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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
|My fantastic batch of PB&J muffins|
Saturday, July 19, 2014
They have an excellent mission. Not only are they continually working toward their goals to alleviate hunger and food insecurity in Northeast Ohio, but they're making a huge effort to make sure it's healthy, nutritious foods that are getting in to the hands of those who need it most --especially in food deserts. A food desert is a place, generally urban, where you have no direct access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Either because places are too far away (i.e., not easily accessible via public transportation), they're too expensive, or the few places people have access to don't carry the staples that they really need to live well. This is one reason that I love working at the produce distribution events. They bring in a truck full of fresh fruits, vegetables and breads at a participating location and then people come through the line to get their allotted amount of whatever is being distributed that day.
Monday, July 14, 2014
|The Frugal Foodie Cookbook: 200 Gourmet Recipes for Any Budget|
“The Frugal Foodie Cookbook”, by Alanna Kaufman and Alex Small touts a tagline of “200 Gourmet Recipes for Any Budget”. Needless to say, this was intriguing, so I dove into the book. Without yet having made any of the recipes, it looks like Kaufman and Small have produced a compact but complete well-rounded cookbook with a wide variety of recipes to suit any palate. While most of the recipes seem simple and a relatively easy skill level, they sound delicious and had me raring to try some.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
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The past two years of my life have been my most active in terms of dating and also my most miserable.
As a teenager and as a younger adult, I was never really focused on dating and relationships. I’ve always been focused on other things. Not being one of the pretty girls, it definitely made it easier to not worry about dating because no one even bothered to ask. I made it to 19 years old before anyone asked me out.
A few years ago, I reached a point in my life where I felt like I finally had my shit together. I wanted to start thinking about being with someone, about settling down and, somewhere farther down the road, maybe even having a family. The problem with this is that it appears I’ve missed my window. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve dated some “nice” guys over the past few years. But something always comes up. Sometimes it’s mutual, sometimes it’s them, and sometimes it’s me. But either way, I found myself getting caught up in the imaginary countdown of impending doom known as “I’M SO OLD”.