Posts Tagged "Costco"


Turkish Delight Trauma

Turkish Delight Trauma


Posted By on Oct 13, 2015

Perhaps you are unaware of this, but I post a couple times a month on a massive nerd site called Legendarium Media. I’m a nerd, so I can say that. Since I had this legally-questionable cookbook just sitting around, I figured I could still post the recipes using the original text. So, all my posts consist of text from “Astrid’s Modern Hobbit Recipes.” The recipes are the same, and the arrangement is completely...

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I’m in print; now I’m famous.

I’m in print; now I’m famous.


Posted By on Sep 24, 2015

Not exactly. Well, I hadn’t intended to take a whole four months off for a summer vacation, but there it is. I did. Lest you think I was traveling the world or hanging around in some quiet resort, I will tell you that my summer started in June with a wedding. My younger daughter got married and I was her official wedding planner. I was relieved when she and her fiancé finally asked for help back in March. Fortunately, she was...

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I just want a bowl of ramen…

I just want a bowl of ramen…


Posted By on May 17, 2015

I know a few people who consider a box of macaroni and cheese the perfect comfort food (meaning my two daughters). For me, however, comfort food is usually a packet of ramen. Inevitably it’s either beef or chicken and it is sold in a box of 48 at (surprise!) Costco. I make this particular variety with 1¾ cups of water, as opposed to the 2 cups the package calls for; plus, I like to break up the noodles before cooking them. Yes,...

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I am putting aside my summertime blues, at least temporarily. One day long ago, as I was cruising the aisles at Costco (which is sort of the holiest of shrines for me), I spied a reasonably priced package containing two 32-ounce jars of artichoke hearts packed in water. I thought, fabulous; these will be really handy to have around to put in…well, something… And a year passed while the jars continued to sit on my pantry...

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I know I’ve been ranting about chocolate lately, which is inevitable in light of the recent holiday. And I rant because I love it, even though I rarely eat any—you know, always on a diet. I’m so angry about constantly dieting that I could “chew nails and spit rust,” to quote my late mother (always one for the pithy cliché). Then you hear about the health benefits of chocolate. Unfortunately, this only...

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