Many of us were raised on Mother Goose – sweet nursery rhymes and childrens’ songs that are at least a couple hundred years old. They were sung to us with love, comfort, warmth, and safety in the arms of our parents. Nursery rhymes cause wonderful memories that we want to pass along to our children.
It fascinates me that siblings – those who are born to the same two parents, grow up in the same household, with the same food, traditions, environments, etc. – can be SO different.
This can replace regular flour in many baked goods. Mix up a batch of this, store it in an airtight container, and you will always be ready to bake something tasty.
I love antiques, vintage items, primitives, heirlooms, collectibles — whatever you want to call them. Anything that has “seen” life and been part of a story, has a special place in my home.
I love soups and stews. Comfort food to me is all about lots of veggies cooked in a flavourful broth, with some good lean meat thrown in. Forget pasta. Forget bread. And definitely forget anything fried. Give it to me fresh, hot, and FAST.
Memories and traditions are powerful things, and for me, the sense of smell draws the most vivid memories —
Contact. Affiliation. Connection. Relationship. Alliance. Association. NETWORKING . . . .
They all sound like corporate buzzwords, and as such, pretty annoying. But, sometimes networking is crucial to success. And makes life so much simpler. Here’s my example:
Living in a small town has its perks —
Contrary to popular belief, not all women like to shop. Some of us feel like pimply, awkward teenagers every time we walk into a mall, and our anxiety nearly blows through the roof. A trip to Macy’s can trigger hyperventilation (I love that word). But at least there is some order at Macy’s – black sweaters of every size hang on one rack. The next rack is a sea of bluejeans. I can handle that.
Even though boneless, skinless meat is convenient, it lacks some of the flavour and tenderness you can get when cooking meat on the bone. The price per pound is ridiculous in comparison, too. My suggestion? Buy a whole chicken, or at least a turkey breast. More meat, more flavour, more meals, for less money.