black rice

Forbidden Rice

Who wouldn’t want to try a food with the word “forbidden” in the name? I was perusing Thrive Market‘s rice options when I came upon forbidden rice. …Which is a fancy name for black rice. It was called “forbidden rice” in ancient China because only emperors could afford to eat it. It has some different […]

rosemary tea

Rosemary Tea and a German Pancake

Here are some recent kitchen adventures: I love the taste of rosemary, but I don’t often purchase it. So when I had some left over after I bought some recently, I decided to make some rosemary tea. I read that the herb provides many health benefits, so even better! I boiled some water, threw in […]

tofu and cucumber salad

First Foray into Meal Kits

I’ve never enjoyed cooking…mainly because I don’t really know how to. The thought of cooking dinner for 30, 40 minutes after a day of work has never been appealing. Living in a studio with almost no kitchen counter space for 10 years didn’t help matters either. But, my current apartment does have some kitchen counter […]

crockpot on kitchen counter

Cooking with a Crockpot

My mom gave me a crockpot a few years ago that she had never used. I finally got around to using it. One Sunday when we were planning to be home for hours, I pulled a random recipe for chicken and veggies off a website and away we went. I love the ease of it. […]

2019: That’s a Wrap

2019 is coming to a close…I have finished my #44 list and am way behind in reporting what I’ve done. So I will offer you a few brief highlights: I visited some more neighborhood restaurants and parks, including: Martin’s Coffee ShopI’ve wanted to try this local diner for years. I had the basic eggs, bacon, […]