There’s a Hummus Among Us

Nothing fancy or revolutionary. Just a share. Simple recipe, tasty dip, no limit to customizations. Maybe more bean dip than hummus, but whatever. Hummus is the Arabic word for chickpeas. Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans. Why can’t they just have one name? Everybody wants to be original I guess. Scholars are at odds […]

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Summer Pea Salad – Dress it up or dress it down

This is a family favorite and in its honor, my mom is the star chef (note her hand performing the tasks with surgical precision) and we are posting from her (guest) kitchen. The origins are unknown but the recipe is loved by many. There are some many variations, but today I share with you the […]

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Well I’ll Be – Kalbi Korean BBQ Short Ribs

I like to think of clever phrases or parallels for my blogs. This time I kept thinking of “Romancing the Meat”, playing off of Romancing the Stone…. Until I googled what its origins looking for facts… hmm, not going to work this time according to Urban Dictionary…. So, in other news today, here is a […]

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Reach & Read: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Get the Kleenex out and put away your pride! Dog lover or not, this book conjures up many human emotions, cleanses the tear ducts and refills the soul. This Seattle story is told from the unique perspective of Enzo, the dog. It reinforces all those humanoid projections we place on our pets and is 100% […]

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Lavender Sachets – Keep your drawers smellin’ fresh

Another speedy but highly satisfying craft. I have an abundance of lavender growing at my house because 1) I love it! 2) Smells good! 3) Thought my bees would like it (not so much) and 4) drought tolerant (read – lazy).Cut out fabric. I really like to use charm packs as they are already a […]

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Did Somebody Call a Plumber? To fix a slow draining front-loader…

DON’T! I’d call a plumber if it’s a bachelorette party (bow–chicka–wow–wow), but not if your washer is a bit sluggish in the draining department. It’s a quick fix-a bit like a box of chocolates and eating a Tootsie Pop, all in one. SITUATION: You know that aggravating feeling when it says 1 minute remaining on […]

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