When using Fitness or Noom apps, and possibly others, they allow one to add extra exercise activities to the calorie burning count for the day. Do some yard work, add it in. Do some house cleaning, add it it. Do some time on the treadmill, add it. However, have you ever noticed neither cooking, nor… Continue reading Cooking/Baking is Exercise!
We received our second Covid vaccine on Thursday. This has started the two week countdown to when we can begin to carefully socialize again if we so choose. Since we want to see our grandchild, we are more closely watching CDC travel guidelines as well. Overall, the side effects for myself have been minimal. The… Continue reading Vaccine Side Effects
This is a new cooking term I learned this week. The term means under vacuum, or also referred to as low temperature long cooking. I had seen it being done on my cooking shows, just didn’t know there was an official name for it. The Breville Sous Vide popped up on one of my feeds.… Continue reading Sous Vide
Over the past few years, I’ve been a little upset with some businesses as a customer. It stems from having to wait in line for an abnormal amount of time, or not being able to find someone to answer a question without traipsing across the entire store. Today when we went for our second Covid… Continue reading Good Help is Hard to Find?
My current quest is to help out my vegetable gardens. Last year I discovered square foot gardening, which did better than I had thought they would. This year I have expanded the number of beds by 50 percent. Watering a garden is often, if not always, the most challenging. Too much water, not good, Not… Continue reading My Kingdom for a Hose
Emotional Intelligence: the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Definition of Oxford Languages It often feels as if we, society, are losing our emotional intelligence, which then affects our humanity and the meeting of our basic needs. Take something as simple as texting… Continue reading e·mo·tion·al in·tel·li·gence
I started reading the book, Grandma Gatewood’s Walk, this morning and can’t put it down. The end is so close I have to finish tonight. Be back tomorrow.
A little while ago I mentioned Nadiya, a chef/baker from the U.K., and her new shows on Netflix. One of her episodes had Joakim Prat as a guest spot. His specialty, as I had mentioned, is eclairs. After watching him work, and seeing his results, I got the bug to try to create my own… Continue reading Eclairs on My Mind
Yesterday we had decided to spend the “last” day of vacation visiting The Market District. Since we were going to be out and about anyway, we decided to go shoe shopping. Both of our pairs were well over two years old, it was time. Who would have thought finding a shoe store would be so… Continue reading Two Sides of the Same Coin
Earlier this week, Volume 5 of the Bake from Stratch cookbooks arrived. After looking through the recipes to discover what to bake first. The chocolate-covered peanut butter cookies called out to me. So, I made the cookie base last night, then finished them this morning with the peanut butter and the chocolate dip. They took… Continue reading I Saw, I Came, I Conquered