Running errands as an introvert!

A few days ago, I was talking to my good friend (we go back more than 25 years of blood sweat &tears at work, and kept our friendship through retirement), and she has this thing where she insists on talking with me when she runs errands around town.   The thing is, she gets really worked …

Take care of yourself. the rest will follow.

This morning I woke up, and it was chilly, and the mere thought of going out for a run was giving me the shivers. I got up and made myself a cup of strong coffee, filled my hot water bottle and got back to bed to contemplate my next steps. Now I know you may …

Time to pair up!

I have enough (too much?) time to wonder why pears don’t enjoy the great PR apples do. Oh wait- before I start persuading you to occasionally switch between the 2, need I remind anyone that I am under no circumstances a registered dietitian or anything of the sort? Pears are in season now , as …

Apple-sauce instead of what??

Apples are a favorite of mine. I absolutely think fruit are nature’s fancy cakes, and I am risking being labeled as a douch/purist/hippie/all 3 together-and I don’t give a f%^&. Because- I am a true skeptic, and almost everything in life-in my opinion , is to be seriously doubted and double, if not triple-checked before …

Perfectionist? sorry- absolutely not.

Last week we were watching some cooking show, and this lady couldn’t finish her dish because she was so meticulous. she couldn’t let anything go. she had to understand every little detail, check and double check all the ingredients, the dish had to come out perfect -or it was a disaster , all in all- …

The cheapest “renovation” ever!

2 cans of paint ( 2 shades of blue) 20 door knobs (ceramic multi colored -from Amazon) Cest tout.  Before- After- A A great trick for lazy bums that the mere thought of taping endless duct tape and spreading old sheets all over the place (which, of course-is the right way to do it, mind …

Wood pallets 4 ways: a true frugal wonder!

I love these wood pallets. The reason is, that  I get to feel like a stellar environmentalist, reusing thrown out supposed to be trash, and creating (in my humble -oh I do care so much about my opinion, in fact, I care only about my opinion-mind). Plus- where I live -these are thrown out by …

DIY Chickpea flour: is it worth the hassle?

As usual-  A serious question -deserves a serious answer. #1: why bother in the first place?  Chickpea flour- or besan- is the vegan staple for an omelet substitute.(plus a lot of other great dishes too-especially from Indian cuisine). Don’t believe me? check online- you will find tons of great recipes for vegan omelets, basically including …

Now’s the time to appreciate leftovers!

I actually believe it is always a good time to appreciate leftovers, but even if you are not as strict , you probably got the message from the past 3 months.. Learning to use what you have lying around is an essential skill for times when supermarkets are raided, stores are barely open and I …

Simplest method to cut your gardening expenses!

Yes there is a double meaning “hidden” there. mainly because the best way I know to drastically cut on gardening expenses, is, well, to use cuttings and seed packets, instead of buying plants at the nursery. I admit I did purchase a few plants lately, the reason being I wanted to freshen up my garden …