Now back to the fun foodie post. Did you hear? I experienced a racist incident. I was so steamed I had to write about it.
I have to say, keeping a blog has saved me many, many times. It has helped me deal with difficult and dark moments. Rather than being drowned out by what everybody else thinks, I get write my own narrative and I find that empowering. In blog world, I kick ass.
Anyways, here egg dishes I got to try this month. Most of the egg dishes were chicken eggs. I was hoping to find some eggs bonda or maybe make some this month. I did not even get to make eggs bonda during my week off. I think I may have under estimated the free time I actually had during my week off.
Continue reading Eat around the World: Eggs (recap)
I must always have a carton of eggs in the fridge. After university, there was a time eggs was what I had with every meal. I went from co-operative living at university eating from the cafeteria every day for every meal to making every meal on my own on a tiny budget. It was always breakfast for dinner and I did not mind. As I am approaching my mid-30s, I continue to do breakfast for dinner. Since I don’t eat a lot of meat and needed enough protein to get through my pregnancy, I had to eat lots of eggs (plus the morning protein shake to give me that boost). Plus my kid needs protein and she prefers eggs and beans. She does not really go out of her way to eat meat. Very rarely does she reach out for chicken. I am happy to say that it saves me money because I would probably find the meat on the floor.
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I think I was just being funny when I decided February’s theme would be around foods shaped like rings. Valentine’s Day is in February, so there are engagement rings. And the Olympics happened this month, so there are the Olympic rings. I think I was just being goofy at the time. But I have to say, I had a lot of fun than I expected exploring this shape. I did have bagels, but I did not find any true ring-shaped ones. Or maybe these bagels were so big, it was no longer ring-like. I did not get a chance to make any ring-shaped food since my donut mold was in a box as my kitchen cabinet had to stay empty for the majority of the month.
Continue reading Eat around the World: Ring-shaped food (recap)
I wanted to scale back the lavishness of a wedding to celebrate something ordinary like a Wednesday. I’ve been doing this recently to celebrate that I am halfway through another workweek. Plus, the lines in bakeries on Fridays tend to be long. I assume people are celebrating the end of the work week or they have Friday off..
Treating myself for a coffee and croissant on an Wednesday makes the middle of the workweek special. Wednesdays tend to be my busiest days also, so waking up a little early to leave my house a little early is worth it. Plus, I support small businesses.
This week has been pretty hard already. Since Sunday my car broke down and it’s still down today. My husband anticipated that the repair was beyond his skillset so I called for a mechanic to come take a look, but that did not happen until the following day. Monday happened and the mechanic shared his insight and said he’ll go look for the part and possibly come back later that evening or the following day. Anyways, I had to use my dwindling PTO to get that Monday off. I thought about getting a Lyft ride to work after the mechanic stopped by, but because I live fairly far the fare was pretty pricey for doing less than five hours of work that day.
Anyways here’s to another work week!
Do you do celebrate any “ordinary” days? Comment below!
“Eat around the World“ is a monthly writing/photography challenge where I invite people to share a dish around a theme, ingredient, or technique. June’s theme is “Wedding Cake…and other Celebratory Treats.” All themes are open to interpretation. Cooking skills are not required to participate.
Five Things Friday is a post where I share five things that either made my week, what I am thinking about, or would like to share with all of you!
The Good Place Season 4
I watched the entire season four of “The Good Place.” Without spoiling anything, I thought the ending was appropriate.
Places Been — Travel Tracker App
I downloaded this app during my trip. It is surprisingly fun. I use it when I am in a tain, bus ride, or waiting for something. It is hard to keep track of where I’ve been since some places date far back to me being a toddler; I would need to ask my parents. So far, I’ve been to 15 countries and 200 cities.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
I finished my second book of the year and I realized it is Black History Month. I’ve never seen the movie or the play, but would love to. Without spoiling too much, it is about a young black girl living in rural Georgia is going through the worst of conditions. She is separated from her sister who lives in another continent for many years. I kept turning the pages to see if things turn around for her…and guess what, they do. I knew it would turn around for her, but it felt like a slow burn.
“1619” podcast from The New York Times
In continuing with the Black History month theme, I listened to the “1619” podcast last June. It is a miniseries of five episodes of how African Americans have shaped U.S. history and culture well before a popular date, 1776. It is incredibly profound. “1619” should be a requirement in high school U. S. History classes.
Fresh squeezed orange juice is my simple joy — it is a good morning in a cup. I got this orange juice from a neighborhood supermarche in France. You press the button and the machine cuts up the oranges and squeezes it. From there, fresh juice comes out the spout.
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