This Is Dangerous

Frankly I'm disappointed with the publicized Foodie world. They made my favorite food a bad 4 letter word ("carb"); they send mixed messages about what To Eat and what Not To Eat.  They make talented cooks/bakers/chefs cry on television when they are kicked off-let go-voted away from the kitchen because what they made was not …

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Day 30: Food Love Stories

Three Food Love StoriesKey Lime LoveWhen I turned 40 (yesterday...not really, a few yesteryears ago) my hubby threw me a surprise party.  He planned it via email in one week and no one blew it.  A handmade card from the girls gifted me with "go out with dad and we will stay home alone and …

Day 27: The Origin of Tea Time

Most of the people I first met in Florida were fellow dog owners in our Apartment complex.  The dogs gave us a common interest and reason for conversation.  A few of those women have become more than just a fellow dog owner.  I am thankful and know that as we get ready to finish the …

Day 26: Interview With Mother Mary

At the beginning of this writing project, I knew I would interview my mother.  It may have been the best 2 hours of my whole week.  And this is how she began:"When I think of food - it wakes up everything in me - wakes up sight, smell, taste; it delights all my senses."We set …

Day 25: Help My Heart

First of all, I know that it is not October 25th today.  It is the 31st, but I am finishing my challenge of 31 days even if I spill into November.  This is Grace to me and bending the un-stone-like rules.  I had to pause for travels in soup country where the colors were brilliant and the …

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. …