I’m Losing It!

Here’s a brief update on my weight loss situation. I’m losing it! That is a good thing. I am losing it far slower than previously, but loss is loss.  I hit 204 pounds a couple of weeks ago, and due to both an injury and perhaps more laziness than I care to admit to, I have gained back a couple of pounds. I am still at a lower weight than I have been in many years. Continue reading “I’m Losing It!”

New Zealand Spinach and Dragon’s Tail Radishes

Do you get stuck in a cooking rut? Do you make the same foods over and over again because they’re delicious, comfortable and easy to make? I certainly do! It is so easy to fall into a routine, especially if you live in a small town with limited food ingredient choices. Fortunately, our small town is very diverse. Not only do we have Germans and Norwegians, but we also have Belgians! Seriously, we are diverse with many people groups from Africa, Asia, Mexico and South America represented along with the typical Northern and Eastern Europeans. Continue reading “New Zealand Spinach and Dragon’s Tail Radishes”

A Pressing Matter


img_2151Sometimes you just have to try doing something different. I had never made tortillas before. Somehow, I had an old, cast iron tortilla press in my possession. I remember it being in my parent’s house for ages. My mother never used it to my knowledge. She was Ukrainian for goodness sakes! Why did she even have a tortilla press? I suppose she could have made pierogies with it. Come to think of it, I may have to try that! Pierogies are just Eastern European empanadas. Continue reading “A Pressing Matter”