See that steam? The picture doesn't do it justice. There was even more steam as The Great Thaw progressed. It all started with me not reading the directions of a recipe in detail. I had all intentions of cooking Butternut Squash Spaghetti....until I got home and read that after I fight with the butternut squash … Continue reading This is probably a terrible idea.
Every Spring, my family and I pick out plant or flower seeds, pot them, and wait for them to grow. The first week is always the hardest for my kids. Nothing appears to be happening, and they aren't the most patient of creatures. Usually a couple of weeks go by and tiny sprouts are finally … Continue reading Legos
To some, this may look like one of those obligatory pictures on social media of a meal that has yet to be eaten or enjoyed. This is actually after I made it, after I placed it lovingly on the table for my children, and after they balked at the idea of eating BBQ Jackfruit with … Continue reading This is what defeat looks like….
Being elbow deep in a blender, that's what. Let me explain. Tonight, I made my very first lasagna. Not just any lasagna, but a vegan lasagna. Yeah, I know. Stay with me. It was quite the undertaking considering that it requires pressing tofu.... have you ever pressed tofu? It's crazy. First off, it smells. Bad. … Continue reading Do you know what living on the edge is?
When you find out your close friend has cancer.... all you can do is laugh with her. Friend: "What if they scan me and I light up like a Christmas tree?".... Me: "You can call it your Christmas Cancer." Friend: "Do you think if I go back into the office and ask for the cancer, … Continue reading Late Night Conversations
Breakfast.Lunch.Dinner.Snacks in-between.This.Is.My.Life.I enjoy cooking. I enjoy eating. I do not enjoy cleaning up after cooking and eating. Someone should keep track of the percentage of my time spent in the kitchen. That someone will not be me as I enjoy breathing in a normal pattern. If I were to keep a record of it, hyperventilation … Continue reading My Life Revolves Around the Kitchen
I never thought I had a dependence upon garlic until I went without it.I know that it was in there last week when I cleaned out the refrigerator. I'm certain that I put it back in the fridge and I know that I had plenty to spare.... so where did it go?The weekend consisted of … Continue reading Hi. My name is J and I’m addicted to garlic.
....and pick up the phone for delivery. I base almost everything in my life on a cost (or time) to value ratio. Basically, is the juice worth the squeeze? Usually, it's not but sometimes it really gives you a nice cup of O.J. Not this time. I spent almost 90 minutes making Sautéed Basil Chicken. … Continue reading Things that make you roll your eyes….
Why are capers so immensely hard to get out of their teeny jars? I certainly never need enough capers to warrant purchasing a giant jar of them. Though said jar has a wide enough opening that would allow me easy access to retrieve the capers, I'm just not willing to buy one. The 4-ounce jar … Continue reading Capers….who needs ’em?
....was with myself. This entry is not about cooking or food. It's about much more than preparing sustenance. I've been running this race for over a year and it finally ended on Sunday. The long, hard, marathon of thoughts running through my head; feelings that I've never felt before. Clarity was reached shortly after mile … Continue reading The hardest race I ever ran….