While recharging this past week, I purposely sought to be selfish and do things for me. Most would call this self-care, which I believe is a new word for simply taking care of ourselves. I would argue that it goes beyond taking care of myself. Sure, I indulged in a much needed haircut and massage… Continue reading All you need is love… for yourself
I know. I missed posting last week. Things have been so crazy. I’ve been fighting a cold that just won’t go away and work has been busy and Thanksgiving is around the corner! Excuses, excuses. But, I’m back and will hopefully be on track. I enjoy trying out different flavor combinations when I bake, especially those that are “outside the… Continue reading Outside the box
A very late and very quick update. I submitted an article to NYS TESOL’s (New York State Teachers of English to Other Languages) quarterly publication, Idiom. It was accepted and was just published. Below is a link. I’m really proud of my article and am excited that it is out there in the universe. If… Continue reading Hot off the press!
Have you ever noticed that we take more risks as children than as adults? Why is that? For some reason, I was struck by this and began thinking about it as it related to myself. I know this isn’t true of everyone, but it certainly seems true for me. In thinking about some of the “risks” I’ve… Continue reading “Have courage, and be kind”
I’ve given this crowd-pleasing recipe to others countless times. It is sweet, cool, and refreshing. But that’s not why I get asked for it. I think it has to do with the fact that it is simple to make and even easier to “dress up.” Though I do enjoy the process of creating complex or complicated recipes, simplicity often… Continue reading Mango Mousse
How would you describe the word subtraction, without using the words: subtract or minus? It isn’t as easy as you think. You need to think on your feet and come up with a creative way to describe the word so that others can figure it out. This is the general idea of the… Continue reading Don’t say the word!
These words imply something that is empty or undecorated. I like to use them to ignite a spark for my students. One of the production lessons I teach focuses on learning about some of the bread products that are made and sold at Hot Bread Kitchen (there are over 70, so I can’t pick them all).… Continue reading Blank Canvas