Hot Chocolate

Because of a condition, I am unable to consume more caffeine that what is in a candy bar. Caffeine consumption makes my heart feel like it is beating out of rhythm and it feels like what I would imagine a heart attack might feel like – but I have no idea what that would feelContinue reading “Hot Chocolate”

Picky Eaters?

I never liked the term picky eater. One of my daughters has a huge range of foods and tastes she accepts and even loves. She can eat bitter chocolates, tea, cilantro, onions, spices, etc. The other? Not so much. But I’ve never called her a picky eater. To me, the term picky eater alludes toContinue reading “Picky Eaters?”

Girl Scout Cookie Widow

Most of you have heard of a football widow, right? That’s when the woman is ignored while her husband is obsessed with football season. He leaves her alone while he watches football on every tv and station in the house. Nobody I love cares that much about any sport ball. Girl Scouts are another story.Continue reading “Girl Scout Cookie Widow”

I Bought An Egg Poacher

There are so many ways to cook the humble egg. Eggs can be hard boiled, soft boiled, hard scrambled, soft scrambled, fry sunny side up, fry over easy, fry over medium, fry over hard, or made into an omelet or a frittata. Even baked (shirred) eggs are tasty. Basted eggs seem just greasy to meContinue reading “I Bought An Egg Poacher”

Do Animals Know Their Names?

Obviously human animals know their names. Sometimes, when mom would call out my name I would pretend that I could not “hear” her but I KNEW she was calling me. When I call for my cat, Ivan, he comes but is he coming because he knows IVAN is his name or is he just comingContinue reading “Do Animals Know Their Names?”

Presents

It’s that time of year when many people are scrambling to find presents for each other. People that do not celebrate a gift giving winter holiday are feeling pretty smug and I can’t blame them. I am jealous though. I like giving gifts, I really do. I will be at an art festival and IContinue reading “Presents”

Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat or Grits?

What do you eat for breakfast? I know people around me eat cold cereal, eggs and bacon, pastries, etc. In the hot cereal category there seems to be some strong opinions on if you should eat oatmeal, cream of wheat or grits depending on where you are from. A typical South Korean breakfast in theContinue reading “Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat or Grits?”

I Love Brunch!

Growing up, I ate very little breakfast. I had many miles to walk to my school in Korea and I could not stand the sight of food that early. So I skipped breakfast and was starving by lunch. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but I didn’t miss it. IContinue reading “I Love Brunch!”