How do you get over loss? When it's the loss of someone special in your life, I don't know that you do. This holiday season has been an emotional challenge for me. I lost my dad this year and food had kind of become our big thing. We'd talk about recipes or new spice blends … Continue reading Cooking for Grief
As many of you know, my household has been on a pretty tight lockdown since March of 2021. We shifted from going grocery shopping and well, shopping in general, from in-person to either delivery or curbside pick up during the initial state mandated lockdown, and we have just stayed in that mode for more than … Continue reading Grocery Shopping IN PERSON!
I debated actually posting this one, but here ya go. It's only kind of food related.
I'm not going to lie. Things are starting to open up more, and I am terrified. I hear the experts saying that with the number of people who have had Covid-19, and the number who are now vaccinated, that it is possible to start doing some of those things we were told to avoid for … Continue reading Opening Up
My husband was leery of me even posting this one because he said just reading it stressed him out. This one is not about cooking or feeding my family, but I felt like sharing our recent stress.
We are all feeling a lot of feelings about the pandemic and the future. My feelings have been getting the best of me lately.
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".
A recent blog I read and a lot of the arguing I see online and hear about on the news and radio recently got me thinking about what I miss since this pandemic started. We've been on lock-down for about 72 days now, so just over two months. We are more fortunate than many as … Continue reading What’s missing?
We locked down on March 16th, about 5 days before the Governor issued his Stay-at-Home order for our state. For 70 days, we did not order food for carry-out or delivery. I just could not wrap my head around the idea of the many hands that might touch the food and the containers before it … Continue reading Cracking the Door Open