I’ve made bread lots of times in my life.… Read more
Towards the end of winter, I get a craving for red radishes. White ones and daikon will do in a pinch, but not the pink. As soon as they show up in the Farmers Market I’ll start buying 4 bunches for the week and munch them throughout the day as a snack.… Read more
I just read Bubby Sadie’s post on Willpower Cookies. Great idea. It’s a brilliant way to eat sweets without going overboard. Coincidentally, I’ve been thinking about treats, too. I’m in the mood for chocolate right now.
I have my family’s sensitivity to sugar, so I limit how much of it I eat, so I use Stevia in my tea and coffee.… Read more
I made my favorite Chicken Salad for lunch today. The market had beautiful organic romaine lettuces yesterday, so I picked one up along with a lemon, an orange and some Kalamata olives. This is a satisfying, whole meal salad with a flavorful, citrusy dressing.… Read more
Move over s’mores, there’s a newer, more decadent, more fattening, more delicious version ready to take over the camping treat throne.
I’ve just returned from a camping vacation with (mostly) young men. You know the ones: hike all day, burn up thousands (if not millions) of calories, and then return to camp not only ravenous, but actually in caloric deficit enough to deserve a hugely sinful campfire treat.… Read more
One personal adjustment I had not anticipated having to make when I moved from the US to Canada was Thanksgiving. In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. Somewhat ironically, considering the part Native Americans play in the American myth of Thanksgiving and the role Columbus had in the ultimate destruction of that culture, in Canada we celebrate the gratitude holiday on the same weekend that Columbus Day is observed in the US.… Read more
This is the second in a series of recipes that make ONE decadent treat. Only one. How much damage can one do, after all? No need for actual willpower; the recipe takes care of that annoying nuisance.
The really good thing about this chocolate cupcake is it takes two minutes to make.… Read more
Dog treats can be amazingly expensive, but they are really not that hard to make. After searching on the web and trying a few recipes, I’ve found one that satisfies my dogs’ taste buds without taking an excessive amount of time to make.… Read more
Let me just say this up front: willpower and I are not good friends. See my post: Discipline, Yecchh! I took part in one of those group activities where the group leader says a word and you reply with the first word that comes into your head.… Read more
Fruit trees are a blessing, especially the ones in my yard that some thoughtful soul planted decades ago so they could provide way too much fruit for me every year. I have three apples, two pears and two French plums (this is beginning to sound like a Christmas carol).… Read more