Here, in the US, we are surrounded by junk food all the time. For office parties, cookies, candy, cakes, muffins, donuts, chips, all of those things are presented...and how do we say no? Well, we usually don't. We usually make up an excuse to yourselves, something like, "well it IS a special occasion...", or "I'll … Continue reading Goodies aren’t so good. Self control, have you heard of it?
The past few weeks have been difficult. I'm not sure why...perhaps it was moving into a new place, no longer living alone? Perhaps it was the reminder that well, I'm still just doing the same old thing that I've been doing for a while now. It could be loneliness. It could be alcohol. It could … Continue reading When the going gets tough…exhale.
Last weekend, I headed out to Kendall's Blueberries to pick as many as I could! It is nearing the end of the season and I wanted to score some fresh, chemical-free, and affordable berries for the upcoming winter! This farm, a blueberry farm, located in Hastings, MI, offers $1/lb u-pick berries! So, of course, my … Continue reading The blueberries taste like blueberries…but the zucchini tastes like PIZZA!
You told me it was magical. That night we spent together. Do you still remember? It was only weeks ago. But it was only days after that you left, forever. Or what seems like forever. An eternity has passed since you said all those things. All those deep, meaningful things as you hugged me goodbye. … Continue reading The words you whispered as you said goodbye.
A few weeks ago, I read a few brilliant blog posts on the Thought Catalog. It inspired me to do something completely out of my comfort zone and, after about 15 minutes of thinking, I made an OKCupid profile. At first, I was like...sure I'll do this and see what was out there...and a week … Continue reading OkCupid-ing: Because, well just because.
Over this past weekend I heard a "fact" that I just couldn't believe... Apparently, 6 cups of coffee a day is healthy. I've heard that coffee can reduce depression and keep someone from committing suicide... That it can reduce stress... Help with weight loss... And the list goes on and on. Sure, coffee isn't that … Continue reading Coffee…pick me up? Or bad for your health?
Sometimes we need a little sweets, especially on a long and chilly Friday in Michigan. I've been using this chocolate chip cookie recipe since I was little and it is so easy! Mix together butter/oil - you want at least half 1/2 cup butter, and then enough oil/shortening (coconut is great in this) to equal … Continue reading Simple, quick, & perfect: Chocolate Chip Cookie
A delicious, freshly made soup! Let's see...redskin potatoes, tomatoes, corn, kale, zucchini, summer squash, carrots, onions, thyme, chicken stock, a little rue, and some salt & pepper! So perfect... Especially with a side of fresh and locally baked sourdough bread and my mom's homemade herb butter! Amazing meal 🙂