cooking · musings

The Cook

He must have known he would cook for me no more. His days of concocting meals, scouting grocery aisles, rolling out dough, perfecting his chili, flipping pancakes, sharpening knives, dirtying every pan in the kitchen were over. He closed his eyes for the last time whispering, “How will you eat?” I laughed and cried.

China · cooking · Dinnertime · photographs · Wordpress Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge–Dinnertime

This week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge theme is Dinnertime, and I was reminded of my trip to China some years ago. We were guests in a small community and to honor our presence the villagers prepared a banquet for about 60 of us. These pictures are of these lovely people chopping, cleaning, and cooking the meal in… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge–Dinnertime

cooking · food · musings · ovens

Give Me a Cook!

I had forgotten how nice it is to have someone in your house who cooks. Relatives are visiting and she actually knows how to turn the oven on and how to adjust the burners. Sounds simple enough, but when you haven’t operated something very often, the exact sequence of what to do next can be… Continue reading Give Me a Cook!

blogging 101 · cooking · Dogs · food · gardens · humor · lazy

I’ll Be Remembered Because…?

I was recently asked how I will be remembered, and I had to think about just what I will be leaving as a legacy. It was a depressing thought when I realized my main contribution will be a pristine kitchen left to the new home owners. Pristine because I have never used it. This was obviously… Continue reading I’ll Be Remembered Because…?

blogging 101 · Christmas · cooking · eating · humor · reblog · reblogging · sharing · to do lists

How To Make a Holiday To-Do List That Works (Plus, Bonus Recipe!)

Since I’m not a list maker or a chef, I thought I would share some advice and a couple of really wonderful sounding recipes for those of you who do know their way around a to-do list and the kitchen. Enjoy.