I have a very patient husband who’s happy to let me make a mess of our kitchen (which is about one third of our little studio apartment) in pursuit of culinary discovery. I like to try new recipes, but mostly I make things up or approximate things based on what I have on hand. As… Continue reading Recipe: apple tasties
Last summer, I was unemployed and had just moved to a small town I knew nothing about. I started running for something to do. It really became satisfying to go out for a run, though I was (and still am) pretty slow. Then I got a job, and then it started to get colder. I… Continue reading Wet spring and an herbs update
Just on time, the first basil sprout has poked up its little citron head. Seeing it this morning has kept me in a good mood all day! I’ve also had one unexpected sprout. According to the seed packet, thyme isn’t supposed to germinate for another 14-24 days, but somehow, there’s a baby plant in the… Continue reading Herb garden, day 6: sprouts!
During college, I collected a few houseplants to help fill the void caused by not being allowed pets. Now, living in a small, no-pets apartment with my husband, I’ve collected a few more. Then there’s the issue of not having an outdoor space for a garden. My solution? Attempt to grow herbs indoors. I wasn’t… Continue reading Indoor herb garden
Though I grew up in the church, spirituality doesn’t come naturally to me. I suck at “feeling” the presence of God, and I have a hard time figuring out what being in a relationship with Jesus is supposed to be like. (“Rely on Jesus”? Should that mean more than hoping/praying really hard that he’ll help… Continue reading Food for thought
I don’t get hangry, necessarily, but when I’m hungry for more than a few minutes, my mind gets a little… fixed. I have been known to break out into spontaneous song about how much I want food. In this determined state of mind, almost anything will do, but if I have a weakness (aside from… Continue reading The soup