This Will Never Be a Cooking Blog

Frankly, cooking exhausts me and I don’t enjoy it at all. But it must be done so I do it. Today I made Turmeric Breakfast Cookies Maggie Style and was surprised at how easy they were. Maggie is a cooking and canning marvel and a good blogging friend. Since I didn’t have cloves in the house I didn’t use them and also I hate cloves so very much. We also don’t keep chocolate chips in the house because I love chocolate as much as I hate cloves and will eat them all. Since we don’t have chocolate chips I used organic cocoa powder from Costco. Anyway, the cookies were delicious and I will definitely make them again. There is no fat in these cookies and only 1/3 cup brown sugar and a few shakes of salt. Good job, Maggie! Thank you.

This afternoon I went grocery shopping which I generally avoid like the plague. Sometimes though I have to put on my big girl panties and do adult things. It actually turned out great because I saw a previous client’s daughter and she gave me the biggest hug about 5 times and told me to come and visit anytime which I will. Afterwords I thought about asking her for a reference which I know she will give.

When I was driving home from the grocery store I stopped and talked to a neighbour. I asked how their little boy was and how old he was. I thought he was 3 or 4. He is 6. Where did 6 years go? When they moved in I brought them a rose bush and their baby was a newborn.

My big excitement for the day was washing my down duvet. It is now all white again and super fluffy like a Dr. Suess bed. When I was little I was fascinated by the beds in Dr. Suess.

And this was my favourite picture in the whole world when I was 3. It still is one of my favourites. 💕

My son just dropped by. Gotta go!

23 thoughts on “This Will Never Be a Cooking Blog

  1. Birdie, so glad you liked the cookies, they are a guilt free indulgence, and I think they are actually good for you, is that possible I wonder, a cookie that is good for you!
    The low-sodium, low-cholesterol, low-sugar diet I have to follow is really challenging, so I am so glad to have this recipe. The spices excite the taste buds into thinking there is a lot more sugar there than there really is. Pepper is turning out to be an interesting ally in keeping food at least a little bit interesing. I did a pork roast in the Instant Pot with only 1/4 teaspoon of salt, but a lot of pepper and garlic, and it was too salty for me! Imagine that, too salty. My taste buds have changed.
    A friend suggested going low carb as well. Not happening. If things keep going with the low this and the low that, I may be reduced to a cardboard diet! 🙂

    • Have you thought about making a cookbook or a food blog on low-sodium, low-cholesterol, low-sugar diets? Or a YouTube? You definitely have a passion for this.

  2. So long as I am ‘in the mood’ I quite like cooking. Grocery shopping on the other hand (or pretty much any shopping except for plants and books) is a foretaste of hell.
    Those cookies sound good. Some cardamon in them might be nice too. We pretty much gave up salt ten years or so ago and I no longer add it to anything. And even a little is too much now.
    Have a wonderful time with your son.

    • It’s strange when you give up something how strong it can taste. I am that way with sugar. It tastes awful now. I think I would probably throw up if I had to drink a can of pop/soda now. I would love to go plant and book shopping with you. We would have so much fun! Do you get books from

  3. I love those illustrations of Dr. Suess. And you’re right — there’s something about the beds in particular that is fantastic!

  4. Oh, I would give my right eye for a fluffy down bed with a fluffy down comforter, and pillows. David says the down comforters are too heavy on him. He never had that luxury of sleeping like I did. Somehow I think if I had my own bed with comforters in the winter and a light quilt in the summer I would probably not need sleep aids.

    • My husband and I have to sleep separately. He needs the room hot with lots of blankets and I need the window wide open with just a comforter and a light blanket.

  5. I still have to wash my winter quilt. The dog sleeps with us and leaves her scent on it which I can’t stand after awhile. I’ve been meaning to wash it all summer and now it’s snowing and it’s still not clean!

    • They take so much time to wash and dry. It’s almost an all day task. I put mine in the dryer but had to keep taking it in and out for it to dry properly.

  6. I have a down duvet, too, that I’ve had for many yers and just love.

    But your Dr. Seuss photo really took me back – “I’m a Zizzer zazzer zuzz, as you can plainly see.” How many times did I read my kids that book?

  7. I have always loved Dr. Seuss. I still have a bunch of the stories in hardcover. Beautiful books in perfect condition. I don’t know why I’ve held onto them but I just can’t give them up. Maybe I’m hoping for a grandchild some day? Who knows, could happen. If not, I’ll have to find a very special place to donate these gorgeous books.

    • My kids read their books to death. Almost everyone of them had to be put in the paper recycling. I have since started to slowly replace them. I am pretty sure both my kids want kids, at least that is what they have told me. If not, I will gladly keep them for myself. I love children’s books.

  8. Hi Birdie 🙂
    Oh I’m not into grocery shopping AT ALL…I HATE it. That’s why I try to do a monthly shopping trip so I don’t have to go through that hell more than once a month. I read about your pears, oh that was disappointing! I hope you do try again!!

    • You must be super organized to only go once a month. You should do a post on your system. I could probably go every two weeks but once a month takes some serious organization and skill.

  9. The cookies sound great. I don’t always enjoy cooking either, and I could never do a cooking blog (though I love reading them). They are so much work… cooking, photographing, writing. Whew!
    It must have been so gratifying to see the daughter of your former client. I know you helped so many people. It’s a shame they’ve made it so difficult to do that they lose great employees.

    • If I was very rich I would hire a cook. If I never had to cook again I would not miss it at all. Bring on the laundry and dusting and vacuuming and I won’t complain.

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