Freedom

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.Eleanor Roosevelt Introduction I have been broken-hearted by the scenes on cable news over the last few months. … Continue reading Freedom

Consequences

"Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices."— Alfred A. Montapert The Attack Listen. In my years as a single mother I had to count every penny. When my youngest son entered first grade, I accumulated my resources to get him school supplies and books for his new school year. It … Continue reading Consequences

Power

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.”William E. Gladstone Introduction Power. It is a potent cocktail and can easily go to a person's head. Love of power makes a person exhibit cruelty, greed and many similar … Continue reading Power

How to Set Up Kitchen Storage: Part I:- The Food Storage Areas

Introduction Spam. SPAM. There. I said it. If you are gasping, nay, reeling from the word that refers to the preserved meat that comes in a can, you might not want to read on. Still there? Well, you my friend, will be rewarded with golden nuggets of information about how to survive and even thrive, … Continue reading How to Set Up Kitchen Storage: Part I:- The Food Storage Areas

Christmas Time

Introduction Hunger. Homelessness. Unemployment. Sickness. Poverty. This is the grim reality that millions of Americans might face as I sit down to write this post. I admit I am one of the luckier ones and grateful to have more than enough. But we have witnessed a terrible reality, a few days after Christmas. A Time … Continue reading Christmas Time

Kitchen Equipment and Appliances: Part II:- The Oven and Baking

Introduction Let me be frank. Baking is not a necessity in most households, especially if we have just a few people to feed in our small homes. When I say 'baking', let me clarify. Baking, to me, is the process of making sweet treats for desserts or snacks, anything that is complementary to main meal … Continue reading Kitchen Equipment and Appliances: Part II:- The Oven and Baking

A New Place, a New Life and Change

Introduction It was quite the experience, an experience unequalled. The changes came fast and furious.  The choice to face the changes were mine.  You can easily underestimate how adaptability is the prerogative of the young. I did.   After decades living under a shell, contained in an environment which lulled me into a sense of … Continue reading A New Place, a New Life and Change

Kitchen Equipment and Appliances: Part I:- The Oven and Meals

Introduction The days are getting decidedly cold. For some of us, this chilly weather right now, is paired with social distancing. If you are like me, you want any excuse to keep warm indoors. But with all these holidays and hours indoors and mostly at home, how do we avoid going stir-crazy? Maybe we even … Continue reading Kitchen Equipment and Appliances: Part I:- The Oven and Meals

With Thanksgiving

Introduction I have to tell you something. I know it is a little controversial to say this during Thanksgiving week, but here goes. Turkeys intimidate me. They confuse me. Turkeys are dry if not prepared the right way. They are large and I have struggled, wrestling with, prepping, seasoning, cooking and carving such large birds. … Continue reading With Thanksgiving