donuts, doughnuts, perfection, writing

Instant Perfection

Somehow we've become a culture that expects things to turn out the way we want without much effort or many tries. Maybe some of the influence comes from social media. We have only patience enough for a snapshot of things, whether in words or in picture form. Seeing DIY videos, where things seem so fast… Continue reading Instant Perfection

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Clam Chowder

I love cooking. Unless baking pastries is involved. That's a different beast. It's exact, and I'm not a fan of dough products or sweets of that sort. Giving accurate measurements to the dishes I make is impossible. Not because I don't appreciate precision. A part of me loves number crunching. I see creating in the… Continue reading Clam Chowder

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Fine Foods

Life is much better with good food. Don't you think? Here are a few of my recent favorites: Korean Sushi from the Nashville's Farmer's Market. Grilled Organic Irish Salmon and Creme Brûlée from Cafe Terracotta. Lily Chang © 2018 Aburi hotate, aka seared scallops, from Sushi Den. Pesto Garden pizza, using gluten-free crust, from Modern… Continue reading Fine Foods

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Filling the Creative Tank

Until a veteran, published author encouraged me relatively recently to do art to improve my writing, I thought doing that stuff was engaging in frivolous activities with spare time I didn't, don't have, and couldn't afford. She insisted that doing art would help. It would refill the creative tank. I'd have more to bring to… Continue reading Filling the Creative Tank