Do you have specific things that your mom said to you growing up that ring in your ears as part of your everyday life?  It can be little things like the way she said I love you or how she answered the phone.  It can be little affirmations that she would tell you all the time or even ways you were reprimanded.  (My mom is now reading this and feeling nervous as to what I’m about to say.)  On a daily basis, I get to hear my mom’s voice….part of it is because I call her all the time and the other part is thatRead More →

*Small edit….spell check had spelled “gochujang” wrong….I think I corrected it.  🙂 Every time I introduce a “new to me” ingredient” (like the gochujang in my last post) I get feedback. Some folks find the information very usual and can’t wait to try it on their own. (Gold Star!) There are folks who claim they can’t find the ingredient in their area. (But given how quickly they respond to the original post…I’m guessing that is an excuse not to try something new.) There are folks who think I have been living under rock because they have been using that “new” ingredient all their life. AndRead More →

I lost a lot of sleep last night.  I’m not sure if it had to do with the time change.  (Thanks Mom for the bizarro time change sensitivity gene.)  Or if it had to do with this nasty little cold that has been hanging on the past two weeks.  I just know that when I don’t sleep, my mind thinks of some crazy things. Last night, my mind was really wrapped up about pumpkincide.  What?  You don’t know about pumpkincide!  Pumpkincide happens every year around Halloween where thousands of innocent pumpkins are bred just to be sliced into decorations just for our whimsy!  It isRead More →