A Spicy Video: Harissa

The year is coming to an end. Above all, I would say that 2014 has been surprising. I never quite knew what to expect, but worked really hard, had a lot of faith and things fell into place. I didn’t have a chance to do my quote for the week yesterday, but found one that I like by Angela Davis.

I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.

Since I don’t have much time to do a proper post, I thought I’d share a video. Many recipes now call for harissa and it’s also something that I’ve started seeing more of on restaurant menus.

For whatever reason, I always forget what it is when I see it. Maybe this video will help permanently embed it in my brain! I just have to remember that harissa is hot! And it’s pronounced like Lisa, not Melissa.

In case I don’t get a chance to pop in here before the year ends, Happy New Year to you!

Christmas Surprise Traffic Stop

With all the negative news about the police lately, it’s nice to see something positive. Although I probably shouldn’t have looked at the comments below the video. I guess I could be cynical about it too. But I’ve written my fair share of blog posts about racism in this country recently. I need a break. Especially during the Christmas season.

For my own mental health, maybe yours too, I’d like to believe that there are some good police out there who genuinely are trying to do something nice. This is a heartwarming video. For now, I think I’ll leave it at that.