at home, things like… Continue reading Food Confessional
My from-scratch skill set continues to grow, which makes my heart go pitter pat. I make my new favorite homemade food nearly every weekend, and it brightens up my breakfasts throughout the week. It's yogurt! I was already eating yogurt two times a week, but since my favorite kind is the Greek style, it can… Continue reading Science Experiment
I have lots of crazy notions that I love to explore. As much as I enjoy learning new skills, I'm not big on watching videos as a first line of knowledge. I prefer to read about it, try it, and only if it goes so terribly wrong that I couldn't figure it out on my own do… Continue reading Hill of Beans
Last year I discovered the work of Barbara Kingsolver quite by accident. I was browsing through the audiobook section of the library and found Flight Behavior. I vaguely recalled having read something about it, so I decided to give it a go. I love it when authors are talented at reading their own stories, and she definitely… Continue reading Animal Vegetable Miracle
Whenever I am trying out a recipe for the first time, I follow the directions exactly. After I know what it tastes like, I feel free to alter away. The only time I make changes to start with is either if the ingredient is one I don't eat, or one where I have an acceptable… Continue reading Rogue Cooking
Some days I wonder why I can't simply be given all the answers to life up front. "Wouldn't it be easier to know when that information would be most useful?" my impatient mind asks. I know when I look back to the times in my life when money was the tightest, I really wish I… Continue reading Late Arriving Lessons
I'm more than old enough to know that not everything that I read is true (but wait! I read it on the internet AND heard it on talk radio, it MUST be true). Every once in a while, though, an idea expressed makes me wonder. Recently I listened to The End of Overeating as an… Continue reading What’s Eating Me