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Jan 31, 2018 - crate 61 organics lemongrass soap

Our family likes to try new soaps. There are so many to choose from, so many scents and so many different styles. Carefully pick them and they’re relatively inexpensive too. Pick extra carefully and you might even get decent ingredients.

See this bar of Crate 61 Organics Lemongrass Soap? Well, we picked it up on sale as a combo pack which meant each bar was just under $2. Particularly enticing was the scent: lemongrass? We’ve never tried lemongrass scented soap before so decided to give it a go. – Continue Reading

Jan 25, 2018
Posted in: Recipes - hot milk cake

Is my name Julia Child?


Am I world renowned chef extraordinaire?

Gosh, NO.

So, it should come as no wonder that I occasionally make boo boos while I explore the world of food and all it has to offer. I am however, always trying to make my own little adjustments to recipes. I can’t help it. I’m like a child in a culinary sandbox. I adjust sugar content, add some healthier ingredients, and generally hope that I’ll get a decent result (fingers crossed).

One day, I stumbled on to a hot milk cake recipe. I never even knew a thing called hot milk cake even existed until I went gallivanting on the internet to find something new to try. Well, this is what I got. - hot milk cake

Hey, it was my first time making hot milk cake so I had no idea what it was supposed to look like. Sure, there were photos for me to reference but it didn’t mean mine will turn out that way. I mean, somehow I got a giant air pocket in the cake. I have NO idea how I did that!

Later on, I take a closer look at the recipe and well…it turned out that I misread the recipe and added far too much milk. So, what was a hot milk cake was now a hot extra milk cake! Who knew? – Continue Reading

Jan 3, 2018
Posted in: Thoughts pic - pig

I’ve been slow to post in 2018. I recognize that. It’s not that I can’t post or that I don’t have time to post (which is rare since I’m often too busy and spread out far too thin but hey, aren’t we all in our own ways?). No, it has nothing to do with that.

I think I’ve been slow to post because quite frankly, my first 2018 post of the year will sound almost identical to my Christmas post of 2017. I’m not being melancholy or melodramatic but 2017 gave me much to think about and reflect upon and I’ve come to appreciate that life isn’t about those big ‘ah HA!’ moments or all the dollars we throw at one another.

Life really is about the cherished memories we need to hold dear and the cherished memories we spend time creating. What’s lost often can’t be found and that’s a lesson many of us experience in varying doses so we should all remember to appreciate what we have in our lives and you know I’m not talking about the material frills and thrills. pic - snow 2014

I think back on 2017 and there are so many fleeting moments that I wish I could hold on to forever. Some were incredibly loving and teary while others were ridiculously funny (only to those involved!). Many involved good food (oh, my newfound love of pecorino cheese – good golly, that’s a keeper and I didn’t even get a chance to post about it but seriously, pecorino is delicious with a capital “D” in my books) and even more involved unexpected ‘thank yous’ or looks of gratitude from people I didn’t know.

As 2018 makes its presence known, let’s all make a pact to be better to one another, not just to the people you know, but to the people you don’t really know and to the people you didn’t even know existed. pic - winter  fun in the snow

Imagine how amazing 2018 would be.

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