What are your favorite spices?
When I was growing up the number of spices in our house was kept to a minimum. And what was there was mostly put into pies. I suppose by some standards our food was pretty bland but there’s something to be said for enjoying natural flavours. When I started cooking on my own and following recipes, the phrase “season to taste” drove me mad. What does that even MEAN?? A friend told me it usually indicates that you should add salt and pepper, so I was able to deal with that and stay reasonably sane.
I still don’t like things that are excessively spicy, and except for cinnamon and chili pepper I tend to depend on the people who make the spices to mix them up for me. I buy those little bottles that say pork, chicken, steak, poultry or vegetable seasoning and hope for the best.
I put cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric in my smoothies every day because they’re all supposed to be good for me. There’s so much other stuff in there, I can’t even taste them.
What object do you always have with you when traveling and why?
I’m trying to remember what I did before I started taking my I-Pad with me everywhere. Used someone else’s computer, or called home on someone else’s land line. Or sent a postcard. My watch is something I never wear at home, but like to have with me when I’m away. Never mind the time, it tells me what day it is. And I never leave home for any length of time without carting along double the amount of prescription medication I’ll need, because you never know if the plane might crash on a desert island and I don’t want to be the first one to die because I didn’t have enough Synthroid with me.
What is one thing you love about being an adult?
I love everything about being an adult, except maybe for having to pay all the bills. And figure out what spices to add to things. Everything else is easy once you get those two things sorted out.
What item, that you don’t have already, would you most like to own?
I would most like to own a mansion full of servants. Or a helicopter. Since both of these are unlikely to materialize in my life, I’d settle for a big art studio in the Caribbean.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Well, here’s something I’m grateful for today! There has been snow falling all around us, but somehow it missed depositing itself in our little town. We’ve even seen some sunshine on an otherwise grey and overcast day.
I’m looking forward to casting my vote in the provincial election on the 5th of May. Even though nothing is likely to change very much. The PC’s have been in power since 1971. That’s longer than my children have been alive.
As always, I’m grateful for my little art studio which is not in the Caribbean, and I’m happy to have lots of time to spend in it. I’m grateful that I snuck this world sharing post in just under the wire before the next one is suddenly upon us. One of the perks of being an adult is sauntering along to the beat of your own drum.