Adventures in Cooking: Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This entry is part 7 of 6 in the series Adventures in Cooking

One of the frustrating things about chronic life is that it delimits what I can do. Depending on the day it does so rather severely. This means I am cooking far less these days.  Most of my time and energy goes into tea. And I love tea, I do.  I Continue Reading →

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Back from the Mostly Dead (I Survived the Winter Plague)

As we sort of dropped off the map for January – other than a somewhat wibbley-intermittently-feverish presence on Twitter – I thought an explanation might be warranted. It all started with our holiday rush last year.  Which began sometime in early October. It was pretty impressive. And I enjoyed every Continue Reading →

Mister Tea’s ‘The Night Before Christmas’

‘Twas a fortnight before Christmas, and all through the house All the creatures are stirring… even the mouse.  The teas were all sitting on shelves with great care, Waiting for orders that soon would be there. The dogs were excited, and playing with toys, While we laughed at the antics Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness Part 2: The Daily Grind of Pain

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Heavy Content

Note:  This post is about chronic pain from my perspective and written through my experience with it.  I know that this will not cover everyone’s experience.  Additionally, there should definitely be content warnings.  Chronic life involves everything from PTSD to depression to tremendous anxiety to… Chronic pain isn’t a single Continue Reading →

Adventures in Cooking: Rotisserie Chicken (or Why Slow Cookers are Awesome)

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Adventures in Cooking

One of the things that I have been trying to do lately is make sure that we have a freezer full of tasty things that can be defrosted at need. When you are dealing with an assortment of chronic illnesses – you need quick options. For the meals where I Continue Reading →

Adventures in Cooking: Biscuits

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Adventures in Cooking

One of the frustrating things about ending up in New Mexico was the altitude issue when applied to cooking. All of my Gramma Betsy’s recipes were optimized for sea level, and not all of them translated well to the nosebleed altitude Mister Tea and I live at. The two that Continue Reading →

Adventures in Cooking: Baked Stuffed Apples

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Adventures in Cooking

I really enjoy sharing good food with people. It is very similar to my love of creating and sharing good tea with people. I don’t have the time or spoons to properly cook as often as I would like to, but I manage from time to time. This past weekend Continue Reading →