A Few of My Favorite Things

There's a lot of great food in El Paso, but the best food here is Mexican-style burritos guisado (burritos filled with stewed meat until it's soaking and messy and divine) and anything with roasted chiles. We have all manner of chain restaurants and some great burger places (green chiles on mine, please!). We've even got... Continue Reading →

Can You Live a Minimalist Life When Your Cooking is Maximal?

Yes. There you go, mystery solved! A new grocery store opened near our house and I am counting down the days until I reach peak immunity and can venture inside. I'll be wearing a mask of course, but I don't know if the store is requiring them for all guests and our governor has removed... Continue Reading →

Springtime Feast for New Beginnings

Easter is a religious holiday with secular themes anyone can enjoy, like the promise of a new beginning each spring. This year, the celebration included a sense of relief and anticipation for the possibilities in the remainder of 2021 -- the day before Easter I got my second dose of the vaccine! My husband and... Continue Reading →

Icarus

It turns out you can't just affirm anything you want into existence. Psyching myself up to write more and submit to other publications is seemingly more attainable than my quest to eat more vegetables. I was not able to manifest better health. I love vegetables and have watched several documentaries that extol the virtues of... Continue Reading →

The Trouble With Love Languages

I have more than one preferred language, but the one that applies to all my interactions with people is Words of Affirmation. My brother-in-law once said he liked my roast chicken and now I make it all the time. Of course, my brother-in-law lives in another city so I'm just force-feeding my husband my self-proclaimed... Continue Reading →

An Irish Menu

On the menu this week: Irish favorites! Unfortunately, I don't have any family recipes from my Irish relatives, so the internet's offerings were the best I could do. Using a skillet makes the bottom extra crusty A few weeks ago I made several Russian meals starting with black bread, which served as a "safe" food... Continue Reading →

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