Boba (Bubble Tea) Virgin

I was a boba (bubble tea) virgin.  I learned of boba by Netflix binge-watching the first two seasons of a CW network musical/comedy/drama entitled Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.  The characters of the show drink a lot of the stuff.  It seems to be a sort of running joke–like how one character’s grandmother likes her boba with the ...

I Was An Olive Oil Extra Virgin

I was an olive oil extra virgin.  I never dreamed there would be such a difference between what I thought was extra virgin olive oil and the genuine article.  Unless we in the U.S. make the effort to search beyond our local grocery stores, many of us may never find it.  Tasting real extra virgin ...

I Sent Hewlett Packard Packing: Breakup With Beloved Printer

I sent Hewlett Packard packing.  Yep.  I broke up with my printer.  The place where Hewlett once sat stands out in bold relief against the outline of dust surrounding it.  To heck with housekeeping, anyway. What girl feels like dusting when she’s going through a bad breakup? In retrospect, I am aware of how much ...

Sally Lunn Bread

The Sally Lunn bread recipe I tried today is a simple batter bread.  Therefore, it requires no kneading.  I thought that eliminating the need to knead would give me a better chance for a favorable outcome.  I believe I would have aced this one had I remembered to mix the sugar in with the dry ...

I’m Bombing at Baking Bread

  I’m bombing at baking bread.  I refuse to take this defeat lying down.  I’m a high school graduate, for gosh sake.  I should be able to bake a loaf of bread. Ah, bread!  The “staff of life”, as my grandmother called it.  Certainly it isn’t that complicated, right?  Haven’t humans been making it for centuries, if ...
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