Learned a tough lesson with homemade desserts (even with lots of fruit)… they’re a no-go unless I make drastic changes or find the right recipe…

I managed to somehow get far too much produce the past week and am trying to use up what I can before it goes bad (at least I cleared out some space in my freezer so I can chop up and freeze the pounds of strawberries--whew!). Lost a few nectarines and about to lose some … Continue reading Learned a tough lesson with homemade desserts (even with lots of fruit)… they’re a no-go unless I make drastic changes or find the right recipe…

Knew I had to eat something in spite of my stomach… figured “what the hell” & gave Shirataki Noodles their first shot…

Yeah, my idea wasn't NEARLY as good looking as that picture... though that looks yummy. Well, guess I shouldn't be surprised as to how I was going to do it. What else would a fat girl who is kinda-sorta-afraid-to-try-new-ingredients do when confronted with something they've never used before, and aren't sure they'll like? Mix it … Continue reading Knew I had to eat something in spite of my stomach… figured “what the hell” & gave Shirataki Noodles their first shot…

Q #184–Has anybody ever done the home delivery of “ugly” fruits and veggies thing, and how was it?

I was browsing for staples online for my pantries (since I finally have some slightly disposable income, I felt it was a good time to stock up) and adjusting my renewed subscription to Thrive Market (love their organic stuff, it brings out my experimental side). I don't know how, but somehow I saw an ad … Continue reading Q #184–Has anybody ever done the home delivery of “ugly” fruits and veggies thing, and how was it?

I re-acquainted myself with the humble sardine today…

I decided a few months ago that I'd better start adding more fish to my diet. I've read too much the past few years to avoid it anymore. Granted, that's been tricky as hell to pull off considering how expensive seafood is generally (and how freaking unhealthy when it comes to the breaded shit in … Continue reading I re-acquainted myself with the humble sardine today…

Had my first batch of “overnight oats” this morning…

I'm one of those people who love oatmeal any time (frankly, any "breakfast" food any time is good to me). But after deciding to swear off the instant packets (goodbye peaches 'n cream and strawberries 'n cream... [whimper]), I was having a tough time figuring out a good way to have oatmeal. I mean, the … Continue reading Had my first batch of “overnight oats” this morning…

Those days when you get so much–and not enough–done at the same time…

I suppose it helped that my internet's been wonky the past few days, so a good cleaning schedule became a must. Today was the big day, and if I were to look at my very segmented list of items to tackle and ways to clean and make my spaces more efficient... well, it would probably … Continue reading Those days when you get so much–and not enough–done at the same time…

Staving off those demons of food temptation with… moderation & good timing?

I've been trying to find new ways to eat healthier the past few days, and spent time making salads for myself (and the birds, so to speak) while getting my schedule back on track. Yesterday was a pretty good trial run, and today seems to have done pretty well. But I was worried because I … Continue reading Staving off those demons of food temptation with… moderation & good timing?

An actual winter & an insane morning don’t mix well.

17 degrees Fahrenheit. That's what it was when I finally listened to my dog's whining (which happens when he knows I'm clearly not asleep like I should be) and got up around 7 a.m. Off and on all night I'd heard freezing rain pinging on my window and roof, and it would wake me up … Continue reading An actual winter & an insane morning don’t mix well.

I can’t believe February’s almost half-done, & time for some frantic garden prep…

I spent the past day getting all my garden seeds together, and all day today planning what to grow in the coming months. I didn't expect it to take so long, but it was because of the same reasons that always get me in projects like this: impatience, enthusiasm, curiosity, and over-estimating my abilities. I … Continue reading I can’t believe February’s almost half-done, & time for some frantic garden prep…

When White Supremacy (and/or Nationalism) Gets People Killed: Galveston, 1900.

I don't think I'm too far off the mark when I put it like that. The Galveston 1900 Hurricane hit 120 years ago today, and somewhere between 6,000 and 12,000 people lost their lives. Granted, we have far more technology than they had back in those days, so it's easy to look at what we … Continue reading When White Supremacy (and/or Nationalism) Gets People Killed: Galveston, 1900.