Woman

Woman. I was born the only girl in a family of 5 children. My first memory of being a woman, different from man, was in Kindergarten. I sat across from a boy who intrigued me. He played with toys I’d never seen before and spoke a different language. In my mind he seemed stronger than…

Compassion

Self-esteem is defined as “confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect.”  The difficulty with self-esteem is who or what deems you worthy? If we try something with great confidence but “fail” in the eyes of our family, boss, or self, we begin to judge ourselves to only be good or bad. Today, I’m good…

SAFE

We can be addicted to safety.  What makes me feel secure, at all cost, I will establish. We spend money, resources, and time in an effort to bring stability and a sense of control. If you are a parent, you realize the importance of stability and predictability.  Children need stability to survive and grow into…

Cajun Pork Chops with Cheese Grits

Ingredients 4 Thin Cut Pork Chops, boneless or trim off the bone Enough of your favorite oil to coat the pan generously Enough flour to coat your pork chops Zatarain’s Creole seasoning to taste, or your favorite Cajun style seasoning 1 medium onion Bob’s Red Mill Polenta Corn Grits, or your favorite style of grits…

Clean

As a little girl growing up in a rural area, the dump was a place you visited often. This sounds so strange, but I loved riding with my dad to the dump. As an adult, that’s the last errand on my list of favorites. Perhaps it was the time in the car with my dad,…

Farro & Broccoli Salad

The farro grain was introduced to our home on a cooking show.  The next day during our first trip to Aldi grocery store we found this magical grain!  The recipe below doesn’t seem like much, but you will fall in love with the texture. I loved how the grain absorbed the olive oil, lemon, and feta…