ARC – A Literary Tea Party by Alison Walsh

I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I absolutely love the ideas in this book. I am a book lover, but also a lover of the ideas and scenes in books. Cooking can be a great storytelling tactic. Everyone has to eat, and many…

But First, Fifty Teas.

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. C.S Lewis Every year I set out to learn something new. I’ll be damned if I don’t have some personal growth every year of some sort. Besides, life is short or long depending on how you look…

Portland Bucket List

I am never one to shy away from a bucket list or reading list of any sort or really.. anything numbered. I feel like I haven’t been doing much of anything lately and that is rough on me psychologically. I suffer from “I need to get things done or my life is being wasted syndrome.”…

An Egg-ceptional amount of Umami

  A quick post today about the powers of umami and why eggs are so awesome, or what I like to call the “damn yummy. Get in my Belly,” taste . According to Wikipedia, “A loanword from the Japanese (うま味?), umami is translated as “pleasant savory taste”” . Basically, Umami is why meat tastes so unctuous, fatty, and delicious. Or, why mushrooms…

The World in a Spoon of Cream

“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!” ― Mae West   There are few things in this life of the mundane day to day that the average Joe or in my case Josephine could call decadent. I suppose it depends on your personal experience and perspective on life, but in my life not…

Odin’s Nuts

If great and mighty warriors that had been brought to Valhalla by the Valkyries after being slain in battles were to eat a tasty seasoned nut. THIS WOULD BE THE NUT. These nuts are not for the lighthearted, seriously, these are Odin’s nuts. I present to you Trader Joe’s Truffle Marcona Almonds. But.. but they are…