Tag: food

Darnit, that’s One Good, Dang Diner

Darnit, that’s One Good, Dang Diner

“Hey Mom, I’m hungry, can we stop for something to eat?” inquired one of my offspring. “Sure,” I said, looking out the car window.  “How ‘bout we go to that Dam Diner.” “TRACY!” yelled my husband. “What?” I replied, smirking.  “That’s what it’s called: ‘The Dam Diner.’” I pointed out the window to a restaurant coming up on the right.  It…

Where Do Your Eggs Come From? I’m Not Eggsactly Sure

Where Do Your Eggs Come From? I’m Not Eggsactly Sure

Years ago when I was a kid, eggs in the supermarket came in two colors: white and brown. Because I perceived the brown eggs as being slightly bigger, I suspected that they did not actually come from chickens at all, but something bigger like ducks or geese, or possibly an emu.  Of course, the brown eggs were exactly the same…

Tracy and the Chocolate Factory

Tracy and the Chocolate Factory

Every so often I get an email of doom that has been sent to me along with everyone else on the planet. The latest one I received warned that we are on the verge of a severe Global Chocolate Shortage.   The alleged cause is a combination of high demand and some alienesque choco-viruses that are attacking our beloved cocoa beans.…

Killing Me Softly with Your Song

Killing Me Softly with Your Song

To whomever picks out the music that gets played while we’re shopping in the supermarket, As a loyal shopper at your grocery store, I thought it was time to acknowledge the contribution you make to my weekly food shopping experience.  I imagine that yours is an often thankless job, so I figured you would appreciate some feedback for the obvious…

Cooking with Tracy!

Cooking with Tracy!

Forgot to food shop?  No time to make a fancy meal? YOU’VE BEEN COOKING FOR YOUR FAMILY FOR TWENTY YEARS AND YOU’RE OUT OF IDEAS? No problem! You probably have everything you need for a healthy, delicious, quick dinner right in your pantry and beyond.  OK… maybe not healthy and delicious, but probably edible and non-life threatening. And if your…

A Five Second Lesson about the Five Second Rule

A Five Second Lesson about the Five Second Rule

For 40-something years, I have been under the impression that if you dropped food on the floor and you picked it up really fast, you could still safely eat it. In most circles, this is known as “The Five Second Rule” (and for the more fastidious, “The Three Second Rule”). This applied to anything that could easily be shaken or…