Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Reaching Out

I haven't posted in some time as you can tell. I wanted to be brief and just tell my followers 
I am here.
I have been struggling with some personal issues it seems like it's come to a head and I am really having a rough time. I am getting some help with these issues and I hope that I can find someone that can help me further. I wanted to post about it I am not ready to tell anyone about my past and I don't intend to it's a private matter but I did want to share some things that will pave the way for future posts. I was recently diagnosed with PTSD  I feel like I am an honest person and I want to share my struggles with my followers.

 I do have friends and family who read this blog so I will not be providing any details again about anything (so don't ask)  but I wanted to share that I am dealing with I am trying to desperately find a way to share my experience with you. I have some really cool posts about happier things I recently tried a new food service and wanted to share my experience with you. Stay tuned 
Monday, June 19, 2017

Nice Rack!!!

Nice Rack: The Five Essential Spices
 for a Worldly Cuisine

There’s a reason that when people get stuck in a rut, and tired of the same old routine, they “spice things up.” There’s a reason that those indispensable experiences, those moments in time that we wish we could freeze and hold onto like a flower pressed in the pages of a book, are considered to be the “spice of life.” That reason is because without spice life would be downright boring. And food would be too. Below I’ve created a list of five flavorful and aromatic spices that you should have on your spice rack, so that your cuisine may never be boring.
  1. Cinnamon
    Because cinnamon is so often utilized, especially in the West, in sweet foods, either breakserts (breakfast+desserts) or outright desserts, cinnamon has been relegated to the sugar shelf of most people’s kitchens. The shame is that cinnamon is one of the most versatile spices on this list, having the range of yes, an excellent sweetness enhancer, but also some serious savory chops. It’s a staple of Middle-Eastern cuisine. Don’t be afraid to add some to your next spice rub, you just might have found the secret ingredient that all your dinner guests ask after.
  2. Nutmeg
    A wonderful freshness comes from this spice, which is found in cuisines all over the world. From the Far-East back to the Middle-East and up into European cooking, it’s remarkable to see all the different uses come from this single spice. You can buy it dried and ground, but if you want to get the most out of it, do yourself a favor and get yourself a nutmeg grater and grate it fresh.
  3. Paprika
    Most often used in Eastern-European and Mediterranean cuisines, paprika is used not only to add a spicy flavor, but also because of the natural, beautiful color it imbues. Here’s a tip for you, while sprinkling the dried spice is effective, you can really pull a fuller flavor out of it by slowly heating it in a little oil.
  4. Cayenne
    The spicier cousin of Paprika, which is also made from ground peppers, cayenne is the go-to for when you need to make your mouth sweat. A little bit goes a long way, but this isn’t like biting into a habanero. The nice thing about cayenne is that it brings with it a good peppery flavor, and does not only serve as the need for a refill on your water. Just a pinch will add a dynamism to any dreary sauce.
  5. Cumin
    Cumin comes in both seed and ground form, and depending on what you’re making, you’ll find a use for both. It features a rustic flavor, and will add warmth to your cooking without being hot. Cumin would be right at home in your Thanksgiving turkey gravy, and also in your winning entry in your company’s chili cook-off.
These are five basic and versatile spices, but they’ll ensure that you never are lacking in the spice of life.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The mountains are calling and I must go

We are heading up to Aspen Colorado for a few nights for some TLC and some relaxation. I will share my fun with you once I get back :)
Friday, June 9, 2017

Organic Summer Must Haves

Thursday, June 1, 2017

What Have I Been Up To?

So I haven't posted in some time sorry folks super busy at work and home. Starters I am now doing kickboxing it's so crazy!!  A few friends of mine wanted me to go and I have to say I am so burned out.. wow. it's very hard to do.

In additon to this I also started taking yoga and I love it so much!! what a great stress relief it is for me and a great bonding experience with my girlfriends. I am really enjoying this new active side to myself. I am going to be posting my kickboxing playlist here in a few days along with my own yoga playlist via @Spotify stay tuned for that.