#AtoZChallenge: Theme Reveal – #Cooking


This year I am doing the A to Z Challenge on all 4 of my blogs:

My theme, this year, for this site is cooking terms.

On a recent phone conversation, my husband said to someone, “My wife is discovering she likes to cook”  My immediate thought was, “No, I already knew I like to cook….”  In fact, I’ve always liked to cook and bake (probably more baking than cooking).  The thing is I’ve gotten in the habit of letting my husband have control of the cooking in our household.  Quite honestly, I’m really more into a more experimental type cooking.  I like to take a basic idea or recipe and play with it or try cooking different things together (something I haven’t really had the chance to try doing in quite sometime).

Stay Tuned in the month of April as I take you on an Alphabet Journey through a variety of cooking terms like  Mise En Place, Flambe, Knead, Whisk,  Parbroil.

As I post each letter, I’ll be including the post on my 2015 A to Z Challenge page.

#DailyPrompt: 32 Flavors

Today’s Daily Prompt (32 flavors)  asks

Vanilla, chocolate, or something else entirely?

Yesterday, was free cone day at DQ (not sure if other places were doing this as well or just DQ).   I hadn’t originally thought to stop when I first learned about the event via twitter since I was pretty sure that they’d be out by the time I would have been out and about (thinking that this was one of those ‘while supplies last’ or ‘limited number’ available type of things).  One of the stores I stopped at was right next to a small DQ which was still going strong with people in-line for a “free cone”.  I decided What the Hell and stopped in to get one.  Since both Chocolate and Vanilla sounded good, I decided on the chocolate/vanilla swirl.

Now as for my favorite flavor of ice cream?  Do I have to choose one???  There are so many good flavors out there.  Anyone remember Baskin & Robbins 32 flavors?  I say “remember” somewhat loosely since Baskin & Robbins is still out there (I just don’t ever go since they aren’t nearby, I don’t think).  I remember going in there and taking forever trying to decide on what flavor to get (sometimes, I’d even get a double decker – back when ice cream scoops weren’t so expensive – of 2 different flavors).

……. Oh, you’re waiting for my favorites…. Ummmmm…… Butter Pecan, Bubble Gum, Mint Chocolate Chip, Sherberts, Neopolitan,….  Sorry can’t choose just one ;-P

Share Your World: 2015 – Week 10

I’m once again, after an unintentional long break (which I hope does not become a pattern) joining Cee for her Week 10 “Share Your World” Questions.

When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own?

We tend to use flashlights for the actual purpose of seeing and getting  around.  However, we will use candles (if they are available for ambiance) 

You are given $5,000 and the chance to exchange it for one of two envelopes. One envelope contains $50,000 and one contains $500. Do you make the trade? Why or why not?

I really don’t know for sure what I’d do, but I think I probably would just take the $5,000 simply because we could use the money and I’m not so sure I trust my luck not to just end up with the lesser $500….  Then again, the chance for$50,0000 —  Who knows.

What’s your first memory?

There are three memories that take place all right about the same time:  One of the first things I (vaguely) recall is that I am sitting on the floor of what (I believe) is my mother’s studio.  Oddly enough I never see my mother or any part of her but I know that I’m at her studio and I know she is there….  I can’t explain how I know this, I just do.

Another memory was sitting in the family canoe (which was anchored – to a tree?)  I would sit for hours pretending to row.  One final memory is of chasing after my father who was chasing after the cows of a neighbor who lived across the “river” from us.  His cows would end up over on our side and my father would run after them shooing them back home.  Oddly enough, I still recall the neighbors name – Chief Bob Babs (Chief of Police of Brookings, Oregon  at the time, or maybe he was retired at that point.

What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep, toss and turn, or get up and try to do something?

Considering the fact that I usually end up going to bed when I’m pretty well exhausted (or close to) this doesn’t happen often.  When it does  I usually try to just lie still with my eyes closed, doing my best to shut down my brain,  for a while to see if sleep will come.  Sometimes a bit of relaxing reading helps….  If nothing else I get up and work on something till I am a bit more tired and then try again with the earlier mentioned steps of just closing my eyes or trying a relaxing read.


I’ll switch to the “Improved Posting Experience” when…..

Here’s the message at the top of my wordpress editor….  

“There’s now an easier way to create on WordPress.com! Switch to the improved posting experience.” 

I’ll tell you what, WordPress,  I’ll switch to the new blog writing/editing system when you guys starting providing this service as available in the “classic editor”….




“Copy a Post
Use an existing post as a template”

I really don’t understand why it was removed (and if it’s in the new editor I sure as heck can’t find it anywhere).

And that’s my two-cents worth on the new WordPress Blogpost editor




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