What does television mean to you?  Are you one of those people who has favorite programs?  Can you watch a series over and over again because you enjoy the characters so much? I probably have watched more than my fair share of TV but in my mind….I didn’t just watch….I was part of the cast. I ran across the prairie with Laura Ingalls.   I said good-night to John Boy each week on the Waltons.  I shook a tambourine with Partridge Family Band.  I was one of the Brady kids. I waited in line for the bathroom with the 8 Bradford siblings. The Cunninghams always welcomed meRead More →

What do you think of eggs? Are they a go-to morning food or do you eat them anytime of the day?  Are you only a scrambled person or do you change it up based upon your mood? Do you look at a meal and think it would be better with an egg on top or is your meal based around the egg? I love the versatility of eggs.  Poking a perfectly poached egg and watching the yolk burst out gives me the chills, the crispy edges of an oil fried egg makes me tingle and the bright yellow yolk of a flawless hard-boiled egg makes me feelRead More →

One of the best things about blogging about food is that there are opportunities to learn around every corner.  It doesn’t always have to be about food, it can also give you an experience to learn a little bit about yourself by meeting legends in the industry. On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, I was invited to join Olives from Spain  for an intimate reception hosted by…..wait for it….José Andrés!!!!!! “Named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People,” awarded “Outstanding Chef” and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, humanitarian and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup.” ThereRead More →

  When does a saying turn into a cliché?  I never realized that “clichés” were frowned upon.  I have a bone to pick with the people who are on the anti-cliché wagon. I thought there was no time like the present to publicly support these taboo sayings.  It actually makes me feel like I have a bee in my bonnet when I read all the banter about how clichés show a lack of creativity in a person’s writing.  (And yes, I am using clichés on purpose in this blog.) I don’t want to beat a dead horse but I lean toward a cliché in myRead More →

Do you ever eat something and then become obsessed?  Maybe you go eat it multiple times.  Maybe you use the google to find out recipes or restaurants that you can find it at.  Maybe you dream about it and wake up with your pillow in your mouth.  (My husband wakes up that way sometimes…..but it is because I try to smother him in his sleep…wait…I shouldn’t admit to that…this isn’t admissible…is it?  It is a blog…there is no truth in blogs…remember that, Judge…I mean, readers.) I’ve had a couple of things that I’m obsessed with but know I can’t write about them EVERY week.  (IRead More →

I had an epiphany last week. I seem to have a lot of them lately. They are true lightbulb moments that I sometimes look up to see if a lightbulb just flashed over my head.  I’m wondering if epiphanies come with age or I need maybe I just need to be medicated.  (Now I’m thinking of one of those medicine commercials advertising a drug for epiphanies and wondering what kind of a face an actor would make to show that emotion.) I digress.  I usually write a birthday blog but this year, I just couldn’t.  It had nothing to do with becoming a year older (because let’sRead More →

  Whether you are married, coupled or a parent, you learn things about your housemate(s) or at least you should learn things. I’ve been with my husband long enough to know the good stuff like he will be the first to apologize no matter what the issue, he always kisses me goodbye in the morning and he will fill my water glass every time he gets up. (Pretty awesome, right?) The things I have learned about him that ARE negative  are really kind of petty.  When you live with someone for YEARS, those things can sometimes really get under your skin like getting a dishRead More →

Reinventing the wheel.  Some say we should always be thinking of how to make things better and more efficient.  We can improve on concepts, make things visually more appealing and keep trying to better a product. We keep thinking that we can improve on things and yet we go back to square one…to the original…to the best. This can be a thought for technology, standard operating procedures and even for our own well being…..but does everything ALWAYS need to be changed?  Are we wasting time or are we challenging our minds? I think of these things a lot. I’m not sure if it is anRead More →

Practice makes perfect or in some cases practice is just practice.  My past weekend goal was to make Chinese Soup Dumplings (Xiao Long Bao).  Known also as basket dumplings or XLB,  they are probably my favorite dim sum option. To make them, you need to plan a day or so ahead because one of the key components is the “soup.”  The soup consists of various components such as pork skin, smoked ham, pork bones, ginger, scallions and Chinese rice wine.  (Like most soup bases ingredients vary and you can make it with chicken.) So, are you ready to learn how to make them?  Well youRead More →

Let me apologize for being a bit distracted this week and not getting a food blog up. I signed up this week to “Take Steps” with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation at the end of April.  It is a small walk in Fort Wayne, Indiana but it is a huge step for me. I wanted to mark my 40th year of living with Crohn’s by doing something and this seemed like the best fit.  (The picture I posted was my first hospital visit in 1978, I was only 7.) Most of you have read about some of my struggles in the past here on FeltRead More →