Category Archives: Blurb

Has It Really Been 3 Months Since My Last Post?

Geez, I guess so.  It has been a wild and crazy ride here in My Kitchen In The Middle Of The Desert, I gotta tell you!

Here’s a quick-hit overview of what’s been going on and then I promise to back again soon.


Update To My Blog

I started to think about a comment that one of my blog’s followers, Krystle @ Pictures & Plane Tickets, made awhile back, that she doesn’t eat meat.  I know several folks who simply do not care for meat, be it the texture, the smell; my niece can’t stand to touch any sort of raw animal flesh.  I remember someone telling me that people who eat meat have a different sort of smell to them, HMMM, interesting.

Anyways, so I did some updates to all of my posts from the past 4 fours, to include Categories and Tags for Pescetarian Dishes as well as Vegetarian Dishes.  Now everyone can check out older posts that may suit their tastes better.


It’s PJ’s Sunday

It’s Sunday, a kick-back kinda day.  Like, maybe have some Pancakes and BACON!! for brunch, yes brunch not breakfast.  Oh, and there’s Sunday Football on television or you could possibly watch your favorite Baseball team; actually read the entire Sunday Newspaper, or simply snooze on the sofa all day.

But it’s DEFINITELY a PJ’s day, all day!

It's PJ's Sunday!

…and let’s not forget that comfy-snuggly-warm robe and some socks!

Another reason that I’m going to wear my `jammas all day is in solidarity for one of my “friends” that I’ve met through my blog.  Mrs. Beans aka Rita.  Rita’s blog is Whats2eat2day.  Rita and her husband are going through a rough patch right now and today Rita has proclaimed Total Pajama Day.  In support of my “friend”, I will stay in my PJ’s as well.

Happy Total Pajama Day!

It’s Raining!

Yes, it does rain the Middle of the Desert!

Rain in the Middle of the Desert

The Monsoon season seems to have started a little early this year, but we’ll take it, we’ll take any rain we can get.

Stay dry and cool my friends!

HEH! There’s A Sale At My Shop!!


From Auntie Doni’s House has some neat stuff!

25% off purchases $50 +

Please use the coupon code 1SPECIALDISCOUNT at checkout

Hit the link above to view my shop


Long Time No See

Yeah, I know that I’ve been absent for a while, but I have a very good excuse.  My husband and I sold our home in Southern Arizona and have moved to Central Arizona, the Gateway to the Grand Canyon.

Sunset in Central Arizona

We are renting a place from friend-of-friends for the time being and it is beautiful here!

More later, so stay tuned.


Let Me Know If You’ve Tried Anything

I was reading a couple of other blogs these last few days, and I think I’ve done myself a dis-service.

I noticed a tag at the end of each of the posts, asking the reader if they do make a recipe, to please take a picture of it and hashtag it.


Okay so, here’s the deal guys, please add #mykitcheninthemiddleofthedesert to your pics of dishes, or ideas that you’ve tried of mine.  Post them up on all of the various social media sites.  I know you’re out there.  Even it was a while back, I’d love to hear from you.

Shaka !

Shaka !

Something New That I Found At Walmart

packaged corn on the cob


So Natural brand Minute Corn On The Cob.

Um, well, I suppose that would be okay.  I mean now they sell shucked ears of corn in those plastic trays with cellophane wrapping, so …

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One Lovely Blog Award

I was encouraged by a dear friend to start a blog and write about the dishes that I make, shopping for the ingredients; as well as some of places that my husband and I have visited and what we eat there.  It’s been a whirlwind two years and I still love doing it.

Yesterday, I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Evgenia at her blogsite Living On Annette.

One Lovely Blog Award

So many Mahalos, thanks Eve.

As part of this award, I’m supposed to share with everyone seven things about myself; also nominate other bloggers.

“And the nominees are …”

Pictures And Plane Tickets, Krystle has a great attitude and zest for life.

What’s2EatToday, Mrs. Beans cooks a lot of yummy stuff that is near and dear to my heart; we’re both from the same small island in the middle of The Pacific Ocean.

And lastly, two guy’s guys, Patrons Of The Pit … LOVE their stuff and their sense of humor, they give me a giggle on each and every post.  You guys rock POTP!


Oh, and those seven little things about me, yeah that’s right.

I love to cook.

I love to eat.

I hate to clean it all up, thank you William Howard Livens for inventing the modern-day dishwasher.

I’m from Oahu Hawaii.

I’m retired in the Middle Of The Desert  with my darling husband.

I love to travel.

I want to see more of the United States of America.


I could go on, but I won’t.

I would like to say how very humbled I am to be nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award.

One Lovely Blog