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Kick Back, Put Your Feet Up

Hello and welcome!  My name is Rita.

Life is about good food.  I love food.  I have been taking pictures of the food I eat for years but only a few years ago did I organize it into a blog.   Meals on this site range from  breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack – which I think pretty much covers it. Often it’s something I’ve fixed at home but I am known to take pic of my food while in a restaurant much to the chagrin of those at my table.

Sometimes I include a brief  ‘how-to’ on preparation but mostly it’s just photos.  When I cook I don’t really follow a recipe but use it more as a general guide and enhance it with a little bit of this, a bit of that.  Any opinions I give of a restaurant and their food are just that, my opinion.

I love spicy, flavorful food.  Bland dishes need not apply.  I would probably use jalapeños or Serrano peppers in every meal if I could.

Until recently, I lived in the Rose City —- Portland, Oregon, where it rains 472 days of the year. I now live in Southern Colorado.

I think a vodka martini is da bomb.


My companion and partner in crime in my food adventures is my husband. He has suffered through many a meal waiting to eat until after I’ve captured a photo. Bless his heart. When a meal is served he will automatically wait for the photo to be snapped before digging in. If I’m not seizing the moment he will ask incredulously, “What, no photo?”My husband is also a great sport when it comes to trying something new that I’ve fixed.  There have been some times when I’ve peered into the bottom of a crockpot that’s been going for hours and discover the Swamp Thing.  He will gamely give it a try while I pass and eat saltines and canned olives.Oh, and hubby can cook!

Mister and Missus

 

14 Comments on “About”

  1. Herman
    Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    Thank you for following HoB. Much appreciated! I’ll be hanging around here…

    • Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

      Thank you for dropping by, Herman. You are so darned cute that I’m sure one of my 3 cats would invite you to the prom.

  2. reidi
    Friday, November 7, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    Hey Rita,

    Back on your site just cruising around. Should have know better. I stumbled onto your “Chili Verde with Pork” recipe which would have sent me to the store for a pork roast at 8PM, except I am 2.5 months into a vegan diet imposed by my GP.

    I’ve promised myself that if the diet does not bring “the numbers” down, that this is the first “real food” that I will make to compensate for a couple of months of grains, legumes and vegetables.

    I can’t complain, Carol is an excellent cook – case in point tonight’s dinner: vegetable curry with fresh-ground spices and all vegetables, fresh or frozen, from last summer’s garden – but it ain’t pork. I’m a Democrat, but Palin did get one thing right – “…if God didn’t intend us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?”

    Again, thanks for your great work curating the site. Wonderful recipes with excellent photos and guidance, and compelling commentary and humor.

    • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

      My goodness, I’m not sure why I am only now seeing/noticing this. Thank you so much!

  3. Friday, April 17, 2015 at 1:07 pm #

    Heh Mrs. B, I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award (see link)
    https://mykitcheninthemiddleofthedesert.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/one-lovely-blog-award/
    There’s no pressure to accept the nomination, but it is my way of thanking you for sharing amazing ideas on your lovely blog. ( I miss Mrs.Kravitz Report 😉 )
    A hui hou,
    Auntie Doni

  4. Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    Mrs. Beans, I have nominated your blog for another award, https://mykitcheninthemiddleofthedesert.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/the-bloggers-recognition-award/
    I really like reading about your culinary prose.
    Aloha.

    • Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

      Oh wow! Thank you very much!

  5. Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

    I like your blog!

  6. Peaches and Paprika
    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 11:30 am #

    Dear Mrs Beans, I tried to post to your Q2 item in Ginger the cat but no more comments could be taken so if you were the mom of Q2 just wanted you to know this beautiful kitty is being honored this week in s special remembrance slideshow. If aimed this right, you’ll want to see it and here is the link: http://peachesandpaprika.blogspot.com/2016/02/blogger-rainbow-bridge-remembrance.html

    Sorry to write this here because it’s about fur, not food, but thought you’d like to see the show if you haven’t already. Carol, Peaches and Paprika.

    • Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:17 pm #

      Thank you so much for including Q2 in your wonderful tribute! It was very nicely done and very special and touching. We appreciate it very much. Q2 was a much loved girl and we miss her immensely.

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