My Cooking Adventures
10th November 2017

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Something about fall weather makes me want to be in my kitchen and cook.  I don’t know what it is.  I mostly associate fall with baking.  I always start baking my banana bread or my muffin top chocolate chip cookies and try other baking adventures.  Last year I learned how to make sugar cookies and shortbread cookies.

This time around, it’s not just baking.  I just want to spend time in my kitchen and try up different recipes and how I do.  There has been an inspiration to also cook healthier as  my husband requested I start cooking low-fat recipes because he’s focusing on being more health conscious.  Naturally, I obliged.  I’ve already tried a couple of new things for him and they were quite successful.

This led now to a small obsession, researching more and more recipes that I could potentially try in my kitchen and even thinking of new recipes that I could create myself.  I am also looking on how to get my son to eat healthier because he sadly inherited my aversion to vegetables.   Now because of this new found inspiration, I have started a new blog on wordpress rightfully called Shar’s Food Adventures.  This will be my place to put up recipes of my own, share recipes I’ve come across and just share whatever other foods I have tried elsewhere.

Being a wife and a working mom, I’ve always wanted to share my recipes for other moms out there who love cooking as much as I do.  I always try to find quick and easy recipes for convenience and now even more so, not lacking in healthy aspect of it.  So I’m quite excited to start this new blog and I hope for those of you who visit can find it useful and resourceful, if not, just entertaining and a good read.

 




Reading Life
20th July 2017

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I used to love reading.  I still do but with the so little time I have nowadays, I’m lucky if I have a few minutes to have some “me time” when my son finally gets to bed before I fall asleep myself.  I really do want to dedicate some of that “me time” to reading because I really do miss it.  I miss immersing myself in a good book and losing myself in a good story.  A way for me to escape the realities of the world, if you will.  That is why I like fiction.  I like a story that is different from my life and at times stories that seem unrealistic because it’s my own sense of adventure for myself and I can escape.  This was why I started reading in the first place when I moved to Canada when I was 9.  I was the new kid, not too many friends yet and not familiar with the environment so I would read.  I used to be able to read a book every couple of days and now not so much.  My husband likes non-fiction because he is a man of facts which I get.  He likes the realities of the world and likes to tell real stories which in turn gives us really good conversations sometimes.

I enjoy some fiction too.  I am actually currently reading “A Life in Parts” by Bryan Cranston (a great actor – Breaking Bad, Malcom in The Middle to name a couple) which is a memoir.  It’s great so far because I like the way he talks about his life – A series of short stories (which makes sense to the title).  It’s like looking into different memories he had throughout his life rather than reading one long boring mesh of thoughts that would sound like ramblings to me.  He has some great stories and he writes in a way that makes them exciting and wanting you to read more and also leaving room to leave room for thought after each story.  It makes me want to do the same with myself sometime in my life.

Expressing to my husband about how much I want to start reading since I have really no other passions right now that I can have the time to actually do , he bought me a KOBO GLO e-reader.  I was soooooo happy!  I love this thing.  I bring it around everywhere with me since it’s so small and compact and it all ALL the books I want in there at a touch of a screen.  I love that the “pages” look like actual book pages because the color and the lighting is not too bright like how a cellphone screen would look it.  It’s easy on the eyes and it feels like I’m reading an actual book.  My husband saw how much I was enjoying it that he was starting to want one now too!  He wants to be able to read one of his book during his downtime at work rather than be on his phone the whole time.  I love it when he reads because he used to HATE reading.  Now he has read more books than I have over the past year and he gets so excited telling about what he has read.  Like I said previously, we have good conversations about this and I love it when we just sit and talk.

Now since he has an affinity for reading too and he needs something to keep him busy during his breaks, I now bought HIM a KOBO e-reader as well!!  He’s pretty excited about it and I am too.  It seems our son likes to “read” too because at night before bed, he will always grab his story books and plays and “reads” them.  It’s the cutest thing.  I’ve always wanted a kid that loved to read.

 




32 Onwards
19th June 2017

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I am officially 32 as of June 16, 2017.  Another year older, another year of life which I am greatful for.  It was a fun weekend hanging out with family and friends.  It was our very first barbeque in this new home of ours and I love it.  My husband got the cutest little barbeque too.  It suits perfectly in our little balcony and it’s perfect for the two of us because it’s really small but yet it still managed to cook for more than 6 people so this little barbeque is quite remarkable!

I love barbeques and it always floods me with great memories.  One of my fondest memories that involved my birthday and having a barbeque was a few years ago.  I arranged a big BBQ at Jericho park with all my friends; we had burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings … We then played some Ultimate Frisbee which was sooooo great!!  It was the perfect weather and we were all just laughing hysterically as we all tried to compete with one another.  I remember Mr. L just diving towards the grass trying to grab the Frisbee but it ended up perfectly smack dab on his forehead.  I remember trying to take a group photo but there was always someone missing or not looking at the camera.  I remember all of us just laughing and laughing and eating and eating until the breeze started blowing cold and it was time to go home even though we all really didn’t want to.  Until this day, all my friends say that was one of the best days they remember in the summer too and that we should have another day like that.

My have the days changed though.  If we were to have another day like that it will be different.  Why? Because our lives have changed.  Most of us have children now.  There’s nothing wrong with that! For me, there’s new memories to look forward to because I’m excited to see the kids have the chance to play their games and laugh and laugh as all us adults watch and laugh with them.  My best memories of barbeques is the concept of all of being together in one place, enjoying the day; the moment.  One big happy family regardless of the number of adults and children.  As long as we are all together having the best times of our lives, that is all I could ask for.

So bring it on 32.  Bring on more days of joy and life.

 




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