Quotes on love by Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of one of my most favorite social justice heroes, Martin Luther King, Jr., I’m sharing some of his quotes on love, because of course this blog is about love. The bottom line is love is the answer. If we would base all our actions in love, I think we would live in a more peaceful place.

Before I go, some photos I took from my trip with University of Southern California last year:

Enjoy your day in peace and love.


December 28 – National Chocolate Day


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National Chocolate Day

Five Food Finds about Chocolate

  • The word “chocolate” comes from the Aztec word, “Xocolatl”, which ironically means “bitter water”.
  • The biggest bar of chocolate ever made was created in 2000 and weighed 5,000 pounds.  Turin is the city in Italy that can be proud of this accomplishment.
  • While the US produces the most chocolate and consume the most pounds every year, the Swiss consume the most per capita,  followed closely by the English.
  • Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40% of the world’s almonds and 20% of the world’s peanuts.
  • Every Russian and American space voyage has included chocolate bars.


Today’s Food History

1763 John Molson was born. Founder of Molson Brewery, Montreal, Canada.

1869 William Finley Semple patented the first chewing gum, although he never commercially manufactured any gum.

1886 Josephine Garis Cochran patented the first commercially successful dish washing machine. It became a huge hit at the 1893…

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Jeanine Donofrio’s Keys To The Kitchen

I really enjoyed Jeanine’s tip to keep citrus and herbs readily available to freshen up any recipe. I get the bag of lemons at Trader Joes every time I go shopping. Citrus an herbs are a great way to add flavor without fat or calories. In my Mexican family, we squeeze lime on just about everything. I love a squeeze of lemon in my soups.

P.S. Love and Lemons is a really great blog if you haven’t checked it out already.

In honor of my current book tour visit to the Lone Star state, here is this key to the kitchen interview with Jeanine Donofrio of Love & Lemons.br/a href=”http://www.aidamollenkamp.com/2012/10/jeanine-donofrios-keys-to-the-kitchen/” class=”more-link”Continue Reading: emJeanine Donofrio’s Keys To The Kitchen/em →/a

via Jeanine Donofrio’s Keys To The Kitchen.

I’m back!

It was a long week last week but ended on a high note of my official acceptance letter to an MSW program. I celebrated by having wine and pizza with my friends. I really enjoyed showing my friend Monica how to make pizza dough and bake a pizza from scratch. It was her first time and when she ate her creation said, “I am never buying a ready made pizza again! This is delicious and was so easy to make!” It was the best compliment ever. I think if I had a choice and money was not an issue, cooking and blogging would be what I would do all day every day. I would do cooking classes out of my house and have dinner parties every week. Unfortunately, money is an issue and so I chose the wonderful world of social work for a career. Thank goodness for blogging so I can share my love for food with whoever wants to receive it. 

I am catching up big time on all my food adventures from the last week. I have some really great photos to share and some yummy food to show you. Love, me.