Monday, December 31, 2018

Garlic & Herb Broth

Well, here we are - New Years Eve!  2018 flew by quicker than usual due to multitudinous changes, and to say that the end of the year snuck up on me is a total understatement.  In January, I finally took the plunge and had LASIK surgery.  Having been seriously nearsighted for the majority of my life, being able to see with 20/20 vision is unbelievable!  In March, I accepted a new job in Portland, Maine; we packed up the house in Vermont, put it on the market and moved into an apartment in a city we'd visited just a few times before.  In April, I began working with a fantastic team; I settled in quickly and got to work on several projects.  Summer flew by, with much of my time spent exploring the farmers market, trying new restaurants, meeting new people, and discovering my new surroundings.  In September, we put an offer on a new home, so we packed up our little apartment (it felt like we'd only just unpacked!) and moved in early November.  Thanksgiving and Christmas were spent with friends, enjoying our new digs over amazing food and drinks.

Somewhere along the way, I got a cold.  Not a bad cold, but enough to develop an incessant cough.  In search of relief on a partial sick day, I threw together this garlic & herb broth, my spin on this garlic broth recipe.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Traveling Through Life

A sunny Friday. The first sunny day in a while. The days, cloudy and rainy of late, are draining me. I’m still getting used to the weather patterns now that I’ve moved to coastal Maine. I awake, bleary-eyed, arrive to work a few minutes later than planned, waiting for the dreariness to pass. Long used to getting a mellow caffeine fix from green tea, I turn to iced coffee a couple of days a week. I follow those coffee fixes with a period of frenetic jitteriness, and then an epic slump.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hey, Hello, I'm Back

Hello again!  It's been a while since I've posted, and a lot's happened in the meantime.  After ten years of working for the same company, I accepted a position with a new employer and relocated to Portland, ME.  The husband and I packed up and moved last week; we're still trying to put the finishing touches on our new place, but I thought I'd share a quick and easy recipe for cauliflower fried rice that I made for dinner.