This Is Not A Recipe Blog

Why should I blog in precise detail about how I frugal my food, make homemade house cleaners and personal products, or my recipe for whatever? There’s millions of people on the internet already doing that. That’s what Google is for, that’s how I find all my information. InstantPot Chicken Pizza? Nope, that’s not my original … Continue reading This Is Not A Recipe Blog

525,600 Lemons

How do you measure, measure all the things you can do with lemons? Thanks to Bay Area Blind Mom, I’m figuring that out. Inspired by my last post musing on the miracle of citrus and all my associated memories, including her Meyer lemon tree, she went the extra mile to harvest the ample winter crop … Continue reading 525,600 Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

Harvest Every Single Bit of Them I used to say, “make margaritas,” because I thought it was funny, though honestly, tequila is just not my drink of choice, and I don’t really think of margaritas when I think lemons. Wouldn’t that be limes, anyway? Come to think of it, my favorite follow up to “I … Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons

21 for 2021: Let’s Get This Party Started

Theme for 2021: Librate The Things I CarryWhile I am in the habit of writing down all the things I want to leave in the previous year and ritualistically burning them in effigy on New Year’s Eve, I would be wise to also acknowledge what I am bringing with me from the previous year as … Continue reading 21 for 2021: Let’s Get This Party Started

20 for 2020: Creative Expression

2020 was a year of struggle to reclaim my mojo. In the face of all the overwhelm of an upside down work life, the ripple effects of social injustice reverberating loud and clear through 400 years of oppression, political dumpster fires burning in every headline and social media post, and a public health crisis of … Continue reading 20 for 2020: Creative Expression

20 for 2020: #1 Pay Off Your Student Loan Debt

Item #1 crossed off the 20 for 2020. Sort of. OK, not really, though important progress is underway. After returning from the Peace Corps in December 2015 and it became clear that repayment loomed following deferment while serving, I took the easy way out and set up those recurring minimum payments and figured I’d come … Continue reading 20 for 2020: #1 Pay Off Your Student Loan Debt