Throughout the process of decluttering my home, I’ve found that I have too much stuff. It is mainly stuff that I do not use.Take this for an example. I have a large entertainment center that is taking up at least 2/3 of a wall in my living room.The 29 inch non flat screen television has not been used on the regular. I’ve only started using it to get out of my bedroom to watch my VHS collection. The entertainment center has two tower speakers and a CD/radio/ cassette stereo. (Which by the way hasn’t been used in five years)...more
When our second born was about 16 months we gave her black olives. She loved them, so they became a regular on her plate. By the time she was 18 months she began having tons of red bumps with white flakes on her skin. It covered her back, chest and shoulders. She also began having this extremely chemical odor in her urine every time I changed her diaper. I was baffled!...more
Lentils are little tiny pearls of heaven. My husband would disagree, but he is missing out. And anyway, the more he hates stuff like lentils, pickles, olives and beans, the more I get to eat. I’m the winner in this food war.
Olives make life better. They're great in a salad, a tagine, pasta sauce, and a taco. They even make good oil.That's why I was thrilled to be part of an olive tasting focus group. I'd taste olives all day long if that were possible. It should've have been a breeze--taste olives, get paid, go home. With me nothing is never that simple though....more
At my house, the love for kale just keeps on growing, and recently, while experimenting in the kitchen, we discovered the technique of stir-frying kale for a version of sauteed kale that's a bit crisper and with more texture than the usual sauteed kale. This experiment with fried kale resulted in Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Fried Kale, Tomatoes, and Olives, a salad I could easily make into a whole meal for a Meatless Monday lunch or dinner.