Banana Muffins For the Soul.

I've been stuck at home for the last few days and I tend to get antsy and anxious when this happens. I'm not an emotional eater... but I am an emotional cook and baker. Come to think of it, this is how this whole blog got started. Being stuck at home also has some other... Continue Reading →

Apple Crisp… A Lazy Man’s Pie?

Say, do you remember when I wrote that I would get back to this blog and back to what I was doing in a previous life? Yea, me too. Life however, as I've so spectacularly learned, doesn't go according to plan. Between renovating the new place and starting working again, I haven't had much time... Continue Reading →

No More Boring Chicken (NZD #20)

Lately I've been working on adjusting my diet to better suit my increased activity level as well as my increased age. Along with that, I made a very important decision. I decided that I was worth spending the extra money on chicken for meals during the week. The issue with chicken, at least for myself,... Continue Reading →

Spicy Black Bean Soup (NZD #11)

Yesterday I didn't have time to post because I was busy making.... Soup! Continuing on the theme from last week that was "I have too many odds and ends foods" in my fridge and pantry. It's probably good to clear some of it out before my mom loses it. I decided to make a soup.... Continue Reading →

Falafel Friday (NZD #3)

It's Friday today. And that means that it is a day for me to make a new recipe that I would like to try. I feel as though I am not the only one that goes through this, but I'm starting to find that my cupboards are getting full with left overs from other cooking... Continue Reading →

Quarantine Weekend #2

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.― Marcus Aurelius Well, coming to the end of the weekend, I am feeling much better than my last post. Sometimes you just need to take a day and breathe. This is something I need to get better at doing... Continue Reading →

Steak and Bluegrass

“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”― Philip K. Dick THE DISHBrown butter basted steak with roasted veggiesTHE DRINKAviationTHE ARTISTThe Dead South Smells amazing THE STEAK- 8oz Rib eye steak- 4 Cloves of garlic- 2 Sprigs of fresh rosemary- 2 tbsp Unsalted butter- Miniature potatoes- Brussel Sprouts- Cremini Mushrooms- Asparagus- Herbs... Continue Reading →

Eat your heart out, Garfield

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?”― Ernest Hemingway THE DISHLasagna and Chocolate Chip Banana CakeTHE DRINKMandarin Whisky SourTHE ARTISTThe Killers THE LASAGNA- 1lb Lean, ground beef- 2 Shallots- 1 Jalapeño - chopped- 3 Cloves of garlic - minced- 2 Cups crushed tomatoes- 1 Cup tomato... Continue Reading →

Rivers, and Ravioli

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”― Edgar Allan Poe THE DISHHomemade mushroom ravioli with a vodka cream sauceTHE BEERBridge Brewing Co. - Bourbon Blood Orange Wheat AleTHE ALBUMAmerican Authors - Seasons THE SAUCE Smells amazing while simmering 2 Shallots (Diced)2 3 Cloves of garlic, minced1 cup Vodka540 ml crushed tomatoes (1 can)1... Continue Reading →

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