This is where I get to say anything I feel like saying and you get to agree with me.
We will also share stories and chocolate if you have any.
Naps are also encouraged, if shopping is out of the question.


How to Cope .. When there is no Chocolate

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Couscous ( a recipe)

Couscous dinner has been one of my mainstays for the past year or so.
Cooking for one can be a nice way to spend some time or it can be annoying because it is only for you and you aren't hungry anyway and have no taste for anything.

I made couscous the other day ... just for something to do .. put it in the fridge to sit until I felt like eating.

They are easy- I use the box of Far East couscous.

Bring water and a bit of oil to a boil, add the couscous and turn off the heat. Add the flavor pack/or not. I never use the flavor pack. Until now.

I had a drawer of vegetables getting old in the fridge.
I have several boxes of couscous ... because I never remember that I already have it so I buy another box.

who remembers how much couscous they have ??

OK, this is how you do it :

* 1 box couscous .. any flavor will do .. the flavor  is a separate envelope, you don't even have to use it.

* Bring water to boil, with a drop of olive oil in it.

* Add contents of box, stir , turn off heat, put lid on it ..

*Chop:
Red onion or / and scallions
Whatever veggies are in the fridge ..

*I added broccoli and celery with red onion*

When that is all cooked and tender, throw some flavor on it.
I used Sesame Oil and a little Soy Sauce.

Toss the whole thing around in the pot and let it sit.
Don't refrigerate unless you feel you must or like it cold.
It is good warm ( microwave works fine) or cold ( I like cold better in Summer)


Let it sit at room temp or into the fridge, it is perfect alone or with anything you like ..
I love couscous with fish .. salmon roasted under the broiler ... yummm.

And there you have it. A meal that can actually be made and ready for the table in about 15-20 minutes.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Plain and Simple - Beautiful

I have to remember this when warm weather ( remember what that is ?) comes back .
I love the white flowers and the color of the glass.. simple and beautiful.


Friday, January 29, 2016

The Door to the Magical Place

The door to a magical place .. a place where people smile at you as they walk past, where people stop and chat , no one is in such a big hurry, dogs walk and stop and allow you to pet them , some people like to kiss certain dogs ... neighbors stop and chat , doormen stop their sweeping  and say hello as you go by.
To the right are parks and museums and magical things to do..
To the left are markets and parks and magical things to do ...
It is close to that time .. the time to go back to the magical place ..

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tis the Season for ZOOP

http://www.foxvalleyfoodie.com/creamy-turkey-gnocchi-soup/

Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup .. what  is there not to love?