Nectarine and Berry Crisp

Everything about people it seems is a contridiction. I’m seeing this in myself especially more and more clearly the older I get. It fascinates me that I can be so grateful to God for my blessings and so angry about my body at the exact same time. I an be thankful for my legs while I’m pissed off that it hurts to move them. I, in my on little ol’ body, can feel anger, happiness, sadness, joy, confusion, emptiness, anxiety and calm all in one moment. No wonder its such a difficult endeavor to get through a day.
And its so easy for people to hide who they really are in this world. The person whom on the outside looks so put together is often the messiest of us all, but better at controlling how it appears. The nicest person can harbor a secret awfulness wrapped in judgment and a holier than thou attitude. And then you’ve got the people who look like they are falling apart on the outside who are amazing and know exactly who they are therefore feeling no need to pretty up the “outside package”.

Poppin’ some tags, and Blackberry, Plum & Hazelnut Coffee Cake

A wise man once said, when you have 20 dollars in your pocket, you pop some thrift store tags. And I live by those words.

When I got sick, I was in the throws of massive weight loss, (yay!) which meant my normal way with dealing with emotion was out. (eating my weight in pie.) So I adopted a new addiction in shopping. It started out small when I subscribed to a make up company sending me samples of useless make up products. I loved it. No matter what was in the package, it was like my birthday came every month when that pretty little pink package filled with stuff I’d never use came in the mail. Eventually I got too tired to even put make up on in the morning, so I switched to a jewelry subscription, thinking it was a more responsible …. Click picture to read more.

No recipe this time folks, just me.

No recipes folks, Just me. Today has been an awful day, when it comes to my health. My pain and exhaustion is at an all time high. For those of you who do not know me personally, I have a disease. They don’t know what it is, but they are calling it pre-MS, essentially. “Muscular Degenerative Myelin Disease” or some such nonsense. Basically, I’m all messed up with no place to go. Today is the day, like so many others, where I sit and dream as I look through my cookbooks and question what I’m made for.

I planted an herb garden a few weeks ago…. (Continued)

Considering The Lilies, and Eating Chocolate Cake

This blog is about the worlds best chocolate cake. At the risk of bringing up a very controversial word, its very moist.
But first, let me enlighten you on my recent revelation. Two actually. First, Even though they look super duper pretty, Lily’s are poisonous and should probably not be placed on a cake that you will be eating later.

Click the picture for the Second: