Alton Brown · apples · baking · Cooking · Food · Just for fun

Recipe: apple tasties

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

Books · Children's fiction · Dave Barry · Genres · Just for fun · Literary fiction · Over Sea, Under Stone · Peter and the Secret of Rundoon · Reading · Ridley Pearson · Speculative fiction · Story · Susan Cooper

Why I love children’s books

During my senior year of college, I started reading the Harry Potter series aloud to my then-fiance. We would read on breaks and over the phone, and we finished the series when we were newly married. We still read aloud to each other when we’re driving somewhere. I dragged the poor fellow through Pride and… Continue reading Why I love children’s books

Apartment living · Garden · herbs · Just for fun

Herb garden, day 6: sprouts!

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!

Apartment living · Food · Garden · herbs · Just for fun · life

Indoor herb garden

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

Cooking · Food · Just for fun · life · Soup

The soup

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