Taking the cake(s)

Summer crawled along this year, dimmed by our lengthy pandemic status and an early wildfire season. By the time my birthday — as well as that of my blog’s — rolled around, celebrating —  as it has felt for much of the last year —  seemed a bit ridiculous.

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Winning a challenge to oneself

I don’t like competition, but like many other beings at times compromised by human nature, I often fall under the spell to compete and compare with others. It’s a losing battle, really. As a very wise friend once told me, comparing yourself to others is “dangerous.” No matter what, if you don’t have the proper . . . → Read More: Winning a challenge to oneself

Envisioning a Greek yogurt cheesecake

From the moment I tried Greek yogurt, I was spoiled for no other. Its firm, creamy, rich texture makes other yogurts seem watery, loose and bland by comparison. Eating a honey-flavored Greek yogurt topped with fresh blueberries one evening, my friend and longtime collaborator pronounced, “This would make a great cheesecake. You need to make . . . → Read More: Envisioning a Greek yogurt cheesecake