Monday, February 25, 2008

All Starbucks In The United States Will Be Closed For One Day!

It looks as though this will be happening so that those that work at Starbucis can get some training!

Personally I have yet to actually go into - much less - buy anything from Starbucks. I hear that their prices are very high and expensive - even for a cup of coffee! But still I think that they are a great idea for those that are in a hurry and need their cup of coffee as soon as possible.

Here is a link to the news story.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

I Enjoy Having A Nice Cup Of Tea

Here is a coupon that I let lapse - darn it!

I do enjoy a nice hot cup of tea with honey and lemon!

Celestial Seasonings is one of my very favorite brands! I like to get the one that has the different kinds of tea in it called "The Sample Pack"

I'm thinking about having a nice, hot cup of tea right now!

Friday, February 22, 2008

"You Are What You Eat"

I have really come to like this show a lot (except for the "pooh" part!)

Here in the states it comes on my Dish TV's BBC America channel.

A woman named Gillian (who is a dietrician / nutrionalist shows people what is wrong with their diets.

The show starts out showing a person and their physical attributes (and the troubles that they are having if they are considered obese) and then it shows their eating habits and then it shows a showing of the food that they have consumed during the week! I must say that I can see myself in some of those showings. Even though I am discovering the joys of cooking I do have my moments when I will order a pizza or something. I love buying donuts at my local grocery store and usually buy them for a quick fix!

The best part of the show that I like is when Gillian shows them their new "diet" which is a sampling of more healthier foods that they should be eating. Here is where I get ideas about what healthy foods that I should be buying for my own self!

The show goes on to show the people adjusting to and eating their new diet and then show the end results of how they have progresses after being on their new and healthy diets. The end results are quite good! Problems like diabetes that were shown at the beginning of the show have improved. A lot of times their skin is more healthy and sometimes their skin is even glowing! Of course it goes without mention that they have lost weight and have come down in clothing sizes.

The ending result of the show is how the people look after partaking in their new diets and whether or not they will be able to stay on their new diets.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I Prefer A Cup Of Freshly Brewed Coffee

I have never been a fan of instant coffee! I like the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning! I have gone through several coffee makers and I think that the next time I buy one I won't buy one that's on sale. I want to buy one that will last!

*I found a very interesting site where people post a picture of their favorite coffee cups.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Joy Of Cooking - Why I Started This Blog

Actually I should think of it as the "rediscovered" joy of cooking.

I do remember how I liked to bake in my younger years. I have never made a pie before but I have made a few cakes and a couple of biscuits. Not too long ago (a few months) I made cornbread for the very first time.

As I got older my mother used to do all the cooking. She seemed to enjoy it very much so I let her do so. Unfortunately my mother passed away not too long ago and I have rediscovered my love of cooking!

There are some simple things that I can prepare - food-wise - like scrambled eggs and I have made rice (which is sort of an artform to make it correctly (that nobody told me!)). As far as meat goes I either bake it, fry it or make a stew and add vegegetables. Making a stew is very pleasurable to me because I don't even mind chopping up all the vegetables and food in stew form is good for you - especially during the winter.

I have also come to realize that as I get older I should be eating more healthier too. Don't get me wrong I love my "take-out" food and I will definitely continue to order out ordering my pizza's, etc....but I want to eat some healthy "junk" too!

I'm not too fond of onions but can appreciate the fact that they are good for you and I will usually add them to my stews. I have also come to appreciate the fact that there is more than just one type of onion!

I started this blog because I am sure that I am not alone in that I'm not a chef or have had years of cooking experience but am someone who has discovered that they like to cook and have discovered the joy of cooking!