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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Food Shopping

I had a plan when I walked into the store. Just needed the ingredients for pasta salad, chicken to strip for meals, water. 

Let me emphasize the "I had a plan" part.

If I had wrote it down, I may have just stuck to that list. But I was going by memory, and got distracted. Very, very easily. So I bought snacks. More stock even though I have enough at home. Pickles. Chips. Salsa. Bread.

I am currently working on the list for next week's meals. Writing it down, let's see if I stick to it.

Saturday, November 09, 2019


I've noticed on Instagram there are people who put in their bios that they’re bloggers. No additional site where they write, just on there. Posting photos with a short blurb.

And it kind of annoyed me. Because back in the day I used to be a blogger. Hell, I still have one. I don’t use it often, but it’s here. And at one time way back when… I enjoyed it.

Then life got in the way, as it has a knack of doing. Work, school, family, technology – take your pick – each played its role in making this page go silent. Sure, I’d have fits and spurts of posting. I suppose this could be one of them. But in the end it would get pushed to the back and forgotten.

Do I have a point here? Not really.

Just thought I’d pop in, say hello Write a thing or two. People still visit this blog. Thank you Pinterest. Thank you Google search engine.

Until next time.

Snack Review - Trader Joe's Truffle Marcona Almonds

I blame a cheese plate for my marcona almonds addiction.

It was probably at the Confectionery. Ordered that along with olives, and pickles. And of course cheese. All immediately devoured (with repeated orders of extra bread). But those almonds. Yum.

I've seen them in the bulk section of Honest Weight, and the price turned me away. But lo and behold... Trader Joe's! Not that these were cheap, but a nice little splurge.

They also sell a rosemary version, but I stick to the truffle. What do truffles normally taste like... earthy? Well, I eat these and it seems garlicky, and I like it. I've given some to co-workers and they were instantly hooked. 

If you don't eat them right away, make sure you seal them properly or keep in the fridge. I've had an instance or two where they tasted weird, perhaps it went rancid? Had to throw it out. Shame.

Now that I'm writing about it, I think I'll add it to my shopping list!

Happy snacking!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019


I already feel the heat rising in the house.

Tonight begins my baking extravaganza leading up to my birthday. Because I always bake myself a cake for my birthday. It's tradition, and will always be.

I have grand ideas for this year. Blame The Great British Baking Show for that. I will fill you in on all the details later.

But here is a teaser - pecans. It will be in the cake, in the filling, in the decoration. Currently in the oven for a light toast.

Say a prayer for me... I'm going in.