Thoughtful Thursday: A Few Thoughts on Food

While embarking upon this blog-journey, I knew I wanted to make it a place where I could share my knowledge on the many different subjects I am passionate about. When I began to brainstorm what my first posts would be, it was no surprise that many of them centered around food. Continue reading “Thoughtful Thursday: A Few Thoughts on Food”

10 Amazing Cookbooks

I can often be found lounging on the couch with a drink in one hand and an open cookbook in the other, reading the recipes cover to cover like articles in a magazine. This page offers a quick reference guide for a few of my favorites. Continue reading “10 Amazing Cookbooks”

How to Repurpose Glass Jars

Here’s some trivia for you-

What do the following items have in common: Jelly, marinara sauce, Dijon mustard, salsa, mayonnaise, olives, and BBQ sauce.

If you guessed flavor profiles…you’re wrong (perhaps a master chef could pull that off?). The common thread is that they are often sold in glass jars.
Glass Jars

If you think jars are nothing to get excited about, you’re also wrong!  I will admit to occasionally spending a little extra cash at the grocery store for an item that sold in glass rather than plastic. Why, you ask? I’ll tell you. I hardly ever through away a glass jar.

In this post I’ll show you how you can fall in love with glass jars too. Mason jars are super on trend at the moment (and for good reason), but before you go out and buy a case of brand new jars, consider those that are already holding condiments in your fridge and pantry. There are so many lovely glass vessels just begging to be reused! There are more uses for them than you might think. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Who I am and What I know

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Who I am:

I am D’Ana Joi. Only child. Daydreamer. Swiss-army-knife of artistic attributes. In fact, I’ve often felt frustrated by my various interests and inability to hone in on any one part of my creative-mash-up of a brain. With so many different veins of interest pulsing through me, being told I need to focus on only one has a paralyzing effect of me. Do I focus on my music? My passion for cooking? My love of all things handmade? Gardening? Poetry? Then, an epiphany:  What if I could accept my many interests and embrace those things that I know how to do well, without forcing myself to choose any one thing (and neglecting the rest)…? Discovering the answer to this question has helped me to dive deep into the well of my own being. The truth is, who I am is ever evolving, as is the discovery of more and more passion for the things that make everyday life a little more magical.

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