Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ode to a new love...

As much as I love you, Dearest, I have found a new (subscription) love.  

No, no, I'm not leaving you but I hope you can accept the fact that I'm seeing someone else. 

If you can, indeed, bear to share me with another I believe we can have a lasting relationship.
But the truth is, my heart (and my stomach) now truly belongs to

H.R. has plied me with the sumptuousness of 


with Toasted Walnut Pesto


with Thyme Apple Butter.

I have experienced desserts such as 
Sweet Potato


Coconut Carrot


topped with the most decadent

I've even snacked on
Almond Chickpea


the likes of which any Ingénue would gladly indulge upon to 
salve a broken heart.

Therefore, dear one, I must devote my attention (and pocket book) to my New Love.  I will visit you from time to time if that is your want but I must, in all honesty, apprise you of where you do stand.
You stand firmly behind Hungry Root.

yours fondly,

Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year: Xenophobia

Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year: Xenophobia: At Dictionary.com we aim to pick a Word of the Year that embodies a major theme resonating deeply in the cultural consciousness over the prior 12 months. This year, some of the most prominent news stories have centered around fear of the “other.” Fear is an adaptive part of human evolutionary history and often influences behaviors and perceptions on a subconscious level. However, this particular year saw fear rise to the surface of cultural discourse. Because our users’ interest in this overarching theme emerges so starkly for one specific word in our trending lookup data, xenophobia is Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year. The word xenophobia is actually relatively new, and only entered English in the late 1800s. It finds its roots in two Greek words, xénos meaning “stranger, guest,” and phóbos meaning “fear, panic.” Dictionary.com defines xenophobia as “fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers.” It can also refer to fear or dislike of customs,