Summer is usually too hot for soup. That is until I remember how hot it is in Thailand. When we lived in China, one of the things I fell in love with from the very beginning was Coconut Thai Chicken Soup. Tom Kha Gai is rich with fresh coconut milk laced with lime and lemongrass. The chicken is ... Read More about My Favorite Tom Kha Gai (Coconut Thai Chicken Soup)
I have been looking at the clutter in my garage for 11 months now. Each time I walk to my car, I cringe. My body literally tenses up and I am ashamed I haven't found the time to deal with this MESS. Each time I step sideways to get to the extra refrigerator, I wonder how long I can go on like ... Read More about If Your Clutter Could Talk, What Would It Tell You?
Okay, be honest. How many times have you had spaghetti in the last several months? I know I have had it way too many times. Frankly, I am tired of it. No, I know, I love it too and it is super easy and I can stock my pantry or freezer and have dinner in minutes. But seriously, I do get tired ... Read More about Tired of Spaghetti? Try Mediterranean Chicken Pasta
We got our new Golden Retriever puppy last Thursday. I had completely forgotten how absorbing and exhausting a new puppy can be. Hailey is now 9 weeks old and giving all of us a run for our money. She is adorable, compelling, curious and interested in absolutely everything. Translated that ... Read More about Rainy Day Beef Stew
I'm sitting here with a major "Ribo Rash" that I assume I must have gotten at one or both restaurants I visited yesterday or the day before. I know I have done a pretty good job of eliminating monosodium glutamate (E621), and I have gotten use to many of the newest names for flavor additives and ... Read More about Blueberry Grape Freeze
I don't know about you but I am just about sick to death of trying to figure out what to eat!! It shouldn't be so difficult. I read books about people in different times and places and they didn't stress about whether the white potato was going to contribute to their brain fog or make them fat, or ... Read More about What to Eat: Wrestling with the Food Question Again
My Dearest Introvert, You might find it strange to be receiving this from me at this time, but I heard a rumor that you needed this more than ever right now. I know that you are surrounded with well meaning people who expect you to come out of your shell and make something of yourself. To step up ... Read More about My Dearest Introvert