As multifarious flower blossoms blanket Pennsylvania and Mother’s Day passes, I’ve got Lucy on my mind.  I know I’m not the only one.  My dad lost his mom Lucy in late March, and life seems wistfully still without her.  With her garden flourishing in her absence, it’s a struggle to accept that she is truly … Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  If you are anything like me in that you view holidays as a golden opportunity to sleep in, you might be in need of a quick dish to whip up at the last minute.  Have no fear!  I have something that will hit the spot, and if you are lucky, you might … Continue Reading

First of all, why is this cartoon making me laugh so hard right now? Second of all, as promised, here are some more winning Thanksgiving recipes.  Since mashed potatoes are a must this time of year, I figured I would be amiss if I didn’t include them.  However, after being forced to eat potatoes EVERY … Continue Reading

Yeah, I just used a redundant negative like that.  What can I say?  I’m a rebel without a cause.  Who happens to like quinoa.  A LOT. Have you met quinoa?  If not, please allow me the honor of introducing the two of you.  This, my friend, is quinoa (or quinua, in Spanish):

However shall I paint it? I suppose it’s only appropriate to start from the beginning: June 12, 1982, my DOB.  Like other babies, I mingled with the occasional mashed banana, experimented with liquefied chicken and rice, and flirted with my fair share of smashed sweet potatoes. And sometimes, I ate cake/smeared it on my face. … Continue Reading