Unique Garnish: Purple Chive Blossoms!

Unique Garnish: Purple Chive Blossoms!

If you plant chives in your garden they will come back each year, because they are perrenial, meaning they will live longer than two years.  Right about this time of year, they are sprouting blossoms that are a beautiful purple shade that is eye-catching in your landscape!  They are also EDIBLE! They resemble a small snowballs that produce petals that are about the size of a hole-punch when you pinch them off.  This makes for a fabulous opportunity for sprinkling your dishes with a confetti-like garnish that has a very sweet onion taste and a color we rarely get to use in our dishes – PURPLE! Here, we used them to add color & flavor to our onions & peppers for cheddar brats on the grill!  This would be perfect for spring and summer salads (like...

ASANA: Free Program to Organize Your Life

ASANA: Free Program to Organize Your Life

ASANA recently came into my life & I’ve been enjoying it!  No – I’m not talking about some newfangled fad or abstract concept.  I’m talking about a new user-friendly program online that can help you organize your goals & keep you on track!  Asana is a task-managing software that allows you to make your “to-do lists” with more success! I am a lover or “lists” so this particular idea is a home-run for me. www.asana.com Categorization: You can categorize them by the area of your life – home, work, hobby, financial, etc. Organization:  You can order them however you want.  You can view in multiple ways to keep you focused. You can give them due dates, priority, etc. Collaboration:  You can get others...

Sonic’s Sweet Potato Tots Review!

Sonic’s Sweet Potato Tots Review!

Well.  It was another crazy week.  I thought it wouldn’t be, but it was.  In the process, I found a new treat to have when I feel I’ve worked hard…. the sweet potato! When my Momma was a little girl growing up on a farm, she had to work hard – sometimes harder than adults nowadays & certainly harder than kids nowadays.  She recanted stories of after school chores to me often, but she once mentioned her favorite after school snack, and it has always stuck with me.  “My sisters and brother would run up the driveway & into the house to change into working clothes.  On the table, there’d be a dish with a towel covering.  Underneath that was our after school snack for the day.  We loved it when we’d reveal a...

Life is Short. Major on the Majors…

Life is Short.  Major on the Majors…

I don’t know who actually said this, but as we get older, it’s TOTALLY true.  I haven’t blogged in a while, and it’s not because major emergency or sadness has occurred in my life, rather loved ones and friends to which I am very close.  Already once this year I found myself driving in the dark with a fuzzy monkey and a comic book in a brightly-colored bag headed for the children’s hospital………..when I had a very long to-do list & little sleep. Later, I cancelled a bunch of things to get in the car to spend time with a loved one who needed a break and a laugh.  Recently, I took off work and skipped dinner to visit the hospital, because a dear friend’s dad is dying in the hospital. Why? Because some things...

Taco Bell Changes, Doritos Locos Taco Review & Rant

Taco Bell Changes, Doritos Locos Taco Review & Rant

So it’s been one of those weeks.  ….Make that two weeks……Where I have practically lived in my car, gone to bed at midnight or later, and eaten meals that came through a window.  It’s hard to find the “bright moments” when you get busy, but I found one recently – wrapped up in one of those “through-the-window” meals! Taco Bell has decided it would be a good idea to take a Dorito & turn it into a taco shell.  I’ll be honest, the first try I had – was unsuccessful.  It tasted like a knock-off Dorito that didn’t have enough stuffing.  I recently gave it another chance when grabbing a quick bite & changed my mind……not just about the taco – but about Taco Bell as a whole! The Doritos Locos Taco (I chose supreme) has just the...