Experience has taught me I have an addictive personality. I find a new hobby and do it to excess and then abruptly stop, moving on to the next new thing. Sewing? Yup. Papercrafts? Yup. Cross-stitch? Yup. Projects are started and I go gangbusters on it until I am bored or distracted and then I move…
Category: Food for thought
Relationship Status? Complicated Part 3 – Toxic Comfort
The differing ways people look at food tell me a lot about who they are and sometimes how they grew up. Do they look at food as fuel, comfort, or something else? In my experience people who think of food only as fuel have probably never been in a state of want. Because of my…
As the Stomach Turns – Pet Peeves 2023
I have a love/hate relationship with several things lately and one of them is Facebook. This week FB reminded me that I needed to write my Pet Peeves blog. It has been three years since my last one. These are the things and happenings that make me want to shout “Fuck off!” This is the…
Relationship Status? Complicated. Part 2 – My Experience as a Waitress
I hope you took the time to read Part 1 about my experience with poverty and food as a youth. Read on for the second part in the multi-part series. In my humble opinion, I think everyone should experience work in food service at some point in their life. Whether it is waiting tables, working…
Relationship Status? It’s Complicated – Part one – Ancient History
Currently, the area of the Hudson Valley where I grew up is the darling of the media. It has even been written up in Bon Appetit. I nearly choked on my tea when I read that. There have been James Beard award nominees across several years. My brain couldn’t compute that AT ALL the first…
It’s Giftmas Time Again – Holiday Gift Guide 2022
My annual gift guide for the holidays or any time really. You’re welcome.
Mostly Meatless Cookbook?
A dyed in the wool omnivore chooses to cook mostly meatless, based on a cookbook club. Is she growing up, or is the book THAT good?
Waste Not Want Not
I have been thinking a lot about household waste lately and how I can make better use of what I have.
My Life in Curry – Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad
If you decided after one curry dish that you hate curry, you are missing out. There is so much to love about curry in all of its iterations.
A Holiday Season Like No Other
2021 made me face changes of all kinds, but this holiday season is like no other.