Borrowed Q #179: Why does homemade loaf bread look & feel NOTHING like what I find in the bakery or bread aisle at the grocery store?

I've been doing some canning (will tell you more about the results later) and taking a step back from that to look for jobs and look at bread recipes, too. Yes, I'm rather boring these days. But this question kept popping in my head when I realized if I go back to making bread, I'd … Continue reading Borrowed Q #179: Why does homemade loaf bread look & feel NOTHING like what I find in the bakery or bread aisle at the grocery store?

Q#177–Have you ever tried “batch cooking” a month’s worth of reheat-able meals, & how did that work out?

I was going back and forth working on financial crap (commence with the weeping, wailing, gnashing of teeth... and junk food consumption... dammit) and listening to some Reddit advice threads on YouTube. (Sometimes it's enlightening, sometimes it's trashy junk food for the brain... especially the caught "SO" cheating stories. Today I needed both after a … Continue reading Q#177–Have you ever tried “batch cooking” a month’s worth of reheat-able meals, & how did that work out?

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…

A Newbie Learns How to Tighten the Belt on Her Wallet (& Waistline, Naturally, But Mostly the Wallet)

Somehow in all my years, I never quite learned how to do a budget. Or, more accurately, a realistic budget that takes into account my real needs versus my wants, what's coming in versus what's going out, etc. Somehow I'd discard the budget before finishing it, or even acknowledging that it's there. Messed up on … Continue reading A Newbie Learns How to Tighten the Belt on Her Wallet (& Waistline, Naturally, But Mostly the Wallet)

Q#175: What makes cabbage weep & how can you stop it from happening?

This is something that's been bugging me for a while, and especially when I started getting those bagged salads again (ate my 2nd one this week so far and I'm jotting down ingredients to chop up so I can save on crap plastic and packaging in the future). I've learned that I really have to … Continue reading Q#175: What makes cabbage weep & how can you stop it from happening?

Attempting to (re)introduce fish into my diet and my home… & it’s gonna be tough

My numbers suck. That's what it comes down to. I've spent a while working on my iron deficiency (ebbing and flowing, namely because my diet over the past year has been awful and I've relapsed in regards to my ED a few times), and now I'm more concerned about my cholesterol A1C and my 10+ … Continue reading Attempting to (re)introduce fish into my diet and my home… & it’s gonna be tough

Q #161: How do you make healthy salads (& not get sick of them)?

I had to go grocery shopping yesterday because my parakeets needed some more greens and I was down to kale, lettuce, and cauliflower (at least they like 'em). But I also planned to get enough for myself so we could all get healthier. The tricky thing is, I don't mind a bunch of vegetables so … Continue reading Q #161: How do you make healthy salads (& not get sick of them)?

It’s pretty bad when your parakeets eat better than you do…

Maybe not in the sense of priorities--you want to give them the best nutrition possible so they don't up and die on you, or waddle around fat with too many seeds in their belly because they need more vitamins and can't fly to burn off the calories. And I've got two that are popping out … Continue reading It’s pretty bad when your parakeets eat better than you do…

Live Green: 52 steps for a more sustainable life, by Jen Chillingsworth

My Copy: 9781787133198 This is a pretty good little book and I was glad that I picked it up. Live Green is all about finding different ways to make your life a little cleaner and friendlier to the environment. From what I could see, I believe Ms. Chillingsworth is a Brit, so there are some … Continue reading Live Green: 52 steps for a more sustainable life, by Jen Chillingsworth

I’m going to have to say goodbye to the humble potato…

While I'm pleased my first pot roast came out just fine, it seems I might not be able to enjoy it terribly often in the future. Mainly because I like having pot roast over mashed potatoes like always in life. This week, though, revealed that the food gods have decided to laugh at me and … Continue reading I’m going to have to say goodbye to the humble potato…