Day 24: Soup Season Country

I'm headed to the land where it gets cold.  I sweat picking out warm clothing to take there.  I had to pack socks, a jacket, long sleeves.  But it will all be worth it to see T1 and T2.  No doubt there will be fine celebrating - with food of course. South Florida is growing …

Day 23: Learning to Speak Food

Speaking the language of food now comes naturally.  Speaking that language had humble beginnings.  I will prove that with the first recipe card I received.  It's for Peanut Butter Toast. Ingredients:  Bread; Jiff Creamy Style Peanut Butter. Directions:   Toast 2 or more slices of bread - light brown - spread with p. butter.  Cut into "fingers." Eat …

Day 22: Comfort Food

"You must go to bed and rest" said the doctor, many many years ago. How many days in my life have I longed for someone to tell me I had to go to bed and rest, just for a day or two. This edict long ago, was the requirement for the rest of my pregnancy. …

Day 21: Sal, The Boys, And A Rainy Day

Grocery Shopping is my staple happy space.  It was distressing when I didn't find happy in the space people do grocery shopping nearby.  It's not possible to pinpoint all the reasons why, but the grocery stores here are different enough in price, people, & etiquette that I would describe my early shopping as uncomfortable and unpleasant. …

Day 20: My One Pot Wonder

How does a one pot wonder choose recipes:   "Based on complexity, how many dishes it requires and how long it takes to prepare." Reason for cooking recipes that require only one pot:  "I hate doing dishes" What is your pot limit?  "If a recipe requires 3 or more pots, I would only make it …

Day 19: The Forgotten Lunch Bag

Hot lunch. What do those words bring up for you? Pack a lunch. How about those words - any thoughts? 27 years ago I packed my hubby's lunch every night and wrote a note to tuck in the bag.  Yes I was smitten, and still am...but I don't pack it every night anymore and I …

Day 17: The 2nd Sweet

On my birthday this year, I ate dessert for lunch.  I've discovered Kilwains Ice Cream since moving to South FL as well as Orange Leaf Fro Yo and recently, Burger Fi Frozen Custard.  Those are my go to favorite dessert spots.   What they have in common:  Someone else made it and I ate it. …

Day 16: Sweet Newspaper Recipes

I worked for a hospice organization in Boulder for 3 years before moving.  Hospice is meaningful, holistic healthcare during a sacred season of life.  The nurses, chaplains, certified nursing assistants, social workers, grief counselors were nothing shy of remarkable.  They changed me.  One of the phrases we commonly threw around was 'eat dessert first.'  It's …

Day 15: Gone fishin…

Well not really - I'm not much of a fisher girl.  But I need a night off.  Giving myself grace.  Sometimes that's more necessary than food. I'll leave you this thought to ponder...   “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” ― Miles Kington