Potpourri

Pasta Resistance

I don’t believe in saying “never” to anything on the food chain. If someone tells me they will never eat bread again, but they absolutely love bread, I’ll hold my tongue but I want to tell them they’re crazy. Where is the joy in depriving yourself of something you love? 

closeup of three perfect slices of steak

Parlez-vous Sous Vide?

Meaning “under vacuum”, sous vide is a cooking method used by many top chefs. You vacuum-seal your food in a bag and cook it in a water bath at a precise temperature for a longer period of time. It can’t overcook so it comes out exactly the way you want it. 

A case of Frank's Red Hot sauce at Costco

Salty Spice

A taste for spice will help you reduce your salt intake. This has implications for anyone who’s trying to keep a cap on how much salt they eat.  

Throwback Thursday – Multiple Media Mishaps

I have the reputation of being a Grammar Nazi. However, I’m not a grammar expert. I double-check myself before I post anything publicly and I still make mistakes. I learned a lot by having my first book edited by a bulldog of an editor (that’s a compliment) who was relentless in her pursuit of perfection. …

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Analyzing RAM: Rampant Apostrophe Misuse

You may already be aware that the misuse of the apostrophe is my Achilles heel. Finally, I’ve come to a point where I can refrain from commenting on social media when my friends commit crimes against punctuation but it’s still a free-for-all if it’s out in the public domain for all to see. Banks, retailers, major …

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Trendy Shopping Habits

I play a little game on the weekends. How few stops can I make in order to complete all of my errands? This isn’t an original game. I didn’t invent it. It’s probably called, Being a Human on the Weekend. But I’m noticing a change in how the game is played.  

Life Hacks From The Dark Side

The web is rife with helpful ways to improve your life. They’re not all created equal. For every brilliant plastic pipe hair appliance holder (which I shared last week) there’s a toilet-paper-roll wreath that, when finished and hung on the wall, looks exactly like a wreath made out of toilet paper rolls.