At the Grocery Store

I like grocery shopping. Really, I do. I cherish it even more now than I did before. Having used grocery pick-up services back in 2020, I appreciate the chance to actually hold produce in my hands. Maybe food selecting is also enjoyable for me because it reminds me of past times with my mom. I’d tag along with her, pick fruit from the bin and maybe even weigh them on those nifty silver scales. If I was really good and well-behaved, I’d get a treat from the bakery (usually a roll). Or Tic … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese chicken salad: self-evident description, and about as authentic as a fortune cookie It's not real Chinese food, but what can I say? I'm an Americanized girl. I have fond memories of the salad. Here are my top three happy associations with it: 1) High school. One of the first times I went "out" to a restaurant. I remember splitting this dish and some tasty walnut shrimp with my best friend from high school. 2) UCLA friends. Again, I found myself sharing a platter--with college … [Read more...]