Art, Food, and Existential Crises: The World of Banal Muffins

An illustrated interview with artist and musician Chris Sav, the creator of the blog Banal Muffins and “boy band” Chris and the Celeriac.


Table it. 

Hub is really getting into the kitchen with some new recipes. Heart healthier, try it yourself. 

Kale salad, like really? Citrus Shrimp! Need to add that Cilantro Rice (sh I don’t like cilantro cause it’s been reported to be grown in poisonous areas) but it didn’t kill us. 

We are gaining more help in the kitchen from our kiddos too and like watching more food channel so we get more ideas to add to some Pang and Scroggins passed down recipes. We’ll add a section for those too with videos from the household chefs. 


  gingerly good tea time

For Christmas, I received some black mango tea from my friend. Thank you Jen of the Wilderness,  for the even more exciting infuser water bottle to keep me healthily hydrated this year. 

I ran to the store to get cucumber and lemons for my newest concoction. Everyone has been talking about ginger tea so I sliced up some root and dropped this in first. 

For the refreshing cool beverage, I stuck it in the fridge. But everyone knows I quit drinking cold water and prefer room temperature or hot drinks, so to keep the veggies fresh I leave it in the fridge (by the way, the fridge does keep bananas longer – proven by daughter science fair project) and when it’s tea time – put a cup of it in my microwave.  

Added  a bit of honey too. Now I’m having  a gingerly good tea time, chums. 

Healthy Box Reasons For Ginger Daily


Soda Trial After Two Years

I finally decided after an aerobic day at work to have a cold, refreshing, carbonated beverage. I could have any of the main sodas free everyday, but would I dare? After 2 years of reducing every acid refluxing element in my life, I wanted to test it, and maybe, just maybe, I could drink a soda without the hiccuping torture.  Slowly, I sipped a half of a can of Sprite poured into a Styrofoam cup, lapping it up like a cat at a milk bowl. Oh, the hell with it! I downed the rest feeling a cool tingle from my toes through my nose and it was exactly how I remembered it, except that I don’t really like the flavor of Sprite. But the bubbles and chill was so – for lack of a better marketing adjective -“refreshing.” The colorless, caffeine -less sugar water seemed like a baby step in the family of explosive,  exciting sodas. Maybe I’ll be fully cured one day and be able to survive “the bomb” – a  rootbeer float. That’s asking much of my lactose intolerance though. Oh that would be bliss! My next attempt will be worth it…half a glass of Dr. Pepper. Someone will have to come have one with me.