This not by any means going to be an exhaustive review of my kitchen toys, but I wanted to share a few of my favorites. And yes, I call them toys. I have more fun in my kitchen than most people have at the park, so they are toys. One of my favorite items is … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things
I got a little distracted as we are currently trying to adopt new kittens, but here is week 12 of our quarantine cooking life.
So I have been questioning why I even own a microwave lately. I mainly use it to heat water to add to bread dough and to melt butter on occasion. Oh wait, I also often reheat muffins for the kid. But I don't like it for reheating most leftovers. I know they are supposed to … Continue reading Falling Out of Love With My Microwave
We are still quarantining here in Chicago. Our city has entered "Phase 3" of reopening. This means people are flocking to restaurants with outdoor dining and getting their hair cut. We are not ready to take the risks involved with those activities, given the number of experts we still hear using the words "we don't … Continue reading Quarantine Week 11
Sometimes I find myself super sensitive about my cooking. I need the chill out. I know this, but you can tell yourself to relax all you want, and it not work. This week, I've been feeling super sensitive. Part of it is probably just pandemic stress. We all have it, and it manifests in a … Continue reading Don’t Get Cranky, Get Cooking
Some people have been eagerly awaiting the chance to go out to eat and are flocking to restaurants offering outside dining. I am not one of them. The image is my current version of "eating out".
Week 10 is a little later than planned, but this time it was my editor who was busy. How dare he think his actual work was more important. Kidding, he's wonderful.
We are still going on this quarantine ride. I feel like this diary, along with my calendar I use to menu plan, will probably be souvenirs we have to explain to our grandchildren someday.