You may have noticed throughout a lot of my cooking photos that I vastly prefer cast iron cookware to most other materials. This is, mostly, true. I really like the flavor and character cast iron adds to a lot of dishes, especially one pot meals, which I tend to make often. But there are a … Continue reading Cooking with Cast Iron
Purriosa is doing very well. But she's turning out to have a lot more personality than the shelter originally indicated. She's trying to take over the house but since Scrabbles (my mature cat, about 11 years old) still out-weighs her by about double her body weight it's not working too well for her. We'll see … Continue reading Kitten Update
If you do any cooking at home at all, you're going to have to learn a little bit about using a knife to prepare various things, mostly meat and vegetables. So it pays to know a few tricks for using knives. While it's a little more complex than it looks, it's also quite easy once … Continue reading Knife Tips
When I was much younger I got to visit Germany and Austria with a family friend who was the wife of the German ambassador to Turkey. She knew a lot about Turkish culture and especially their coffee. Turkish coffee is it's own special beast. You get a small portion of it, it's rich, syrupy, and … Continue reading Turkish Coffee
It should be pretty obvious that I'm writing a lot lately because I'm stuck inside due to Covid-19 Pandemic. I've been doing a lot of writing, but I'm trying to break it up with other activities. So I've been painting miniatures a lot. I went and got a new video game or two to pass … Continue reading Safer at Home: Using Zoom
So I thought maybe I'd write a bit about something that I love that I can't really use too much lately. My little green Toyota Prius C. My parents were very kind and bought this car for me when my previous car, the venerable 1997 Toyota Rav4 that I had driven for years finally broke … Continue reading My Prius
Having all this time inside my condo has really motivated me to finally get everything in order around here. While I moved in a year ago, I'm one of those people who needs to think for a while on how to optimize my living space before committing to it. The problem is I usually just … Continue reading Getting My Condo in Order, Finally
While it isn't great, I will say following the rules of "Safer at Home" is a lot easier than it could be. We have a wealth of options for getting all sorts of things sent to your home. Be it Amazon, Grubhub, or InstaCart. However, I do still need to get out of the condo … Continue reading Safer at Home: Curbside
The season is beginning to turn in Portland. It was a nice bright and sunny 60 degrees out. So I decided to go for a bit of a walk on the Springwater Corridor, which I happen to live very close to. The Springwater Corridor is a trail in Portland through most of the Southeast. It's … Continue reading Springwater Corridor: So Nice, Everyone is Here.
My title comes from Robert Frost's poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." I've always loved walking, hiking, and climbing. In February of 2012 I installed an App on my iPhone called "Map My Run." My first hike was 3.36 miles. For the last eight years I have tried to catalogue my hiking activities … Continue reading Miles to go before I sleep!