Vanilla isn’t White

Vanilla Rosewater Ice Cream

Ice cream isn’t going to save the day. Fear of change won. Racism won. Anti-semitism won. Anti-immigration won. Sexism won. Anti-LGBTQ won. All the -isms in the world won. And, I have a right to be scared and will stay mad. When the conservative trend was noticed in Europe and Turkey earlier this year, it was a comforting thought that we in the United States were slowly moving in a positive direction. But, when the majority of people used voting booths — similar to how the Klu Klux Klan wear hoods — to vote for a racist candidate on Tuesday, I’m wondering who among my white friends, are truly my friend.

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Cooking Light Magazine: Chicken Braised in Wine and Rosemary

Cooking Light Magazine: Chicken Braised in Wine and Rosemary

Guess what? I’m a Cooking Light Magazine’s Bloggers’ Connection member, and I get to review monthly recipes from their magazine twice a month. As I’m super excited, because the recipes chosen to appear on will be mostly quick and healthy. Waiting for my free monthly subscription to arrive, I browsed their recipes online to discover Chicken Braised in Wine and Rosemary from a previous issue. My adjustment to the recipe was throwing in several old, chopped apricots, fresh thyme and parsley. Instead of serving potatoes with this dish as the original recipe suggested, yellow cornmeal grits was used. Next time, I’m using roast baby potatoes. Read more