Rough health day

I had one of those days where I just didn’t feel well. I was very nauseated all day even though I doubled the dose of my nausea meds, (safely). I had some twinges of pain in my side like I have when I get “warning shots” from my pancreas before it goes nuclear with pancreatitis … Continue reading Rough health day

The 8th…

Favorite food: Oh my goodness. I mean, I don’t think I have a favorite food. If I have to pick an American thing, then I guess I have to choose swiss steak. (Pretty sure it is not from Switzerland…). It’s a steak that has been beaten with a meat mallet and then coated with flour … Continue reading The 8th…

My new treat

Okay, so clearly I have to say at the outset, not a good product if you have a peanut allergy. However, this stuff is amazing. I like to take a tablespoon of it and dump it on a sliced banana with a little bit of honey. Yummy! The whole deal is like 150 calories and … Continue reading My new treat

Day 53

...that pretty much sums it up, although she said she was thinking about permitting gatherings of less than ten by the end of the month, so there's hope. I am staring down the kitchen still, (I did get the sink cleaned out and the dishwasher emptied out), and I still have to get into the … Continue reading Day 53


This is a plate full of Pandebono. Short of my stepmom's empanadas, these are my favorite things. My Dad made them for breakfast and they were amazing. I think these may have suffered from a bit too long in the oven to tell the truth, (hence all of the cracks), but they still tasted great. … Continue reading Yumminess!


Omgosh. My stepmom is originally from Colombia and she is an amazing cook. She made empanadas last night out of the oxtails she made the night before. I didn't think she could top the oxtails, but I was wrong. So good. Colombian empanadas are different than Mexican ones in ways that are hard to describe. … Continue reading Empanadas!


There was too much party food at this birthday party, plus cake and ice cream. I don't know how to navigate this crap yet. I took small portions, and I'm making it my dinner, but I'm totally freaked out about it. I walked for 30 minutes in my neighborhood earlier, but I'm about to hit … Continue reading Much


This is Bandeja paisa from Colombia.  It is one of the best plates of food I know. I was first introduced to Colombian food by my Dad's girlfriend when I was around 11 years old.  She would make all kinds of things that, at 11, I wasn't very sure about.  That actually caused a lot of … Continue reading Family